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An introduction to Dory designs and plans with Louis Sauzedde

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Lou is back to work in his Open Door Boatshop and gearing up for another season of Tips from a Shipwright. We will be building and filming our next series, the design and construction of the TotalBoat Sport Dory. The first of 36 weekly episodes will debut this August. In the meantime, enjoy this introduction to Dory design and concepts with shipwright Louis Sauzedde as he takes a look at the many different features in anticipation of drawing and building his own TotalBoat Sport Dory.
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Michael Colombo (1 year ago)
could you say that you're.....finding your dory?
Carlos Zurita (2 months ago)
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Journeyman Curmudgeon (1 year ago)
We were all thinking it, but you had to put it out there.
John Armstrong (2 months ago)
In order to find the centers of those planks, you would use a compass and perpendicular bisectors between the points. Their intersection would be the center of your circle. You could then find it for the two outside points and verify that it actually is a circle.
seccat (3 months ago)
Looks are one thing, but how does she handle. There is first and secondary stability, that you need to take into account. You know what they say... “The pretty one are crazy as heck”
Liang Wei (3 months ago)
Your video tutorial is great, I expect that I can also make my own Dory.
greg (6 months ago)
Where is this series? I'm very intrigued about what design he'll build. Sounds exciting!
ground owl (8 months ago)
Well, took a year off from watching. I think its time to get back into the shipwright channel. Thanks for everything you do.
Dalek Anonymous (10 months ago)
Can't steal from a design that's been popular for thousands of years :)
worlds best (11 months ago)
Can anyone reccomend some vids on reading boat plans
bgm1958 (1 year ago)
Anyone with an idea about why some of the plans he looked at are printed backwards?
teton tom (1 year ago)
..... really shouldn't be here. Already thinking I should send my extra drafting stuff.....
NoNoBigWhite (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for this explanation!
Kim Fuck U (1 year ago)
Very nice and I'm looking forward for the episodes when the boat will be built! Where do you get your plans? Do you have a source you can recommend?
Philip Gee (1 year ago)
OK so it is the 26th August and I am distraught as the promised next episode is not on yet??
Craig Kelford (1 year ago)
Can't wait.
swanson & associates (1 year ago)
On this rainy Friday early afternoon I had the pleasure of meeting Louis. Like you would expect, if you've been drawn to his videos by his talent as a Craftsman on all things "wood boats", well let me share a bit. As a general contractor doing cabinetry for 25 plus years I ended up in a difficult place. At 55 years old I had few options in life, so I thought! Not to be to sappy, his voice, demener and passion has inpacted me unmeasurably. I guess what I'm trying to say is, watching a man do his trade in the respectful an honest way has brought me back trying to do the same in my work as he does in his. Thanks Greg
Logan Smith (1 year ago)
Lou! What's the deal? When are you going to start building this thing?! Getting Antsy!
Pierre Russell (1 year ago)
So when is this project starting?
roy suire (1 year ago)
Looking Forward to the next episode!!! One question I am building a Cajun Perique (Bow on both ends) the material is Clear Cypress whats the Best varnish to use?????? and how many coats?
Norman Boyes (1 year ago)
This is quality, fascinating, captivating, wholesome viewing. Absolutely chuffed that Louis is sharing this with us.👍
BandB1111111 (1 year ago)
What do you think about Bolger's Diablo? I think Im going to build one to hang my Etec 25 on.
aren carpenter (1 year ago)
Boy,your back just in time with the perfect project. Just got all inspired to build dory after visiting Lowells boat shop. Only six strakes. Really looking forward to your level of detail and simple technique. You're our modern day John Gardner
Dennis Fischer (1 year ago)
Amazing, Louis. Probably won't be drawing my own for a long time, but fantastic to see and understand the thought process.
Philip Gee (1 year ago)
OK Now it is August! let's have them.
Terese Duffy (1 year ago)
Where did you go?  Its been three weeks.  Are you ok?
WatchGriff TV (1 year ago)
Is the new video coming soon?
Neil West (1 year ago)
such a long wait for the next episodes to start maybe it time to move on
cayminlast (1 year ago)
I just watched the entire series of video's on the Work Skiff build, looking forward to watching the you design and build the Dory, it's fantastic to see and learn from a true craftsman at work.
Wade Patton (1 year ago)
Hey Lou, noticing the block plane upon which you're tweaking the pencil point has an adjustable mouth. Neat. I haven't scored one of those yet (all fixed so far), but I did pick up an old circular saw yesterday-JUST because of your inspiration. As much as I love hand tools, great long rips by human power are no fun at all. Working on my tool kit for boat construction. So. It's August now. When does the show start?
Reginald Farrell (1 year ago)
Lou! Lou! Lou!
Stephen Baxter (1 year ago)
Any idea when this new series will start?
Curtis Sherian (1 year ago)
I thought I was the only person who sharpens my pencil with a plane.
Wildman Tech (1 year ago)
That's great Lou! Can't wait!
Philip Gee (1 year ago)
OK my fix as well! How long do we have to wait between clips? I have been opening you tube every day for a week now.
