Speaking of Handplanes...

66
Rant - Speaking of Handplanes...

I just finished this one today...kind of a weird design, I know. I lamed three sheets of 3/16" ply with the middle sheet stained a dark color prior to glue up. The handle was rescued from the trash, as was the ply, of an unappreciative owner of a remodeled house then wrapped with neoprene from an old bootie. I'm planning on surfing it tomorrow...wish me luck!
next project in the works is a handplane cut from a solid block of old growth redwood...again, saved from the garbage pile.

11

madpie
2 years ago

That's rad. Does your hand hold the handle like you're opening a drawer, or does your hand go under the handle? In either case it has the advantage of being easy to switch hands quickly depending on which way you're going.

wavecraver
2 years ago

Nice job Surfoakland! The lamination offset looks great. Recycled materials, flawless execution AND channels! Give us a performance report after you try it out.

TylerK45
2 years ago

very cool, very very cool

withinwaves
2 years ago

That's pretty sweet! I tried using drawer-pulls for handplanes, but personally I prefer the hole in the board... I think it provides the best control. I added a strap of neoprene to keep the forearm down on the tail.
The next one is my take on a "flex-spoon" handplane... the board and fin have a bit of flex to them.
The last one is a pin-tail made from solid koa... this thing keeps momentum through chop on those lumpy OB days.
Making handplanes is a really fun way to stay stoked when the beach isn't cooperating... like today.

wavecraver
2 years ago

Love this stuff! Never really thought about doing something like this at OBSF but now that spring time conditions seem to be here...buy some fins, make a plane...sounds great, maybe I will see you out there.

grumpleflump
2 years ago

@withinwaves: awesome!

withinwaves
2 years ago

thanks, here's a few more...
2 solid poplar and a redwood

fatnewt
2 years ago

working on one that holds up high and tight in the barrel.

Surfoakland
2 years ago

Thanks for the kudos all! Cool to see other styles/techniques! @madpie, you can hold it like a handle or you can slide your fingers under and have your palm flat. Unfortunately i wasn't able to give it a try this weekend, but I'll let you all know how it rides.

Login or register to post comments