For our strap system we have teamed up with the guys at Yulex to produce our unique Yulex pure handplane strap. Constructed using 100% bio plant based rubber, recycled polyester and solvent free glues, we are proud to say that our straps are fully certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and The Rainforest Alliance.
Our cedar handplanes are handmade and manufactured in our Indonesian workshop which is based 45mins NE of Changgu, Bali. The workshop is locally renowned for its quality furniture, carvings and intricate photo frames.
Once we receive the shaped timber we fine tune, and apply the finishing touches right here in Australia.
The village in which the workshop is located is a woodworking village and the crafts men and women are incredibly passionate about their work. We visit the workshop regularly to ensure quality control and fair workers agreements are upheld.
The timber we use is a locally produced plantation timber known as Mindi or White Cedar (Melia azedarach), an FSC certified timber.
We use White Cedar for our Fish models because:
It is a sustainable FSC certified timber which is not listed as being under any threat environmentally.
It had an incredible strength to weight ratio
Its a very lightweight
Its has a stunning aesthetic
If you would like to know more about our materials and manufacture, please get in touch using the contact form below.