Anyway, I have a bit of progress to show both on Althea, my A class Highlander design, and on the next build, just started on a Fort or Park ship.
Here's some pictures:-
This shows both the hull and its detachable keel on the stand to the left. That's 40 lbs of lead and a bit of cedar. Both of these have been epoxied and rubbed down, and epoxied and rubbed down, and e-----------, to the point of nausea, but they have at last received their first two coats of varnish, the finish shows in the sun as I wanted. There'll be several more coats of varnish to go, but the next work is the deck fittings, rudder, and rigging.
I took the original cross-section drawing and re-measured the waterlines at 3/4 inch to produce the waterline drawing on the right.
I have yellow cedar planking at 3/4 inch thick and so can bandsaw the sections you see here. I have a profile centre piece for the bow and stern as you see to define the shapes of both, when it's all glued together it should be a pretty easy job to complete the carving. I am targeting a final thickness for the yellow cedar of 1/4 inch, so that's what the sections overlap each other by for gluing.
Just to make it more complicated for myself, I am going to have to make a hook knife to carve the inside.