Staves for the main mast were cut and notched yesterday. I am using the Modified Birdsmouth technique: the notch is not centered on the edge of the stave. This is today's set-up/test piece cut on the router table:
This photo doesn't show the grain to full advantage (the stave is out of focus but the shop floor is sharp and clear!), but this is very nice CVG DF.
The plan is to cut the tapers tomorrow, dry fit over the weekend and assemble one day next week when I can round up the help.