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.
Meet in the workshop and learn about the tools we’ll be using over a cup of tea.
Draw out your template and cut it out of the blank.
Begin shaping and sanding your rails.
Lunch time, we’ll order in from Baker Toms.
Back to shaping and sanding.
Learn how to apply the first coat of oil and how to look after your new handplane.
Cedar with triple dark stringer
Cedar with double pale stringer
Cedar with single pale stringer sandwiched by dark stringers
Cedar with double pale stringer sandwiched by dark stringers
Poplar with single dark stringer