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Western Flyer Aquarium Hot Tub Handplane

$ 295.00

This double concave, super glossy, fish-shaped handplane is totally unique. The thick stringer is Douglas fir from the hull of John Steinbeck's Western Flyer boat. The lighter wood in the bottom half of the plane is Alaskan yellow cedar from Monterey Bay Aquarium benches. The redwood at the top and in the stripes is from an old hot tub salvaged in Aptos, California. The redwood on the bottom of the handplane was darkened by the water in the hot tub.  

We created a stand for this one that's made from a Honduras mahogany guitar neck from Santa Cruz Guitar Company that didn't pass their stringent quality test.

This handplane uses Entropy Super Sap Epoxy bio-resin which is made using mostly tree sap. The hand strap is nylon and adjustable. It is covered with off cuts from O'Neill Wetsuit product development, and the wood is shaped with our unique, ergonomic hand fit. The hardware is solid brass. As with all Ventana handplanes, this one floats so you can easily pass it between friends in the waves.

This handplane comes with a Ventana, double-thick, reclaimed towel bag with a Paracord drawstring from Khordz mugs.

You only need a single handplane on your leading arm for a great ride every time! This is a terrific conversation piece in your home and will slice you across the face of any sized surf.

Purchase this handplane in one of the follow packages:

  1. Handplane + Towel Bag: $295
  2. Handplane + Towel Bag + Reclaimed mahogany stand: $395
  3. Handplane + Towel Bag + Reclaimed, custom, premium wood stand: $495
    (we'll contact you to discuss your design)

Handmade in Santa Cruz, California and designed by master craftsman Martijn Stiphout

Dimensions: 14" x 9" x 3/4"

Weight: 1.2lbs

This handplane is made with upcycled and reclaimed materials from the following companies. Learn more about the Ventana Upcycle Partner Program!

John Steinbeck

Santa Cruz Guitar Company

All Ventana Handplanes are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by!

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About Us
  • Ventana Surfboards & Supplies sells hollow, reclaimed wooden surfboards; bodysurfing handplanes; stringed musical instruments, and; eco surf apparel and supplies that are loved by adventurers everywhere. We live and work in Santa Cruz, California where we test our products on some of the most challenging waves on the planet. Ventana donates at least 5% of profits to ocean conservation.

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