Finishing the mast, boom and yard (for balanced lug) went pretty smoothly. I made a couple of changes, though, from plan. First, I was a little worried about the strength of the mast scarf joint so a couple of dowels were drilled and epoxied into the joint.
Because of the way I plan to rig the balanced lug, I decided to form a round rather than square mast, as supplied by CLC. After some calculations I planed enough of the square corners and then the resulting angles off the mast to create a close approximation of a round mast. I ended up with a little less than a two inch diameter, which may or may not be strong enough for 57 square feet of sail. If it doesn't work (punt) there is a plan for making a more stout mast next year.
One thing I discovered was that the use of these V-shaped rests really help when planing and sanding to steady the spars.
No epoxy was applied to the spars. When varnishing the spars they rested on a couple of half inch dowels to keep them off the bench. That way I could varnish the entire spar at once instead of in two or three sessions. Three coats of varnish and done.