Sometimes, nothing beats throwing a handplane into a rucksack and heading out for a walk and a swim to catch a few waves. We’re lucky enough to use handplanes we’ve made ourselves and now we want to share that exciting feeling with you.
Come and join us for a day in the workshop to make your own wooden handplane alongside some like-minded folk. We’ll create a blank for you, with a concave running through it, and you’ll then template and cut your outline, shape the rails and oil your plane ready for your first swim. We’ll be there each step of the way to offer all the advice and support you’ll need.
If you would like to join us as part of a group (up to 12 people) to make handplanes and or/bellyboards, please get in touch!
The day will kick off at 10am with a cup of tea or coffee and wrap up around 4-5pm depending on how much sanding you want to do.
We’ll stop at the cafe on-site for lunch to refuel, so please bring some money for this – a typical meal is £9.
We kick off the day with choosing your shape, drawing and cutting the outline before we then get into the shaping. Once the shape has been fine-tuned, we work our way through a few grades of sandpaper before stamping and signing them off.
We’ll demonstrate how to oil your handplane and send you away with a bottle of tung oil to finish it at home.