Thomas Hetherwick

Posted on Aug 2, 2012

There is something about Thomas Hetherwick’s work with which we can really connect with. After his amazing creation of the London 2012 Olympic cauldron, we were keen to find out more about his past work. Here is a quick round-up by the man himself at a TED talk, inspiring stuff I think you’ll agree.

We Told You We Were Handy!

Posted on Aug 1, 2012

  • Hand plane surf
  • Wooden surf hand plane

Well it’s been a long poor summer for surf this year and to fill in that gap of surf stoke we had a stab at making our first ever surfing hand planes!  I think the results speak for themselves and we’re quietly(!) chuffed with our first attempts. The wood is Poplar with Ash and Walnut centre stringers clamped up into blanks using polyurethane glue.

The hand straps were made from old snapped surfboard leashes fixed onto the planes with stainless steel fixings.

As they say the board is in there somewhere you just have to find it!