Diamond Beauty


Made from locally grown western red cedar and poplar and a single thin strip of walnut down the centre. Fitted with a re-purposed seatbelt strap for grip.

This is one of the most beautiful handplanes we’ve ever made.

The top cedar skin and bottom poplar skin, both have rippling on them that flashes light reflections as you move it in your hand. It also has alternating timber in the four layers it is made of, so you can see a contrast of stripes around its perimeter. Couple this with the fact we have used a new mould that gives this handplane a shallow rocker curve from nose to tail as well as our standard concave that runs the full length and you have something pretty special. Our Chris said “this is the best handplane I’ve ever made” as he brought it up stairs for oiling, and if you’ve ever met him, you’ll know those words won’t have come lightly.

The diamond combines the width of our Bob and the surface area of our Crescent.

13 3/4″ x 8″ x 5/8″

Additional information

Weight 0.95 kg
Dimensions 53 × 23 × 8 cm


1 in stock

What do we do with the offcuts from making our wooden surfboards? Well, for the most part, the offcuts that are produced here in the workshop are just the right size to be laminated up into stylish handplanes to help enhance your bodysurfing sessions.

With the addition of a pair of swim fins to help you kick into waves earlier, these small boards turn your leading hand into a larger planing surface allowing you to control your position in the wave. Now the simple and joyous act of just going for a swim in the ocean can involve catching waves and perhaps getting yourself in a barrel or two!