Introduction to Woodworking: Build a Side Table (8 sessions)

This beginning woodworking class offers an in-depth introduction to the fundamentals of building furniture. Through the creation of a Side Table, students will be guided through every aspect of project building, from initial design to final finish. We will cover the safe and thoughtful use of all the power tools in the HatchSpace machine room, with particular attention paid to the milling process (jointer, planer, table saw,) as well as a wide range of hand tools and techniques. Numerous design possibilities will be presented, and students will be encouraged to think creatively. Instruction will rely primarily on demonstrations, class discussions, in-class work time, and will even include a field trip to a local lumber yard.

Cost of materials not included.

Class is limited to 8 people.



Introduction to Woodworking: Build a Cutting Board (3 Sessions)

This beginning/refresher class offers in-depth instruction on several essential woodworking processes including milling to exact dimensions, cutting curves, drilling holes, and shaping edges. Through the creation of a simple cutting board project, students will be taught the safe and thoughtful use of the jointer, planer, table saw, band saw, drill press, and router.Instruction will rely primarily on demonstrations, class discussions, and in-class work time.  This small project serves as a great introduction to woodworking fundamentals. 

Cost of materials not included.

Class is limited to 6 people. 



Beginning Woodworking for Women (8 Sessions)

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, and sanders. Each participant will design and build a small project of individual choice.

Cost of materials not included.

Course is limited to 5 people per class. 


HatchSpace is a project of The Hatch, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization  •  Brattleboro, VT  •  info@hatchspace.org  •  (802) 257-3935
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