Everything was going swimmingly, too. My first attempt at fabricating the piece of hardware needed for project #1 was successful. Go me! The Dremel tool is the most useful thing ever invented. Of course, then I started cutting without paying attention.
At least project #2 is in good shape. The glue is setting on the last piece as I write, and all that's left is sanding, varnishing, and installing the hardware. What could possibly go wrong?