Beginning Relief Carving
Come learn how to carve with traditional European and Japanese carving tools. Through demonstrations and hands on practice, you can see what just a couple of carving tools can do. Play with techniques and chisels to carve a design out of basswood. If you have cloth gloves, please bring them. No experience necessary. Tools provided during class sessions. Basswood included in price.
Make a Bandsaw Box
This class will focus exclusively on the bandsaw, one of the most versatile machines in the wood shop. Each student will make a lidded box using only this machine and few hand tools. We will learn how to use the bandsaw for straight and curved cutting. We will learn to turn tapered, curved forms in functional and beautiful boxes.
Honing Hand Tools In the Japanese Fashion
When you want your joints and finished surfaces to come out just right, there’s no substitute for a perfectly sharp edge. In this class, you’ll learn how to create and maintain one on chisels and plane irons. We’ll start with a bit of theory, and introduce the basic tool kit, but most of the time will be devoted to turning neglected edges into gleaming blades. You are welcome to bring your own tools and waterstones, but the HatchSpace will also have on hand everything you need for the class.
Introduction to the X-Carve and CNC Skills
Design Your Woodworking Vision!
Do you have a pile of wood and don’t know what to do next? Learn how to manifest your vision into a viable shop plan through a step by step planning and drawing process. Gail will take the class through aesthetic and functional considerations, guiding participants through three dimensional drawings, joinery and detail options, and a cut list for use in the wood shop. Bring percolating ideas to explore, some graph paper, a pencil, a straight edge or ruler, and tape measure.
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Artist in Residence: Doug Cox
Watch Douglas Cox, master violin maker work in the HandCraft studio at HatchSpace. Stop by every Wednesday to ask questions, discuss woodworking issues, philosophy, and more. Instruments in process will be on display in the gallery area. See the process unfold weekly at Doug's blog.
Every Wednesday 1PM-6PM