The strap is heavy one inch webbing with industrial velcro, machine sewn in the same configuration as your surfboard leash cuff. Straps are pressed into a mortise inside the board with hardwood inlays on the board's bottom (laid out in low-key allusion to Frank Lloyd Wright's four-square design emblem), and glued with WEST System epoxy.
I finish the boards with at least three coats of a traditional "boat sauce"-- a shop mix of linseed oil, turpentine, varnish, and pine tar, rubbed down with muslin and leather to a glassy surface finish. Over time, your board will become even more beautiful, aging and taking on a deep and rich patina.
Email me for current stock of lumber to choose from and to dial in your board's numbers. Pull out a tape measure and choose dimensions for your small handboard from: 6-7.5" wide, and 9-10" long.
Examples of woods I've used in handboards (*self-milled from the log, via either "urban salvage or orchard prunings):
Reclaimed Pine, Birch*, Maple*, Mulberry*, White Oak, Black Locust*, Plum*, Pear*, Cherry, Spruce, Reclaimed Redwood, Padauk, Elm*
For the curious, tools used in carving these boards include:
standard angle block planes, bench chisels, cabinet scrapers in various shapes, molding planes, spokeshaves, drawknives, bent-tip knives, gouges, and a course of sharpening stones (water stones and slips).