Ghost Oak Cedar Fish Handplane
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This very special, performance, bodysurfing handplane is made from a selection of the some of the rarest and most reclaimed valuable in our stockpile. 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 primary wood is Alaskan yellow cedar salvaged from a bench donated to us by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
On the top are two extremely rare discs of wood donated by the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The larger piece is quilted mahogany from "The Tree." This storied wood was felled in 1965 in what is now Belize and is some of the most valuable and sonorous guitar wood in the world. Read the incredible history of "The Tree" and see a picture of the guitar Slash uses that's made from its wood. The smaller disc is Sitka spruce that was uncovered in Alaska after a permafrost melt. It has been carbon dated at 3000 years old. Both discs are surrounded by guitar purfling scraps.The petals are made of "ghost oak" provided to us by Santa Cruz Guitar Company. This wood was found in a bog in the Czech Republic and has been carbon dated at 8000 years old. The petals also incorporate Indian rosewood from Santa Cruz Guitar Company. The bay laurel stems and leaves come from Thamer Design & Woodworking. The dark side is stained from the water in the hot tub. The lighter side was facing to the outside of the hot tub.
This handplane comes with a stand made from a Honduras mahogany Santa Cruz Guitar Company headstock and a base made of Doug fir from the hull of the Western Flyer. It also includes a square nail from the boat's hull. The stand is padded with cork.
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"
All Ventana Handplanes are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org
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