Western Flyer Hull Fish Handplane
This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made of a piece of Douglas fir from the hull of the Western Flyer, considered by many to be the most famous fishing boat in the world. John Steinbeck, Ed "Doc" Ricketts and crew sailed this 77-foot sardine boat into the Sea of Cortez in Baja California, Mexico in 1940. The following year, Steinbeck published his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez about the adventure. Learn more about this amazing boat and Ventana's use of its wood. Martijn filled the square nail holes with brass using a secret Ventana process.
The strap is adjustable nylon webbing covered with neoprene reclaimed from O'neill Wetsuit research and development.
Included free is 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"
This handplane is made with upcycled and reclaimed materials from the following companies. Learn more about the Ventana Upcycle Partner Program!
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