Handplane Workshop


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.


We’ll create your your recipient an account which they can use to select their workshop date and options. Don’t worry, we won’t send them anything to spoil the surpise!

This date has been chosen for you.

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 provide lunch, so let us know if you have any dietary requirements. We’ll normally have a pasty, vegan pie or salad box ready for you.

We kick off 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.

If you need somewhere to stay for the weekend, here are a few ideas for local campsites, B&Bs and self catered accommodation.

If you struggle to find anywhere, you can always drop us an email and we’ll help if we can.

If we haven’t quite managed to answer your question, it might be on our FAQ page, or pop it in an email and we’ll get back to you.