Introduction to Woodworking: Building Your Way

  • January 06, 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 35 Frost St, Brattleboro, VT


  • Refund Policy: Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before the start of the class by contacting HatchSpace at, by calling 802-257-3935, or in person. There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. Cancellation Policy: HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

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Introduction to Woodworking: Building Your Way

As a maker, I’ve found the most meaning and satisfaction in creating things from my own mind for my own life.  Used every day, items from shelves to decorative cabinets to handheld implements, my life is full with my own creations, each serving as a reminder of its process.  In my Introduction to Woodworking class you will learn the basic properties of working with wood, fundamentals and safety when working with hand and machine tools, and principles and techniques used to brainstorm, design, and make real something you can use in your life. Covered will be the major workhorses of the wood shop: table saw, jointer, planer, miter saw. Come equipped with ideas and any related images, and we’ll begin the maker’s journey together. No experience necessary. Cost of materials not included. 

Eight weeks. Open to any adult 18 or over. Instructor: Blake Johnson 

Mondays, January 6-February 24, 2020- 6:30-9 PM- $325

Instructor: Blake Johnson

From all-hand-tool timberframing in rural Poland, to machining sheets of sparkly pink plexiglass for a set of fashion show stages, I am always keen to learn and try something new.  I've built scribed log playgrounds, museum casework and exhibits, furniture, and renovated houses.  I collect skills and techniques to inform my sense of how to build a world I'd like to live in.  Creating objects is as much a process of making as using; something leaving the workshop enters my life in a new way, living and changing with me over time.  This sense of empowerment and responsibility to our own environment is something I hope to spread in every place that I can teach.  My portfolio can be seen at and I am on Instagram as @

HatchSpace is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  35 Frost Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301  •  •  (802)257-3935
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