Micro-simmons handplane, poplar with red oak stringer. Wide single concave bottom. Home cookin’!
Category Archives: Handcrafted
Homemade handplane #13: from a block of Koa my brother brought back from Hawaii, featuring a wide single concave bottom. This dense wood resulted in the heaviest handplane I have made yet, but it has heaps of glide… a way of pulling you along, and cleaving a line through any chop.
From left to right, Lil’ Dipper, Naughty Pine, and the Octopaipo. Details below… Lil’ Dipper is 29″ x 10.75″ x .75″ with 80/20 turned down rails, made of poplar. Unridden to date. It’s intended to be ridden in thick shorebreak barrels, where a small board can still punch through the back of a wave in...
My quiver of handplanes… from left to right (bottom) Hess winged swallowtail, #1 plywood pintail, #2 plywood winged-pin, (top) #4 yellow cedar twin keel fish, #5 redwood arc tail, #6 doug fir pintail, #7 redwood arc tail. All of the handplanes are homemade except for the Hess at bottom left.