In Grain’s world, handplane shaping is like a gateway drug. And their traveling handplane workshops are short and sweet opportunities to try your hand with some fun edge tools and come away with a sweet little surf-craft complete with the coolest strap system you’ve ever seen.
This summer, we’re celebrating 10 years of building and sharing by visiting shops in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York where they’ll set up our communal handplane shaping table and bust out some shavings. Check here for more info and sign up online to ensure a spot at the table.
Tuition includes the wood, handstrap and hardware, our guidance and the use of all the tools necessary to create your own wave sliding masterpiece.
Here’s the list of stops on the handplane tour, including some local pals down along the coast at Water Brothers in Newport and Matunuck Surf Shop. Check out a workshop and get addicted to bodysurfing with a handplane. (and to shaping it yourself!)
Maine Surfers Union July 9th 2-6pm (Portland, ME)
Greenlines July 23rd 4-8pm (Montauk, NY)
WaterBros July 26th 10-2pm (Newport, RI)
Matunuck Surf Shop July 31st 3-7pm (Matunuck, RI)
Noreaster August 2nd 10-2pm (Scituate, MA)
Sick Days August 4th 3-7pm (Wellfleet, MA)