Make a Shaker Bench
This class serves as the perfect introduction to woodworking’s most versatile joints: dovetails and mortise-and-tenon. It also serves as a great way to practice handtool technique. Over the course of four sessions, students will turn a single five-foot board into a handsome, functional bench. We’ll start with a brief discussion of design principles and layout practices and then get to the heart of the matter: cutting dovetails. Students will cut a few sets of dovetails in scrap wood before taking the saw to their final project. The bench’s stretcher, joined to the legs with wedged through tenons, provides another opportunity for the careful paring of saw and chisel. If time allows, we’ll finish-plane and sand the benches, but we won’t apply finish to them in class.
No previous experience is required.
4 Sessions: Saturday & Sunday: November 6, 7, 13, 14
Class time: 9 AM - 1 PM
Cutting Board Gift Making WorkShop with Tom Bodett
Work alongside HatchSpace co-founder, Tom Bodett, to make beautiful curly maple cutting boards you’ll be proud to gift to family and friends.
Working as a team, Tom, along with his assistant, will coordinate the group to produce 20 to 24 cutting boards during 4 three-hour sessions. Participants will mill, rip, glue, crosscut, shape, sand, finish to perfection, and have fun doing it. Everyone will take home four finished curly maple cutting boards worth over $30 each.
Some basic experience with table saw, planer, and jointer is required. Router table, orbital sander, hand sanding or card scraper will also be put to use.
Release your Inner Elf and make something beautiful for the holidays.
All materials included.
Some woodworking experience required.
4 Sessions: Friday & Saturday: November 12, 13, 19, 20
Class Times: Friday, 6 PM - 9 PM
Saturday, 10 AM - 1 PM
Build a Bandsaw Box
Focusing exclusively on the bandsaw, each student will make a lidded box using only this versatile tool and a few hand tools. Learn to use the bandsaw for straight and curved cutting. Learn to turn tapered and curved forms in functional and beautiful boxes.
Course is limited to 6 people per date.