Our Classes

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 Your Own Shaker Bench

Cutting Dovetails by Hand

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. 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. 

Materials and tools will be provided. 

If you have your own tools please bring them.

Intermediate Lathe Techniques

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. 

Materials and tools will be provided.




Get Your Laser Pass

This is an introductory course designed to teach students everything they need to know to be able to use HatchSpace's Full Spectrum Hobby Laser.  After completing this training you will be able to purchase time on the laser and use it without supervision.

Materials not included.

Laser time not included.

Design services not included.



Coming Soon

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, miter saw, and band 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.

Materials not included.

Hand Finishing to Perfection

The card scraper is an often overlooked, simple, and 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. Each participant will take a black cherry board from square-milled to finish-ready on all six surfaces using handplanes, card scrapers, sandpaper, and abrasive pads. Take the pride in your projects to the next level!  Everyone will take home a card scraper to own.

Materials included.



FEB 15 - 9AM - 12PM

Keep Carving With Sharp Tools

Relief carver Noriko Isogai will teach carvers with dull tools how to sharpen them.

Bring your own carving tools or learn how to sharpen on dull tools at HatchSpace.



JAN 25 - 1PM-4PM

The HatchSpace Online Store is now Open!

Please stay tuned as we stock our store with all of the amazing things made right here in HatchSpace!

For right now you can purchase gift cards that can be used to purchase classes or anything else at HatchSpace!

Click here to go to the store

Our Events

To help balance a world filled with synthetic digital connection and media, HatchSpace is a non-profit dedicated to sharpening an appreciation for the work of human hands through the learning, practice, and teaching of woodworking.

Whether kids who want to play with wood, teenagers who are sniffing around for what to do with their lives, hobbyists who want to up their games or are tired of working alone in their garages, or master craftspeople ready to share what they’ve learned - all intersect in the safe, comfortable, and welcoming place that is HatchSpace.

In order to keep HatchSpace accessible and affordable to all comers we raise additional money through direct donations and the raffling or selling of premium hand made goods.

Drawing will be held on April 4th at 7:30PM.

See what you can win by entering our Spring Raffle!

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