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Hand carved with traditional edge tools from top-grade salvage lumber, and/or milled from the log, these boards incorporate excellent woodworking with beautiful form. Incredible in the surf and a joy for the eye and hand.

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 medium-sized handboard from: 6.5-9" wide, and 13-16" long. Tail options include fish-type swallow, narrow swallow, round pin, and arctail. I'll email pics during the process to get the form you want dialed.

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 ground to various shapes, molding planes, spokeshaves, drawknives, bent-tip knives, gouges, and a course of sharpening stones (water stones and slips).

Medium handboards, deep single to double concave, for commission.

$195.00 USD
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  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.