My regular sawyer does not forsee anytime soon, being able to supply me with a white oak plank large enough for my current project. So I am hoping to locate someone within a few hours drive (or who might ship to a business near me so I can leverage cheaper shipping costs) who can help (Yellow pages and two months of "asking around" all of the local businesses has produced an endless number of additional dead ends.). It is both a problem of capacity (most Saw Mizers without extended beds can only go 16 feet) and availability of good, quartersawn oak at this length (I can't use plain sawn so my six inch wide plank plus half of the unused heart box is going to require quite a tree). I have scrapped three keels now which were plain sawn and the grain in this orientation will check to no end and tear up the plank as you all know, regardless what preventative measures one uses. I need a keel who's rough dimensions before I plane it, should be 2 in. x 6 in. x 17 feet.
So I have taken to offering rewards now. To the tip that eventually leads to a successful business contact within driving distance or who's freight is fairly reasonable, I'd like to extend my gratitude with a complete set of Arno Day's lofting series videos. I have no further use of them and someone else might as well get the benefit of Arno's wisdome.