Makerspace on the Move

March 31, 2021

Today was our final day at Frost Street. Check out photos of the big move and find out what’s next.


Volunteers Needed

March 1, 2021

Help HatchSpace move from our current location to our new home in downtown Brattleboro. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed in March and early April.





Upcoming events

    • January 19, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you specific request. 

    • January 19, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 1
    Register

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • January 19, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 22 High Street, 3rd Floor
    • 0
    Join waitlist



    Previous experience on the lathe not required.

    The wood lathe is a wonderful tool for creating quick, quality projects… basic forms are easy to learn, and the creative possibilities are endless. This class will introduce beginners to the safe and thoughtful use of the wood lathe. The projects, including key rings, bottle stoppers, spinning tops, and tree ornaments, are perfect for learning basic techniques while exploring form, color, and texture. They also make great gifts. 

    Cost of materials included. All participants will have the opportunity to leave with two turned items.  

    Wednesday, January 19

    Time: 1 pm - 4 pm

    $70

    Financial aid may be available. Contact info@hatchspace.org for details.


    Instructor: Doug Finkel

    For over thirty years, Doug Finkel has enjoyed a career as a woodworking artist and woodworking teacher. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for many years and taught for over a decade at the middle and high school levels. These days, Doug teaches at various craft centers, including The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Peters Valley School of Craft, and is excited to begin teaching at HatchSpace. 

    His work, which includes furniture, turning, carving, and green woodworking, has appeared in many books and publications. Examples from his “Source Bench” series are included in the permanent collections of the Georgia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. 


    Payment and Refund Policy

    Multi-day Classes:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

    1 day Workshops:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.


    • January 19, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 22 High Street, Brattleboro, Vermont
    • 1
    Register

    Stringed Instrument Visiting Artist:   

    Open Studio with Tucker Barrett

    *Pre-register if you are bringing an instrument (2 per evening) 

    No need to register to visit, chat, and watch Tucker work!

                                        
    After nearly 25 years of designing and building electric violins, violas and cellos, Tucker Barrett is no longer accepting orders for new instruments. He is now dedicating his time to the repair and restoration of vintage and contemporary acoustic and electric guitars.

    Trained and apprenticed under Ken Parker at Stuyvesant Music on 48th Street in NYC, he has been privileged to build custom guitars for such musicians as Pete Townsend, Andy Summers, Lou Reed, and Nile Rodgers, as well as many other professional and amateur musicians. He also repaired, maintained and set up guitars for many top groups such as the Pretenders, Foreigner, The Cars, The Police, and Joan Armatrading. 

    Set-ups and fretwork are his specialty. His experience and general understanding of how guitars function and change, especially in New England, allow him to improve the feel, playability and intonation of almost any instrument, whether used or new. 

    As a Stringed Instrument Visiting Artist at HatchSpace, Tucker is available Wednesdays, 6-9 pm for consultation, and guided restoration and repair of guitars (2 instruments per evening). Feel free to stop by for a chat with Tucker or to watch him work. Enter HatchSpace at 22 High Street, Brattleboro, Vermont, third floor #302  and follow signs. 

    *If you are bringing an instrument for consultation, please pre-register. These will be limited to 2 consults per evening. 

    No limit to the number of observers. Come and chat and watch Tucker work!


    • January 20, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    • January 21, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 2
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you request. 

    • January 21, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 1
    Register

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • January 22, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 0
    Join waitlist



    Mastering the Card Scraper

    Some woodworking experience recommended.

    The card, or cabinet, scraper is a tool that should live in every woodworker's apron. It saves time and leaves little trace of itself compared to hand and power sanding. Making good cuts with a scraper can be learned in minutes. What confounds many woodworkers is how to maintain consistent cutting edges without constantly interrupting your work flow. This class will focus on an easy, repeatable process for keeping your scrapers in top working order. The cost of the class includes a quality card scraper, a burnishing tool, and a diamond sharpening stone. You'll leave with everything you need to take your finishing process to the next level.

    Saturday, January 22  9AM - 11:30 AM

    $75 *includes card scraper, burnishing tool & diamond stone

    Financial aid may be available. Contact info@hatchspace.org for details.