Philip Gee (1 year ago)
OK Cool, I look forward to it! Thanks for responding! I am thinking on starting a project of my own building the Arch Davis Jiffy V22 which I am thinking of recording in stages.
August 25th - Season 2 (Episode 1) Building the TotalBoat Sport Dory. 36 eps
Wade Patton (1 year ago)
is it August yet?
Wade Patton (1 year ago)
It's getting really close-best I can tell by looking at the moon. Nigh upon us for sure.
Richard MacPhee (1 year ago)
Awesome.glad your back.always have my attention.ready for you to build.brings back memories from barharbor growing up 🙂
indianscout63 (1 year ago)
Welcome back Louis! I'm ready to watch this boat come together. Glad to see this.
Chris Smith (1 year ago)
Don Dehne (1 year ago)
We're all ready for the new season. When can we expect it ?
Aug 25
Ronald Wilkes (1 year ago)
36!!  Drooooolllllll........
Edward W. (1 year ago)
Tis good to see the Right, Wright again. 😁
eric pistek (1 year ago)
Hello Louis, in reference to mixing epoxy. I will take a piece of coat hanger, the heaviest gauge. I then take a 10 inch piece of that heavy wire, and bend it into a triangle on one side, 1" x 1" X 1", it kinda looks like a mini hanger at the bottom. I might bend the other end over on itself then put it in the drill. This tool will blend the epoxy thoroughly in a very short time. FYI
sp10sn (1 year ago)
Thirty six video series. We're so happy.
osayiner (1 year ago)
Hi Louis, will it be a sailing dory? Looking forward to seeing your design.
Petter Andersson (1 year ago)
It would be kinda cool to have some drawings to down load so maybe it would be easier and more fun to follow along. Also maybe some people would like a full drawing plan and build along. You might sell just a couple. lol
Working on it.
roy suire (1 year ago)
Yahoo! lou,s back
isa ibrahim (1 year ago)
what is it with the thumbs down brigade? don't like it don't watch it.simple. great to see you back Louis.
Chuck Jenkins (1 year ago)
I've been waiting. So happy this next series is getting underway, and did you hear near the end,  Lou is going to maybe do a video on the Herreshoff .  Someone else said it felt like Christmas, I agree. My favorite show is back on the air!
papajrd (1 year ago)
Lou, I very much enjoyed your first TotalBoat series, and am looking forward to this one, as well. I have no experience with the type boats you are building, and also have no knowledge of nautical or boat-building terms, words, and phrases. Therefore, it is difficult for me to keep up with your use of such terms-of-art as, "rocker", "sheer", "knuckle", "duck gunning", etc. I think there are probably other viewers who are similarly "terminology deficient". It would both helpful, and very interesting to have you define and elaborate on the specialized words that are so much a part of your vocabulary, but which are foreign to the newbies, such as I. I enjoy your work very much. Thank you for considering this request.
Forrest Addy (1 year ago)
You're going at this dory project in a well established, old-school way. Have you considered illustrating the preliminaries to the logging process with a half model with sectioning and scaling, maybe even a simple tank test?
Scott Elliott (1 year ago)
Yay us Liked before watched, glad your back
GEORGE K (1 year ago)
Nice pencil sharpener Lou !!
d s (4 months ago)
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Michael Schumacher (1 year ago)
You're back!
eric pistek (1 year ago)
Well you sir are a inspiration. I am 59 and I would like to build a boat when I retire. Watching you break down the steps makes it seem achievable. I hope I can do it with your attention to detail, which is what I think makes it all worth it. Thanks for your videos.
Bill Bubnis (1 year ago)
This is the kind of stuff that makes America great
Emperor Daucke (1 year ago)
I have a quick question: Will this dory feature a traditional "Leg of Mutton" rigging? Best Regards Daucke
arkansas13 (1 year ago)
Sir, you're the most enjoyable/knowledgeable 'YouTube Teacher'! This is already an appealing video series. I'm glad to see 'The Master' back!!!!!!!!! ....13
sam yeates (1 year ago)
Great to view the starting of the project and why it is built for a specific task. Thanks for the great videos. Thanks for sharing
Mehmet Can (1 year ago)
So glad to see the series is back! Hope it'll be a sailing dory!
Fel Reb (1 year ago)
What is the significance of the planks being distributed on a radius, and of finding the centre? Is it to facilitate construction? Is it an aesthetic consideration? Does the radial arrangement repeat itself at the other stations as well or only at maximum beam?
Fel Reb (1 year ago)
Or is it that if you draw the lap lines according to straight line diagonals the bevel on the planks can be constant and therefore ripped on a table saw as opposed to planing each plank individually?
leonard burns (1 year ago)
welcome back missed your videos  going to enjoy this   thanx again and be safe    ehhh
David Dickmeyer (1 year ago)
Can't wait to see the new design!
Juan Martinez (1 year ago)
Thank you for sharing your knowledge Louis. Great stuff, you are a natural teacher. Blessings from New Zealand.
Karl Nelson (1 year ago)
Lou's University back in session!!
Ben Souther (1 year ago)
Great job. As alwaysThanks, Lou.
