For bow blocks you could try balsa as it is so much easier to shape and does the job well.
you will love having that tool Brother I have one similar and its a mainstay in my shop for small stuff. wife doesn't like me sanding in the house so its a garage tool but used very often
Whoops, almost a major error.
Had a couple of minutes this morning. I was showing my build progress on the Lobster boat and noticed that I had reversed frame #4. The door opening should be on the Starboard side.
As UWE says "check the drawings, check again and if not sure check ...."
This happens to all of us. Nice catch.