    Instructors: Tom Bodett & Doug Finkel

    Tom is a writer, humorist, storyteller and lifelong carpenter and furniture maker. His love of woodworking and the 40 year pursuit of ever-elusive perfection have produced his most fulfilling creations. As he winds down his publishing and entertainment career the importance of craftsmanship, and the joy it adds to his life, compels him to make more dust and shelves and fewer dust-covered books on the shelf.


    Payment and Refund Policy

    Multi-day Classes:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

    1 day Workshops:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.


    • January 22, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    Shop Steward - Bruce Berg

    • January 24, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you specific request. 

    • January 24, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 1
    Register

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • January 24, 2022
    • February 16, 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Fundamentals of Woodworking

    No woodworking experience required.

    This introductory course is designed to give beginner students an overview of the safe use of some of the most common machines and hand tools used in woodworking. 

    We will cover use of the planer, jointer, table saw, miter saw, band-saw, drill press, and additional machines as time allows. The properties of wood and techniques for safe machine operation will be covered thoroughly 

    In this class we will build a three legged stool.  We will explore individual design by shaping and   texturing wood surfaces and by the application of color and/or layers of color.

    Come to HatchSpace and learn from RISD graduate and studio furniture maker Martin Simpson. The skills taught in this basic class will provide a foundation for more advanced techniques used in some of Martin's studio work. Have some fun while learning something new.

    8 Sessions 

    January 24 - February 16

    Monday 6 pm - 9 pm

    Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm 

    $425

    Cost of materials not included.

    Financial aid may be available. Contact info@hatchspace.org for details.



    Instructor: Martin Simpson

    Martin is the owner of Martin Simpson Design a design/build studio for custom cabinetry, architectural, millwork, and furniture. He also does installation and fine carpentry for residential, commercial, and museum clients. He does historical renovation and reconstruction along with providing design and drafing services He has furniture shown in galleries and museums nationwide along with a bench in the permanent collection of the MUSEUM OF FINE ART, Boston, MA 


    Payment and Refund Policy

    Multi-day Classes:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

    1 day Workshops:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.


    • January 25, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    Shop Steward - Paul Boa

    • January 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you specific request. 

    • January 26, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • January 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 22 High Street, Brattleboro, Vermont
    • 2
    Register

    Stringed Instrument Visiting Artist:   

    Open Studio with Tucker Barrett

    *Pre-register if you are bringing an instrument (2 per evening) 

    No need to register to visit, chat, and watch Tucker work!

                                        
    After nearly 25 years of designing and building electric violins, violas and cellos, Tucker Barrett is no longer accepting orders for new instruments. He is now dedicating his time to the repair and restoration of vintage and contemporary acoustic and electric guitars.

    Trained and apprenticed under Ken Parker at Stuyvesant Music on 48th Street in NYC, he has been privileged to build custom guitars for such musicians as Pete Townsend, Andy Summers, Lou Reed, and Nile Rodgers, as well as many other professional and amateur musicians. He also repaired, maintained and set up guitars for many top groups such as the Pretenders, Foreigner, The Cars, The Police, and Joan Armatrading. 

    Set-ups and fretwork are his specialty. His experience and general understanding of how guitars function and change, especially in New England, allow him to improve the feel, playability and intonation of almost any instrument, whether used or new. 

    As a Stringed Instrument Visiting Artist at HatchSpace, Tucker is available Wednesdays, 6-9 pm for consultation, and guided restoration and repair of guitars (2 instruments per evening). Feel free to stop by for a chat with Tucker or to watch him work. Enter HatchSpace at 22 High Street, Brattleboro, Vermont, third floor #302  and follow signs. 

    *If you are bringing an instrument for consultation, please pre-register. These will be limited to 2 consults per evening. 

    No limit to the number of observers. Come and chat and watch Tucker work!


    • January 27, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    • January 28, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you request. 

    • January 28, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 1
    Register

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • January 29, 2022
    • January 30, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 22 High Street, 3rd Floor
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    Woodshaping – Carve a Spoon from the log

    No woodworking experience required.

    Splitting a fresh cut log and carving it into a useful and beautiful spoon is a truly rewarding experience. In this class, students will  explore a variety of methods, both traditional and contemporary, by which to shape a chunk of wood into a spoon. Working  with traditional spoon carving tools (such as a hatchet, carving, knife, hand plane, and gouge,) as well as a few power tools, (such as the band saw and rotary carvers) we will learn to split, mill, rough-out, carve, scrape, and finish, as we reveal the spoon within each log. There is much to be learned from a fresh cut log, both about the material and about ourselves as makers.   

