Episode 2 finds Lou at a bigger lumber yard that he refers to as more of a “production” yard where he is seeking more White Oak for the TotalBoat Sport Dory. Last week’s band mill was much smaller than this week’s rotary mill where Lou continues to find the perfect pieces of lumber for his build. It’s amazing to hear Lou explain all of the intricacies that go into finding the right shape, size and characteristics for lumber for boat building. This is no trip to the home store or a pre-cut lumber yard. Lou goes over exactly how he wants the log sawn and where and how to spin the log to take full advantage of all its best grain and features.
Lou is excited to build this Dory and make it unique and customized to the features he feels work best after pouring over many of the tried and true dory designs throughout the years. We can’t wait to see it take shape! Lou will be hopping in to answer your questions and comments from time to time – and while it might not be right away, rest assured he reads them all and will answer you all! So leave your comments below and don’t forget to share with your friends!