Step 5: Cutting the pieces.
We're going to start with a 1" arm section.
Clamp your material down in a vice, Using the rotary tool, carefully cut off the section of dowel. Its always better to cut a little extra and sand down to size than it is to cut too short and have to re-cut a piece.
Follow this procedure for the rest of the pieces. I found while trying to cut the 1/2" x 1/2" basswood, that the rotary tool would not allow me to make the cuts so I had to pull out a hand saw to finish the job.
It also might be a good idea to label your pieces with a permanent marker in case you need to leave the project and come back at a later time.