Model Shipways are nice small starter kits. Good choice for first build to get you used to wood and construction methods and terms of sailing.
Thanks for the build log, I will be watching along.
Just remember if you have questions, photos an update and photos explaining problem and members will chime in to assist when they can.
You might also do a search with ship title and see if there are others who have built the kit, and you can learn from their build logs. Sometimes others have figures out problems before you and it helps your build to review them.
Keep the photos coming and remember, its just a hobby and enjoy the build, it doesn't have to be perfect, none of ours are!
I can fully underline the words by Jim....
I am looking forward to see your progress on the Dory.
If there are some questions or problems we can help - just ask...... and we will try to assist and help