GRAIN SHOULDER PLANE HAND BOARD
Not a common carpentry tool, the shoulder plane is a tool used mostly by fine woodworkers; furniture makers, stair builders and the like. Our first hand-board, we made this one smooth, clean and elegant. A single concave down the middle with lifted rails in the tail provide superfine control, and will make you feel like master craftsman of the waves.
Dims: 18-1/2″ x 9″
We started thinking about hand-boards when we watched some friends getting right into it on a small day with just some flippers and a little chip of foam. Used on your leading hand, hand-boards help give you lift and planing surface. A hand-board will help get more of your upper body out of the water, making for a quicker line down the wave, and helping to keep your head up high so you can see who’s dropping in you.
We keep it simple with beautifully shaped, totally unique hand boards fitted with hand-hold cutouts so there will never be broken straps. They’re solid wood so feel free to drill them out for wrist-straps, camera mounts, or to enlarge the hand-holds. Just re-seal them once in a while with boiled linseed oil or your favorite sealer. We named them after the actual tools (also known as “hand planes”) that we use around the shop.