Hi! I know that this may not be the appropriate email for Handplane Goodness, but it was the only one I could find. I figured since you'd like more handplanes from everywhere I'd show you mine. I live in Jesup, GA which is about an hour from the nearest beach, in Brunswick, GA. I like pretty much any wave sport i.e. surfing, skimboarding, and bodysurfing. After I saw a video on Kord TV last summer, I really got into handplaning. The first plane that I made was out of some really beefy plywood that I had laying around, with a rope handle. It took entirely to long to shape it, but remarkably, it did the trick. When I got my first decent ride in Jacksonville, FL during a hurricane swell, I was hooked. After that I gave it to my friend and decided to make a better quality plane. I use pine shelving because it is super cheap and very easy to come by. I use the same type of grips that you do, but yours are far more appealing than mine. I'd love to purchase some paulownia but just don't have the funds. But anyhow, pine will do for now! I'd be completely flattered if my planes made it on Handplane Goodness. Keep shaping! You inspire me to with every blog post.