I'll be down to enter that comp if I get these finished up by then. I won't have any to sell this time around, but seems like it could be fun.
After seeing the one with the strap I had a face-palm moment. As a sailor I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN a quick trip to West Marine would be all I needed. Thanks for posting a close up of the brand HARKEN... I feel like an idiot for not thinking about using halyard stop/guides.
How does that one with the ladybug and flower print work for you?
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Thread: Experimenting With Hand Boards
Jul 19, 2013, 12:16 PM #41
Jul 19, 2013, 05:40 PM #42
The one with the wheel on it looks like its had a few trips over a VERY SHALLOW reef. I wonder what his stomach looked like. Or maybe he was towing in the street behind a truck after Sandy. Ouch
Jul 19, 2013, 06:11 PM #43Member
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hey thanks for the kind words erock. These things are so much fun to make. I decided to make duplicates of the 3 different models. One set with the hole grab and the other set with a handstrap yet Ive yet to install the handstraps on them. Ive been searching the internet for some decent handstraps and havent really found any.
Jul 19, 2013, 07:48 PM #44Member
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There is a guy near me in Delmarva, Gregg Rosner, who makes handplanes (along with alaias and paipos). He uses Paulownia wood. I am pretty sure he glues the Paulownia boards together before shaping the handplane. Here is his website which hasn't been updated in awhile: http://cargocollective.com/rocketalaias.
I have one of his "loaners" and have used it a few times here in North OCMD. The loaner is too big for my taste (it is almost as big as a small bodyboard) and has the hole in the board for your fist. I used a handgun years ago, and prefer a smaller model with the strap style with no hole in the board.
I wanted to order a smaller, thinner model from him, but he is busy making a hollow wooden surfboard now and sounds like he will be tied up with this project for months.
So I would certainly consider buying one from youse guys here - I like what I see, so keep those pics of your work coming. The quality looks pretty darn good and I would love to support an artisan working with wood in a home shop for my next wave riding vehicle purchase.
Jul 19, 2013, 08:25 PM #45
Thanks man! Mine are prototypes, so they could spontaneously combust and create a sharknado the moment they hit the water for all I know. If these work good, I'll be confident enough to bust some out for some folks.
Oh yeah, I finally did a rough measurement on mine. They are 12.25" x 7.25"
Jul 19, 2013, 08:28 PM #46
Jul 19, 2013, 08:30 PM #47
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Jul 19, 2013, 08:33 PM #48
Jul 19, 2013, 09:39 PM #49
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That's exactly why I like a smaller, thinner board for me. Less of a risk of getting sucked over the falls and ripping your arm out of the socket haha. I want just enough to plane on and hold a higher line in the barrel, not a big hunk of wood on my hand.
In my opinion, the best handplanes on the market are Brownfish Handplanes. Check out his Hobbit model, so sick. They are a little pricey but the craftsmanship and quality is worth the price.
Jul 19, 2013, 10:38 PM #50
Emass: All waterskis used to be made from wood. I learned how to waterski on a set of **** Pope Jr.'s made by Cypress Gardens Waterskis--they were pretty ubiquitous around here. I still have one that we use as decoration in the house but is currently in a room under redecoration. I'll post a pic of it when I get a chance. I used to have an old Cypress Gardens trick ski but it got lost in a move at some point (ie a chitthead roommate probably absconded with it). Those are pretty rare.