Posts filed under Aloha Exchange

Hand Plane Workshop

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.

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Step 1: Pick out your choice of material and draw out the template design for shape

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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

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Side Note: Sanding is the gnarliest part. Everything gets super dusty and crazy, so wear protective eyewear. 

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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.

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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! 

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Step 4: Finish off the hand plane by putting on a strap for your hand

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Step 5: Brand it, custom stamps made by Shed Sled and AX for your own custom hand plane

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Most creative Hand Plane goes to Nolan, who made one slippah!

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Mahalo to all those who helped sponsor this free event: Shed Sled Hand Planes, Vissla Surf, DaFin 

AX 4 Year Party

Mahalo to all of you who came out to support our 4th year anniversary party! It was a fun night filled with some of our favorite food trucks, Scorpacciata and the Fresh Shave, along with the surf movie premiere of Taylor Steele's film, "Proximity" over at The Yoga Garage. It was a packed night and we were stoked to raffle off some awesome prizes from some of our favorite brands and sponsors from the shop. The big prize we have each year that we all look forward to seeing who wins was the brand new Will Scovel surfboard! Such good times and we appreciate all of you who have supported our shop over the last four years. MAHALO!

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Aloha Roastery

Right in the heart of Old Koloa Town, is Kauai's newest coffee shop, Aloha Roastery. The coffee shop is owned by our good friends and twin brothers Caleb and Cameron Satterfield, along with Cameron's wife, Sybil Satterfield who bakes all their pastries. The trio prides themselves in being a specialty coffee shop where you can find a simple menu of espresso beverages as well as fresh by the cup pour over coffee thats all roasted in house daily! The inside of the coffee shop has a modern design with wooden counter tops to lounge and hang. The outside courtyard is also great to enjoy your cup of coffee with gorgeous historic monkey pod trees. We took a field trip over to the shop one day to say hello and get fueled up for the day. If you ever are on the south shore, be sure to check out this place, its a must see! (Photos: Bryce Johnson)

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Oktober Fest Event & Sale!

Come hang out with us this weekend for our 1st Oktober fest at the shop! We will be having a huge end of summer sale along with our standard event rundown. Live music, food trucks, beer tastings and shop vibes. Hope to see you there, event info below. 

BALI Captured on Film

Bali is one of those special places that never gets old. You can't beat the friendly people, cheap food, beautiful scenery and world class waves. This trip we set out for a few stops to your typical bali favorites including, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Uluwatu, Ubud and a quick island hop to Gili Island. Shot on a film camera for something different, we set out to document parts of the trip. Here is a glimpse of the time we spent in this awesome country. (Photos By: Bryce & Ashley)