We hosted our very first Hand Plane Workshop with the makers behind Shed Sled Hand Planes and tasty grinds from The Saddle Room. For the event, the guys behind Shed Sled's, Ward and Nick, gathered a bunch of recycled materials beforehand to allow the community to create a custom hand plane from start to finish for free! Some of the materials used were pieces of old skate decks, slabs of different kinds of wood blocks and old seat belt straps. We had such a good turn out for the workshop and cannot wait to try it again. Here are a couple images from the process.
Step 1: Pick out your choice of material and draw out the template design for shape
Step 2: Cut out your custom shape, use tools to help speed up sanding process. For final touches use sand paper to finish off the edges and make it smooth
Side Note: Sanding is the gnarliest part. Everything gets super dusty and crazy, so wear protective eyewear.
Step 3: Choose your design and how you want to paint it. We used Spray paint and tape. Start with a regular paint, after it dries, use a clear coat to finish off the color.
Food break while the paint dries off your design. Mahalo to The Saddle Room for coming to serve up some tasty burgers and steaks for the event!
Step 4: Finish off the hand plane by putting on a strap for your hand
Step 5: Brand it, custom stamps made by Shed Sled and AX for your own custom hand plane
Most creative Hand Plane goes to Nolan, who made one slippah!
Mahalo to all those who helped sponsor this free event: Shed Sled Hand Planes, Vissla Surf, DaFin