Check Out Our New Classes!
Design Your Woodworking Vision
Do you have a pile of wood and don’t know what to do next? Learn how to manifest your vision into a viable shop plan through a step by step planning and drawing process. Gail Grycel will take the class through aesthetic and functional considerations, guiding participants through three dimensional drawings, joinery and detail options, and a cut list for use in the wood shop. Bring percolating ideas to explore, some graph paper, a pencil, a straight edge or ruler, and tape measure.
July 20, 2019 - 9AM-12PM - $45
Workhorse of the Woodshop: The Table Saw
Come dive into the basics of how it works: blades, squaring, calibration, safety, troubleshooting. Learn what you can do with it: ripping, crosscutting, joinery. Explore advanced operations of joinery: dados, rabetts, miters and how they can form the aesthetic and function of your project.
July 25, 2019 - 6PM-9PM - $45
Make a Bandsaw Box
This class will focus exclusively on the bandsaw, one of the most versatile machines in the wood shop. Each student will make a lidded box using only this machine and few hand tools. We will learn how to use the bandsaw for straight and curved cutting. We will learn to turn tapered, curved forms in functional and beautiful boxes.
July 27, 2019 - 9AM-12PM - $45
Master of the Water: The Art of Boat Building
The HatchSpace Gallery will feature the work of master wooden rowing shell maker, Graeme King of King Racing in Putney. A 26’ rowing shell will be on display along with Mr. King’s technical drawings, and the man himself to answer questions about his long career building some of the world’s finest and most competitive wooden boats.
Mr. King is collaborating with the HatchSpace woodworking school to offer a boat building seminar in the Fall of 2019. The boat on display at the gallery will be the model for the class. Those enrolled will learn the step by step methods to build the craft and gain the skills and confidence to build their own boats using Graeme King’s full-scale drawings.
The HatchSpace Gallery will be open from 5:30 - 7:30p Friday June 7th, and during the Mocha Joe’s Coffee tasting events on Saturday June 8th.
Intro to Woodworking - Making Boxes.
Learn fundamentals as you work a given plan through to completion. This beginners' class covers a lot of basics: safety, shop etiquette, properties of wood, how to work from a plan, how to cut and mill stock, and some simple machine joinery.
We will focus on four essential power tools: the chopsaw, jointer, planer and the table saw and we will establish a foundation for deeper work. Students are encouraged to provide their own safety protection (eye, ear & respiratory) although we will have some for common usage. There are no mandatory tools for this intro class, although interested students can find a specially priced "Hatch Starter Tool Kit" at Brown & Roberts
Classes for general admission and a special woman's only class.
Past Event - Violin Making: The Practice of a Tradition of Woodworking with Douglas Cox
Douglas Cox, a German trained violin maker with 52 years experience, will explain and explore the process from a wood workers perspective, demonstrating materials, tools, and techniques. While much of the process is specific to violin making and can only be inspirational or thought provoking for most wood workers, the bulk of the work is refined woodworking, a slight variant on what all woodworkers do every day.
The talk included lots of parts and tools to handle, and demonstrations of many of the techniques Doug thought would be of interest, including joining, carving, bending, and gluing.