I just recently discovered handplaning and your blog while surfing the internet in my down time and I decided to shape my own in the shop at work. (I'm currently deployed with the Navy to Bahrain and I have access to a pretty rad wood-shop.) I don't really have much of an idea of what I'm doing when it comes to shaping, hydrodynamics, etc.. But I thought I'd try and see what I can come up with. It's made out of teak laminated together with meranti?stringers, and the strap is a piece of a bicycle inner tube. I'm going on a surf trip to Australia in a couple of days and oddly enough I'm stoked to try out my new creation in some good surf way more than anything else. Anyways, Good job on the planes and the blog and thanks for making it easier to keep up the stoke while I do my time over here on this surf less desert Island.
Regards, Caleb Esparza
AWESOME WORK CALEB, AND THANKS FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY!