Upcoming events

    • February 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 35 Frost St, Brattleboro, VT
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    * This class is sold out.  We will add another session if there is sufficient interest.  Please add yourself to the waiting list so that HatchSpace can gauge interest in another session. *

    Intermediate Lathe Techniques:

    Bowls and Platters

    In this class we will review the fundamentals of turning bowls and plates. The specific focus will be on turning a shallow bowl, which allows the practitioner to learn all of the techniques necessary to launch into a very wide variety of face-turning applications with minimal specialized tools. We will spend some initial time discussing design considerations and examining the workings of lathe chucks and face plates. The primary tools will be bowl gouges. Materials and tools will be provided. 

    Safety is an overarching objective, so please consider wearing short-sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up, and keep long hair up when possible. Class size is limited to allow each person the opportunity to focus on their work and minimize distractions while providing for group support and discussion. 

    Saturday February 29, 2020- 9AM-12:00 PM- $55 

    Instructor: Jeff Bower

    Jeff Bower is a hobbyist wood turner, living in Marlboro, with long connections to Brattleboro. His primary studio time is spent on turning bowls, platters, lidded boxes, and the occasional Dragon Egg, and in augmenting the wood grain aesthetic with resins, epoxies, metals and minerals. He has been turning routinely for the past 8 years. See some examples of Jeff’s work at www.orbitalworkshop.com .  


    • March 08, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 35 Frost St, Brattleboro, VT
    • 3
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    Intermediate Lathe Techniques:

    Bowls and Platters


    In this class we will review the fundamentals of turning bowls and plates. The specific focus will be on turning a shallow bowl, which allows the practitioner to learn all of the techniques necessary to launch into a very wide variety of face-turning applications with minimal specialized tools. We will spend some initial time discussing design considerations and examining the workings of lathe chucks and face plates. The primary tools will be bowl gouges. Materials and tools will be provided. 


    Safety is an overarching objective, so please consider wearing short-sleeved shirts or sleeves that can be rolled up, and keep long hair up when possible. Class size is limited to allow each person the opportunity to focus on their work and minimize distractions while providing for group support and discussion. 


    Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 9AM-12:00 PM


    $55 



    Instructor: Jeff Bower

    Jeff Bower is a hobbyist wood turner, living in Marlboro, with long connections to Brattleboro. His primary studio time is spent on turning bowls, platters, lidded boxes, and the occasional Dragon Egg, and in augmenting the wood grain aesthetic with resins, epoxies, metals and minerals. He has been turning routinely for the past 8 years. See some examples of Jeff’s work at www.orbitalworkshop.com.  




    • March 14, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • March 15, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 35 Frost St, Brattleboro, VT
    • 5
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                     Make Your Own Shaker Bench:        

                         Cutting Dovetails by Hand


    While building their own Shaker bench, students will focus on making the hand cut dovetail joint, one of the most admired joints in the field of furniture making. We will be making through dovetails as are shown in the picture of the bench. Half blind dovetails which are used in the the front part of a drawer will be discussed and if time permits, students may have a a chance to do some practice versions of these. Students will also learn to make a wedged mortise and tenon joint that will make up the cross support of the bench.

    This class is designed for beginning woodworkers or those who have not made these joints. All tools and materials will be supplied, but if participants have their own tools, please bring them. 

    Students will have their choice between working with poplar or pine. 

    March 14 and 15, 2020 - 9AM to 5 PM both days. 

                        $240 includes materials.


    Instructor:    Timothy Clark 

    Tim graduated from Middlebury College in 1985 with a B.A. in Spanish Language and Studio Art, then began making furniture professionally in 1986. 

    Tim designs and builds case pieces such as dressers, cabinets, tables, and Windsor Chairs. He has also been influenced by Shaker furniture traditional building techniques using hand cut joinery details 

    Tim is a member of the Guild of Vermont Furniture Makers, and his larger story and portfolio of work can be seen on his website:      

      

                                         timothyclark.com




    • March 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • April 05, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • HatchSpace 35 Frost St. Brattleboro, VT
    • 4
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    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.  

    Sundays,  March 22, 29, April 5, 2020 - 1-4 PM- $140


    Instructor:  Noriko Isogai

    Noriko started carving Buddha statues for temples while living in Japan about forty years ago. Since moving to the United States, she expanded her carving techniques to create her own style. Her work has been shown through the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, as well as the Putney Craft Tour. She works mostly on commission. 




