In order to maintain the safest possible working environment, the HatchSpace Board of Directors and staff have decided to remain closed until further notice. 

Thank you for your support and patience.

The HatchSpace Team

The HatchSpace Store Is Now Open!

Please stay tuned as we stock our store!

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Make a Donation to HatchSpace!

To Keep HatchSpace accessible and affordable.

To Protect the work of human hands.

To make a woodworking future possible for all.

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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.

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Our Classes

Woodworking for Kids: Build a Tile Top Table

Kids can learn about basic woodworking tools and processes while building a small pine tile top end table to take home. In a highly supervised and safe environment, Gail will cover plan reading, measuring and marking, cutting, drilling, sanding, building, tiling, and finishing.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of school vacation week:

April 13, 14 15, 2020 1-4 p.m.

AGES 10-14

Includes materials


Introduction to Woodworking: Building Your Way

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.

Open to any adult 18 or over.

Eight weeks. Mondays,April 13-June 8, 2020- 6:30-9 PM

No experience necessary.  Cost of materials not included. 


Introduction to Picture Framing

In cooperation with the The River Gallery School of Art, we are pleased to announce a new class offering. This workshop will be taught by Tim Hayes and will take place at the HatchSpace

Learn the basics of framing pictures and paintings. Each participant will learn to hand-cut mitered corners on a miter box (which they will take home after the class), learn the basics of putting together a sample frame and corner joinery, finish their sample frame with a low VOC coating, and learn about the greater possibilities in framing, simple and complex.

Materials for sample frames are provided. Hand-mitering boxes are provided and can be kept. Saws will be made available for use in the shop, but participants must have their own saws for outside use.


Mastering the Card Scraper with Tom Bodett

When, Why, and How to use this simple tool, and how to keep it in cutting shape.

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 class member receives a set of Lie-Nielsen card scrapers to own.

Saturday March 21st from 9AM-12PM

All materials provided.  Some woodworking experience beneficial.


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

No experience necessary. Tools provided during class sessions. Basswood included in price.  


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-5PM


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,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 not included.

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


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