I saw a post the other day lamenting that nobody's posting threads about building "big" boats in real wood anymore. As a millennial who's gotten quite a bit of helpful advice and inspiration out of many of the "big build" threads of the past, here's my attempt to help change that.
This is Astraea, a Hess Falmouth 30. Double-sawn black locust frames (glued with resorcinol and hand-beveled) on an Angelique backbone. Sawn Angelique floors (with cast Silicon bronze under the mast step). Planking will be carvel using flatsawn Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Lead ballast. Backbone is fastened with 1/2" bronze rod, threaded at the ends. Planking fasteners will be copper rivets.
I'm currently working my way aft through the frames; will post more updates as progress warrants.