Planing planes, by hand

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If you’re into reading about purveyors of personal propulsion devices (aka watermen), then you’ll know what these are. Come hell or high water? Avocado Coast proudly presents the Baked Potato hand plane lineup for body surfing. It’s a sport, I swear, just look up Mark Cunningham.  These are on sale at Aquaholics Surf Shop in Kennebunk, Maine and although not quite selling like southern hot cakes, I did see a young grom try it on today while in the shop. It was rewarding to say the least. Artwork and shaping both done by myself. Wood lay up is Cedar x Maple stringer.

 

(s)wells, maine

42082583532_afe7044769_oI’m a purveyor of small things. From tiny homes to small quivers, my fascination with minimalism takes plight. I believe the message we are primed to believe, that more money, and grander cars will bring us happiness, is not accurate for someone like me. As I enter my twenties I’ve begun to realize that constantly pushing the bar, finish line, or whatever made me feel majorly incomplete all the time.  Nothing I could ever buy would be as rewarding as something I completed with my own hands and I take that to heart. Feeling content about having life hardly figured out has been my biggest takeaway yet.Having a few set goals and steps to achieve them, with less things helped me accomplish so much more this year. With Avocado Coast Its been my goal to share simple pleasures i.e. photography, art, and surfing to prove that less can be more.

41227936725_b9ba71e648_oA couple inspiring photographs lead me to document tiny curls this past month. Gripping my A7 with a fixed 135mm f2.8 manual lens like my life depended on it, I carefully shot within inches of fast moving curls. This required me getting in the water and crouching, for your own visualization. The a7’s tiltable screen allowed me to find manual focus on this raging XXS day.