Welcome to HatchSpace
A woodworking studio + a school + a gallery
Now open and serving woodworkers in the southern Vermont area.
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Check out our upcoming classes and special events
Master of the Water: The Art of Boat Building
The HatchSpace Gallery will feature the work of master wooden rowing shell maker, Graeme King of King Racing in Putney. A 26’ rowing shell will be on display along with Mr. King’s technical drawings, and the man himself to answer questions about his long career building some of the world’s finest and most competitive wooden boats.
Mr. King is collaborating with the HatchSpace woodworking school to offer a boat building seminar in the Fall of 2019. The boat on display at the gallery will be the model for the class. Those enrolled will learn the step by step methods to build the craft and gain the skills and confidence to build their own boats using Graeme King’s full-scale drawings.
The HatchSpace Gallery will be open from 5:30 - 7:30p Friday June 7th, and during the Mocha Joe’s Coffee tasting events on Saturday June 8th.
Intro to Woodworking - Making Boxes.
Learn fundamentals as you work a given plan through to completion. This beginners' class covers a lot of basics: safety, shop etiquette, properties of wood, how to work from a plan, how to cut and mill stock, and some simple machine joinery.
We will focus on four essential power tools: the chopsaw, jointer, planer and the table saw and we will establish a foundation for deeper work. Students are encouraged to provide their own safety protection (eye, ear & respiratory) although we will have some for common usage. There are no mandatory tools for this intro class, although interested students can find a specially priced "Hatch Starter Tool Kit" at Brown & Roberts
Classes for general admission and a special woman's only class.
Past Event - Violin Making: The Practice of a Tradition of Woodworking with Douglas Cox
Douglas Cox, a German trained violin maker with 52 years experience, will explain and explore the process from a wood workers perspective, demonstrating materials, tools, and techniques. While much of the process is specific to violin making and can only be inspirational or thought provoking for most wood workers, the bulk of the work is refined woodworking, a slight variant on what all woodworkers do every day.
The talk included lots of parts and tools to handle, and demonstrations of many of the techniques Doug thought would be of interest, including joining, carving, bending, and gluing.