Thank you JohnK007,
As for the hardwood acquired, it seems to me that the biggest challenge is making the wisest and most efficient use of it possible, within the limitations of "supply on hand" , for lack of a better description. This mostly consists of bird's eye maple flooring, 3/4 4" and 5" width, and 2 1x10x8 quarter sawn oak boards, and several small pieces of oak flooring. Somewhere lurking around the house is a detailed list, if and when i come across it, it will be posted. I've put together a demonstration box from some small pieces of the 5" maple, it's in the photo album BE maple box. My plan for that is to remove the gawky cabinet screws, cut the holes off each end, and then build a nicer one using glued rabett joints.
Looking forward to reading your posts and viewing your pics!