    Cost of materials included. 

    * Bring a bag lunch. 

    Saturday & Sunday,  January 29 -30

    Time: 10 am - 5 pm

    $240.00

    Financial aid may be available. Contact  info@hatchspace.org for details.


    Instructor: Doug Finkel

    For over thirty years, Doug Finkel has enjoyed a career as a woodworking artist and woodworking teacher. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University for many years and taught for over a decade at the middle and high school levels. These days, Doug teaches at various craft centers, including The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Peters Valley School of Craft, and is excited to begin teaching at HatchSpace. 

    His work, which includes furniture, turning, carving, and green woodworking, has appeared in many books and publications. Examples from his “Source Bench” series are included in the permanent collections of the Georgia Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. 


    Payment and Refund Policy

    Multi-day Classes:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting  info@hatchspace.org  or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

    1 day Workshops:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting  info@hatchspace.org  or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.


    • January 29, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    Shop Steward - Bruce Berg

    • January 31, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you specific request. 

    • January 31, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 1
    Register

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • February 01, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    Shop Steward - Paul Boa

    • February 02, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you specific request. 

    • February 02, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 1
    Register

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • February 03, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    • February 04, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
    Register

    Access to the main shop and bench room with HatchSpace staff on-hand.  

    If you need help with a specific project, please email greg@hatchspace.org with you request. 

    • February 04, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 1
    Register

    Woodworking experience required.

    During this evaluation, you will work one-on-one with a HatchSpace instructor to demonstrate your skillful and safe operation of our woodworking equipment. Upon verification of your skills, the instructor will certify you to join as a HatchSpace member.

    The list of skills you will be evaluated on is available here.

    All tools used during the evaluation are provided at HatchSpace. Do not bring your own tools.

    If you are not confident in all the areas being tested, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in any Refresher for Woodworkers, Intro to Woodworking, or Beginning Woodworking class instead. Check our Class & Workshop Calendar for available dates.

                                                                                  

    Payment and Refund Policy

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a credit can be provided if you cancel at least 48 hours before your scheduled evaluation.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed evaluations.

    • February 05, 2022
    • February 06, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • HatchSpace 22 High Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    No woodworking experience required.

    Build a Gift Box

    Come for some tablesaw practice, leave with an elegant little box!  In this  workshop we will use the tablesaw to cut dados, rabbets, and some raised panels, and the router table for a little bit of detailing.  You'll learn how to accurately fit small pieces together, and work with some lovely local hardwoods to make a simple box for keepsakes, tea, tiny spice jars, or even recipe cards!  Whether you're brand new to the woodshop, or have experience and want some practice on the tablesaw, this workshop will guide you safely through some simple techniques for working with small parts accurately.    

    Feb 5,  10 AM - 2:00 PM

    Feb 6,   10 AM - 1:00 PM

    $120

    Cost of materials included.

    Financial aid may be available. Contact info@hatchspace.org for details.



    Instructor: Blake Johnson

    Blake started his woodworking career in a teaching environment, at art college, and hasn’t let that learning/teaching thing go ever since.  He has built scribed log playgrounds, museum casework and exhibits, furniture, and renovated houses.  He appreciates making for himself, and loved ones, objects that evoke joy and character for years to come. He loves the process of making things, the mental machinations, the problem-solving, and the many discoveries that come while working with a natural material. Each project becomes a process of getting to know the work, the wood, and in some ways, a bit of himself. This sense of empowerment and responsibility to a personal environment is something he hopes to spread in every place where he works. Some photos of his work can be seen at www.heartsparkarts.com and on Instagram at @runeshai.


    Payment and Refund Policy

    Multi-day Classes:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes.

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.

    1 day Workshops:

    Payment is due at the time of registration. Unpaid registrations are subject to cancellation.

    Full refunds or a class credit can be provided if you cancel at least 7 days before the start of the class by contacting info@hatchspace.org or by calling 802-257-3935.

    There are no refunds, transfers, make-ups or deferments for missed classes. 

    HatchSpace reserves the right to cancel any class for any reason. A class may be canceled in the event the minimum number of students for the class is not reached. In this case, registrants will receive a full refund or class credit, and notified by valid email provided at registration.


    • February 05, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Member Entrance, 16 Green St. Brattleboro, VT 05301
    • 3
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