We got a thread for this ;) hopefully you can find some useful stuff in there.
As for the camber, you should probably build from a range of like 6-12 mm underfoot, and then just build the core accordingly. I wouldn't get technical with doing tests and stuff on skis that already exist, its just too much time, especially if your starting out (just like me)
So, what I suggest is for your first ski build her at 8mm camber (which seems to be mid range for camber height from what reading I've done, you may have found different) and then build your core accordingly. If you're a larger guy, build the core thicker with stiffer woods, and if you're lighter, use a softer wood, with a thinner core.
You're not going to have perferct tammy whamsticks cranked out for yourself the first time around, they wont suit you the best, and they might be a little tough to ride, it will take some experimentation before you get something you really like, but totally worth it!
Good luck building! I to am building my first pair of boards, and have done some practice layup with just cardboard and some old crappy epoxies, just selecting wood and getting some tooling ready to start building. Design is finalized, and printed out. Keep us updated on these units!
secret fucking SNOWBALL mission...