Beginners: Get Started! Fundamentals of Woodworking, May 20-22

Have you been wanting to get started with woodworking as a hobby or side business? Take the first step at HatchSpace! We have a terrific beginners intensive course starting on Friday evening of this week, our Fundamentals of Woodworking class with member and RISD graduate Martin Simpson.

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.

Making Flower Presses with Tom Bodett

Join writer, humorist and furniture maker Tom Bodett for a fun, collaborative workshop making flower presses.

Tom has designed a workshop format in which participants get to practice their woodworking tool skills by using them in a repetitive fashion. Together, the workshop participants will make twenty 5 1/2″ x 11″ flower presses. Each participant will take home 2 presses – just in time for spring and summer blooms.

Woodworking Classes for Intermediate Woodworkers

There are a few openings in HatchSpace’s upcoming classes for advanced beginner and intermediate woodworkers.

Fundamentals of Cabinet Making – begins April 5.  Build a hanging wall cabinet and learn about doors, drawers, frame and panel construction, hinge placement, mortising and more!  Details and registration here:

Woodworking for Women

Master teacher and woodworker, Gail Grycel, is offering 3 Woodworking for Women classes this spring at HatchSpace.

Beginning Woodworking for Women
Learn basic woodworking skills in a safe and supportive environment. This class is designed for anyone who has had little or no experience working with wood or tools, or who wants a refresher.
2 groups offered. Each group meets for 8 sessions.

Make a Pivot Top Box

Only 2 spaces left in this fun class – Wednesday March 9, 1 – 5 pm . This project offers infinite design possibilities and is a fun and quick to make, using the bandsaw and drill press.  Register now at 

Make Something Beautiful with Wood

March at HatchSpace: Learn to use jigs for precision cuts, make a clever box or a gourmet rolling pin, or have fun with turning green wood!

Two Fun Projects
Pivot Top Box: A small project with infinite design possibilities! This great place for small keepsakes is fun and quick to make. The class will cover the safe and thoughtful use of the band saw and the drill press.

Wooden Box Making Class

One Space Left!

No woodworking experience required

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.

Digital Woodworking Classes at HatchSpace

HatchSpace is offering 2 classes this month that introduce digital design and production for woodworking.  With “CNC” designs are created on a computer, which then drives a router to cut out the design on wood or other materials.

Make a Stool with CNC and Fusion 360

In this intro class to digital design and manufacturing, we will break into Fusion 360, a very powerful CAD software. You will be introduced to the basic user interface and be led through the steps of creating a 3D model of a stool. During the design process we will focus on designing the piece for cutting out on a ShopBot CNC Router. You will learn the safety and set up of the CNC router and prepare the machine and a file for a cut. Once cut, we will use a router table, sander, pocket hole jig to finish and assemble the stool.

Gift Making Classes at HatchSpace

There is still room in several of HatchSpace’s holiday gift making classes. These classes are suitable for beginners and are a great way to learn some basic woodworking skills.   Register now before classes fill up.

All these classes are suitable for beginners.

Carving with Computers?

Yes! This hands-on workshop is designed high school students and adults to learn the basics of design for the X-Carve, a computer numerical controlled machine (CNC) for carving on wood, plastic and other materials.  No woodworking experience required.  Learn more at Digital Design for the X-Carve with Gail Fletcher, at HatchSpace, Saturday, October 16, 9 am – noon; $60