Hey, I know what you mean about woodworking. I've been doing that for more years than I can remember, but I've really never seriously considered building a boat. I will warn you that when you do get your kayaks, you can pretty much mothball your woodworking machinery; paddling takes all of your spare time. However, I have built a few paddles. I don't use them much, because I'm also addicted to carbon and fiberglass.
I was thinking about a couple of other boats that you might be interested in. One would be the Current Designs Infinity and the other would be the P&H Cetus.