No paddling again this weekend so I put my time to good use and finished cutting the forms. I have put a request in for the cedar strips which I will order for delivery in a couple of weeks. I am getting the strips from Cedarstrip.co.uk who are very reasonable and have put aside some quality wood for me, best quality they've had in a long time apparently.
I drew the right half of the form on a sheet of graph paper then folded over the half and traced the left side. I then glued each form on to a panel of 1/2' MDF and roughly cut around each one. Tip for anyone using spray adhesive. Just spray the MDF not the paper, otherwise the glue starts seeping through giving the paper a wet look like some of the top forms bellow.
I then cut around 1mm from the edge of the forms and then sanded each form fair.
Bow and Stern End Forms
Both the bow and stern end forms have an outer stem at the end that is cut from a separate piece of cedar or other soft wood and temporarily glued on the to ends of the end forms. These stems are beveled to form a sharp edge upon which the strips are glued. These stems will form part of the actual boat and wont be removed. I have cut off the Stern stem here from the MDF just to practice until I get the cedar wood.
I can't help getting excited, hopefully I will have something similar in a few months!