Last week I started building an OB20 (hull# 18). So far, the jig set-up is going well. Transfering full size patterns with a slightly sharpened piece of 1/4" dowel over a few sheets of carbon paper is pure magic and very fast.
I am trying to get my head around the keel and stem. Does anyone have experience laminating purple heart together? That stuff is harder than most of the rocks around here I would have enough of it in the shop, but if there is a problem down the road,(or lake), with the keel, then the whole boat is garbage. Maybe I should just get hold of some maple or fir? The purple heart may also be difficult to shape at the bearding line and will probably cost more in blade sharpening than a few pieces of maple.