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A couple of Saturdays ago we packed the workshop into the back of the van and drove half an hour up the coast to Watergate Bay Hotel for our first “workshop on wheels” event of 2017. It was a blustery day, and the waves weren’t much to get excited about which was a blessing in disguise as the hotel’s event space is a glass fronted room with panoramic views across one of the better beach breaks in the county. We were joined by Mike, Graham and Christian and spent a wonderful afternoon templating, cutting, rasping and sanding to create three unique handplanes, ready to be oiled and left overnight in the hope that the surf might clean up the following afternoon (we normally advise several coats of oil applied over several days, but wouldn’t have blamed the guys if they wanted to get in before the end of their weekend breaks at the hotel). Our next “workshop on wheels” will take place at Finisterre’s Bristol store in April; you can book your space here. (Edit: this is a past event, please click here for upcoming handplane workshops).