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Western Flyer Hot Tub Fish Handplane

$ 295.00
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This double concave, super glossy, fish-shaped handplane is totally unique. The redwood come from a hot tub salvaged in Aptos, California. The thick, dark, center stringer is Douglas fir from the hull of John Steinbeck's Western Flyer boat. The lightest color wood is spruce from Santa Cruz Guitar Company production offcuts. At the base is a dot of ebony with an snowflake-shaped, mother of pearl inlay. This little flourish also came from the Santa Cruz Guitar Company.

This is also the first item to incorporate our new, boat graphic that will only be used on products that contain wood from the Western Flyer boat.

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 Velcro closure leftover from a local seamstress.

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: $475
    (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!

Western Flyer Foundation

Mission Bell


All Ventana Handplanes are ECOBOARD Project Gold Level Verified by SustainableSurf.org!

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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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  •   We're an online surf shop and wholesaler with occasional pop up shops around California.

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