Yes I keep the planks covered up in their stack.
I did cover the last plank with linseed oil (didn't have any turpentine).
I guess it is a good idea to saw outside the scribed line, to (hopefully) avoid any surprises in releasing internal stresses in the wood.
Is it fair to say that curved stock will have built in stresses, per definition?
As for the bevelling of the planks, I measure the angle between the frames and the plank below, and draw a line on some scrap-wood of the same thickness together with a 90 degree line. This way I can measure the distance between the 90 degr and the bevelled angle and this equals the amount of wood to be removed on one side of the planks.
Your boat is lovely, I actually have one myself. They are Swedish "Koster" boat.
Mine is 25 feet, and was bought to be able to go sailing while I was rebuilding my Svaap.
It has dried out a lot, and requires a lot of timbers to be renewed - one day...
This afternoon I drove down to Isegran again, and fired up the steamer.
This picture illustrates old wood from Mindes hull being resycled, while new timbers are being prepared for renewing her hull.
I steam the first plank one hour before I put in the other one.
Prepared for a new plank
When all preparations for hanging the plank was done, I had a closer look at "Oscar Tybring", and her open seams.
This picture illustrates how much the wood have shrunk:
I got help from one of the skippers on a boat moored at Isegran. I faced some trouble with securing the hood end of the first plank (the big one), and the plank had lost some of it's temperature when I was ready to persuade it to take the frames. My helper was my saviour, as he looked like a small bear - and was probably as strong as one as well.... The plank had to give in to our efforts. No problem with the splines - they are still there and no sign of glue-failiour.
One hour after the fist plank left the steamer, the second was ready.
This one was much easier to hang, and probably was the first "easy" plank of many to come. I have finished with the twisted beasts..
Actually, the hood end of the 6th plank is just above the waterline, and that means that I am now working on her "top sides".
Cause for a celebration, and I am having a beer (or two) as I type this.