    • April 15, 2020
    • 6:30 PM
    • June 03, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • 35 Frost Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 5
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    Beginning Woodworking for Women

    This class is designed for women who have not had much (or any at all) experience working with wood or tools. Participants will have a chance to explore their creative and practical, problem solving sides, and learn about safety, design, wood, power tools and some hand tools in a supportive learning environment. Machines such as the jointer, planer, table saw, drill press,and miter saw will be covered as well as jig saws, drills, routers, and sanders. Each participant will design and build a small project of individual choice.


    *Cost of materials for individual project extra*


    Wednesdays 6:30-9PM - April 15 - June 3, 2020 - $325


    Instructor: Gail Grycel

    Gail Grycel, owner of Twin Birch Woodworking in Westminster West, Vermont, has been a custom cabinetmaker since 1984. The balance of beauty and function exists in her cabinetry and furniture throughout New England. For over twenty years, and in three states, Gail has empowered women and girls through her class offerings in adult learning programs, woodworking courses in  her studio, at HatchSpace, and the Claremont Makerspace, Rosie's Girls summer camp sessions, mixed gender workshops and one on one tutoring. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and experience to all who want to explore the love of making things out of wood.



Past events

February 18, 2020 Shop Class
February 17, 2020 Shop Class
February 15, 2020 Shop Class
February 15, 2020 Hand Finishing to Perfection
February 14, 2020 Shop Class
February 13, 2020 Shop Class
February 11, 2020 Shop Class
February 10, 2020 Shop Class
February 08, 2020 Shop Class
February 07, 2020 Shop Class
February 06, 2020 Shop Class
February 04, 2020 Shop Class
February 03, 2020 Shop Class
February 01, 2020 Shop Class
January 31, 2020 Shop Class
January 30, 2020 Shop Class
January 28, 2020 Shop Class
January 27, 2020 Shop Class
January 25, 2020 Shop Class
January 25, 2020 Keep Carving with Sharp Tools
January 24, 2020 Shop Class
January 23, 2020 Shop Class
January 12, 2020 Design Your WoodWorking Vision
January 11, 2020 Introduction to X-Carve and CNC Skills
January 06, 2020 Introduction to Woodworking: Building Your Way
January 04, 2020 Free Form Relief Carving
December 21, 2019 Keep Carving with Sharp Tools
December 15, 2019 Turning for the Holidays - Part Two of a Two Part Series
December 14, 2019 !&$#@* Sharp: Honing Hand Tools in the Japanese Fashion
December 08, 2019 Turning for Daily Life - Part One of a Two Part Series
December 07, 2019 Michael Coffey - A Demonstration of the Work of a Modern Master
November 23, 2019 Make a Bandsaw Box
November 09, 2019 !&$#@* Sharp: Honing Hand Tools in the Japanese Fashion
November 03, 2019 Beginning Relief Carving (November)
October 26, 2019 Make a Bandsaw Box
October 13, 2019 Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw
October 05, 2019 Beginning Relief Woodcarving
September 20, 2019 Beginning Woodworking for Women - Class #3
September 18, 2019 Beginning Woodworking for Women - Class #2
September 17, 2019 Beginning Woodworking for Women - Class #1
August 26, 2019 Design Your WoodWorking Vision
August 20, 2019 Make a Bandsaw Box
August 13, 2019 Summer Woodworking for Kids: Build a Tile Top End Table
August 07, 2019 Design Your WoodWorking Vision
August 03, 2019 Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw
July 27, 2019 Make a Bandsaw Box
July 25, 2019 Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw
July 20, 2019 Design Your WoodWorking Vision
June 18, 2019 Intro to Woodworking for Woman's & Women Identified Group B - Box Class
May 22, 2019 Intro to Woodworking Group B - Box Class Everybody & Anybody
April 23, 2019 Intro to Woodworking for Woman's & Women Identified Group A - Box Class
April 11, 2019 Violin Making: The Practice of a Tradition of Woodworking
March 19, 2019 Intro to Woodworking Group A - Box Class Everybody & Anybody
October 31, 2018 Grand Opening Halloween Gala

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