By Doug Cox
Working at HatchSpace continues to be a pleasure this my 5th Wednesday in Residence. The violin and viola I am building move along, with the roughed plates being matched with the ribcages. Fitting purling may be part of my next residency on August 14. It is great when as today other hatch members delve into what I am doing, trying, but failing, to ask dumb questions. I also get a great deal out of seeing others’ work in the space and exploring their design and technique decisions. The work this week coresponds to this blog
Bob Audette described well some of my interest in this time at Hatch as exploring what it would be like to work in an urban studio and sharing space and tools with other woodworkers. What I have learned so far is how wonderful it is to have worked in the same space for 30 years and knowing where everything is and how everything works. I’ve also learned that I can find other ways to do things if I need to. and that I always forget to bring the most basic and essential tool to the work at hand. These are important lessons.