Dirk (1 year ago)
I'm really excited about the new project and can't wait to see you get tucked in.
Da Phil (1 year ago)
Very interesting information well articulated. I learned much from your introduction. Looking forward to the next episode
Julia O'Carroll (1 year ago)
Leave it to Lou to show us the proper way to sharpen a pencil with a block plane! Glad you are back and I look forward to the next 35 weeks.
mycelium451 (1 year ago)
Great introduction to the basics of boat design including terminology and plans in the context of the Dory. Thanks Louis!
Im looking forward to doing this project are you getting into lofting numbers? This will be a wonderful winter project and i need a skiff for my boat badly.
Ron Carson (1 year ago)
I don't think I've ever had so much anticipation for a Youtube video series. Thank you for the upcoming project!!
YorkshireJoinery (1 year ago)
Thank God, forgetting 'Game of Thrones', this 36 episode Dory build is going to be the best thing on TV and YouTube for the rest of 2017! Can't wait! Thank you!
Bill Austin (1 year ago)
Louis Thanks for these series! I really enjoyed the skiff building from last year. i look forward to hearing all your amazing tips during this build. Is there any way to get notifications on the release date for the subsequent videos?
+Bill Austin When you subscribe to the channel you can get an email when a new videos goes up
suckerfree23 (1 year ago)
So cool! Great to hear your thinking.
180 Second Ideas (1 year ago)
WOO HOO! Here we go again. LOVE this channel.
Philip (1 year ago)
This is amazing! I have wanted to build a dory for years. I am so excited!
JB Lewis (1 year ago)
Did Louis just tip us off to the *next* series, too??
AL bert K (1 year ago)
Louis glad your back ! Excited on this nice choice of build! I too worked in shipyards as I grew up although they were much bigger! I appreciate the small boats more! I understand how to read blueprints and your concepts, however I feel a few nubes may get lost a bit quicker. Perhaps you can explain the concept of the architectural lines and use your half model to explain. This may draw a clearer picture for everyone. since many may get lost in those prints with all the lines. ? just my .02 cents. Looking forward to the series!
papajrd (1 year ago)
Yes, by all means, explanations would be most appreciated.
Tom Johnson (1 year ago)
Can't wait to watch!
Deckie Deckie (1 year ago)
Should sell them T-shirts like yours....
We are now selling T -shirts, email tipsfromashipwright@gmail.com with your order. Thanks for watching
Deckie Deckie (1 year ago)
Bienvenido otra vez querido viejo!!
John Breiby (1 year ago)
Louis, we can't wait for your new season. Interesting comments on dory design variations, Perhaps it would be nice to give a nod to John Gardner and the Dory Book for the drawings you're using?
Just love the way you explain things!
Thomas Dixon (1 year ago)
Get in
Felix Rebolledo (1 year ago)
Hey Lou! Great video! What is the significance of the planks being distributed on a radius, and of finding the centre? Is this a requirement for the proper distribution of the planks or an aesthetic consideration? Does the radial arrangement repeat itself as a design requirement at the other stations as well or only at the stem and transom? Thanks and all the best...
Joe Brown (1 year ago)
Lou, have you ever had occasion to express your theory of what happened to Joshua Slocum? I read that most of his material used to rebuild his boat, the Spray, was green lumber that he milled himself. Would his material fail after only a few years of sailing? I would like to believe that he became ill and unable to handle the boat in rough weather. Do you have any thoughts?
Lether (1 year ago)
Of course its a dory. My father spent his childhood and teens fishing Cod in a dory for his father. Can't get any better for me. From the old days when your children were your own cheap labour force. Compared to now ...
AndyB (1 year ago)
YEAH!! 4 thumbs down? A curse upon the 4 of you and all who join your ranks.!! :-)
wisedupearly (1 year ago)
Every "politician" that wants to enter Congress should be required to build a small boat like this. Totally impractical? Probably. Just feel that watching Lou in his shop is another education that has long been missing in America.
doug karleskint (1 year ago)
Lew, you ROCK! I am hooked again!
ogoulding (1 year ago)
looking forward to it! thanks!
Anton Schutte (1 year ago)
soooo glad you are back....
PelagoWolf (1 year ago)
There's just something with me and blueprints/drafting. I just love them, simply can't get enough of looking at it. Really looking forward to more of this series!
Jere616 (1 year ago)
This is going to be good!
Sam Pickett (1 year ago)
Enjoyed the intro with the design concepts and the way you analyze existing designs. Will you be able to sail the dory you are building?
DBaca Maker (1 year ago)
At LAST! From design to finish. This is going to be so very good.
adelinared1 (1 year ago)
Can't WAIT!
keithtpullin (1 year ago)
Welcome back Lou, can't wait to see this, I hope the plans are going to be available for sale. I love your old school style great !!
Thomas Utley (1 year ago)
Excellent starting point for the uninitiated like me. Thanks for helping us understand the terminology.
Clyde Cessna (1 year ago)
Thank you so much for doing the plans this time. You have made my day sir.
Brian Prusa (1 year ago)
My heart jumped when I saw this video posted. Great stuff, can't wait for this series.

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