Maple Flower Fish Handplane
This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made of old growth redwood from a hot tub salvaged in Aptos, California. It incorporates, laser-cut, reclaimed wooden "fish scales" inlayed into a flower pattern inspired by the designs of Copper Pig Woodworking. The scales were created for the Barred Surfperch 5'10", our 100th surfboard!
The petals are made of flame maple offcuts from Santa Cruz Guitar Company production with inlay of padauk from Thamer Design & Woodworking. The bay laurel stems and leaves come from Thamer, as well. The dark side is stained from the water in the hot tub. The lighter side was facing to the outside of the hot tub.
As with all Ventana handplanes, the nylon webbed strap is adjustable and covered with neoprene left over from O'neill Wetsuit research and development.
Included free are a Sagebrush Board Bag made of a reclaimed coffee sack and remnant material.
Handmade in Santa Cruz, California and designed by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout
Dimensions: 14" x 9" x 3/4"
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