It's coming along fine. Pine is a whole lot cheaper to figure out your angles and depth of cuts. When the pine piece it perfect use it to set your saw for making the oak one. Don't throw away the prototypes, 1 cannon seems to lead to another.
“I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
― John Wayne "The Shootist"