So, I bought the plywood I needed and the aluminum as well. From that it was easy enough to rip through the 2'x4' board I had into 1" strips on my tables saw, but it seems another story all together finding time during school to get them rounded on the shaper. Ah well, can't be helped for now though.
In light of those delays though I was still able to make all of the strait cuts needed for each of the 1/8 angle pieces on both mid braces.
Also I uploaded a dozen or so new photos for the album there to the right.