Sharpening Tools in the Japanese Fashion

Saturday, June 26, 2021     9-12 am

Learn how to create and maintain one on chisels and plane irons using waterstones. Beginning with theory and moving on to the basic tool kit, the primary focus will be on  the hands on process of honing hand tools in the Japanese fashion turning neglected edges into gleaming blades. 

Course is limited to 6 people per date.



Intro to Digital Design for CNC Carving or Engraving

Wednesday, June 30, 2021   9-12 am

This class is a three hour hands-on workshop designed for high school students or adults. Using a web-based CNC software platform that allows participants to design and carve from a single program,  learn the basics of three dimensional design. Easy to use and requiring no prior knowledge, participants will design a 6 x 6" two color mosiac tile of  2-color HDPE plastic in Easel to learn CNC basics.  Students can personalize their project and bring it to life by manufacturing on our X-Carve machine, a computer numerical controlled machine (CNC).  Learn Easel and X-Carve and transfer your skills to carving on wood or other materials. This workshop will turn students into "makers"!  Check out projects online to see the possibilities.  

Beginners Welcome!

Workshop limited to 5 people.


Mastering the Card Scraper

Saturday, July 17, 2021   9-11:30 am

Learn to use the card scraper, a simple, inexpensive tool which can produce consistent results with no dust and little fuss. Learn when and how to use it, and how to keep it sharp.  Take the pride in your project up to the next level!

Course is limited to 8 people per date.



Aldo Leopold Bench

Saturday, July 24, 2021  9-12 am

This is a simple outdoor bench with a design credited to one of the early environmentalists named Aldo Leopold.  Class will start with a brief discussion of Leopold and his writingsMade with 2x6 dimensional cedar lumber, it is held together with deck screws and bolts. Using just a drill press ,miter saw, and impact driver drill, with some hand tools for smoothing edges, each participant will take home their own bench. Included will be a Vermont Natural Coatings sealer. Materials included in price.


Workshop limited to 6 people.



Intermediate Lathe Techniques: Bowls, Boxes, Platters

Sunday, July 25, 2021  9am - Noon

This class is an introduction to face-turning techniques on the lathe. Together we look at the fundamental tools and techniques used to create a wide-variety of simple forms which can be used as the basis of more complex creations. The hands-on, direct learning approach includes safety, setup, design considerations, and tool selection. 
Tools and materials are provided.

Previous lathe experience is required.


Course is limited to 5 people per date.



Intermediate Lathe Techniques: Bowls, Boxes, Platters

Sunday, August 1, 2021  9am - Noon

This class is an introduction to face-turning techniques on the lathe. Together we look at the fundamental tools and techniques used to create a wide-variety of simple forms which can be used as the basis of more complex creations. The hands-on, direct learning approach includes safety, setup, design considerations, and tool selection. 
Tools and materials are provided.

Previous lathe experience is required.


Course is limited to 5 people per date.




Intro to Segmented Turning-Open Forms

Saturday/Sunday August 7 and 8, 2021  1-5 PM

Explore segmented turning, a process of transforming small scraps of hardwood into stunning forms on a lathe. Design and create aesthetically pleasing bangle bracelets, napkin rings, or sculptural forms, while utilizing scraps leftover from old projects or scrap bins. All levels welcome.

$160 (materials included)

Weekend workshop limited to 6 people.



Mastering the Card Scraper

Saturday, August 14, 2021   9-11:30 am

Learn to use the card scraper, a simple, inexpensive tool which can produce consistent results with no dust and little fuss. Learn when and how to use it, and how to keep it sharp.  Take the pride in your project up to the next level!



Course limited to 8 people per date.



Build a Bandsaw Box

Focusing exclusively on the bandsaw, each student will make a lidded box using only this versatile tool and a few hand tools.  Learn to use the bandsaw for straight and curved cutting.  Learn to turn tapered and curved forms in functional and beautiful boxes.  

Coming Fall 2021

Course is limited to 6 people per date.

HatchSpace is a project of The Hatch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  Brattleboro, VT  •  info@hatchspace.org  •  (802) 257-3935
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