Saturday, 28 January 2012

Handplane Review in The Surfer's Path current issue

We have been lucky enough to have two sections about us in the current issue (88) of The Surfer's Path. One of which is this one here, with a lovely write up about our handplanes on page 36...Thanks to Alex for such a lovely review and keep up the good work with the magazine!

Let us know your thoughts and if you'd like to get hold of one of our planes, we are making our next batch this week

Friday, 20 January 2012

8'0 minimal nearly ready for laminating!

We've almost got our first over-seas order completed...just waiting on the fin to arrive before we take it to be laminated. This 8'0 is destined for Guernsey (about as close as an over-seas order can be!) and a matching stand is going with it, so when it's not in the water it'll be on display in the house. Nice to know it won't end up at the back of someones shed!

The board is mostly wetern red cedar, with poplar and walnut strips down the center and matching in the rails. The walnut didn't like bending into the nose on the rails, so the nose block had to be laminated cedar to give us the shape we needed to a point further down the board than usual. We can't wait to see how the colours in the timber come out once its laminated....

The bottom planking...where every board begins.

Here you see the extended nose-block allowing for a nice smooth outline.


All the rails on....nearly ready for the deck skin to be glued on.

The deck is on and we begin finding the shape.

Its now just about the final shaping and sanding to prepare it for laminating.

We'll post some more pics of the board and stand when we get it back from Paul at Diplock Phoenix.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New Hoodies Printed - Limited Edition

Just before Christmas we were pleased to hear our hoodies had been printed by the guys down the road at Advertees. We have a limited run of hoodies in Navy, Grey and Chocolate in mediums and larges. If you're keen to get your mits on one to keep that little bit warmer as the winter rolls in, let us know and we'll drop one in the post for you. 

The printing is done using water based inks and the hoodies are 45% recycled polyester and 55% organic cotton and they are just oh so soft! We've all been wearing ours all the way through the Christmas period.

They are priced at £45 and once they're gone they're gone as sadly the hoody manufacturers have stopped their 'sustainable' range....kind of defeating the idea of sustainable we think. But hey ho, we'll figure out a more consitant supplier of more quality hoodies soon! As ever, we'll keep you posted.

The Navy Hoody

The Chocolate

And the Grey