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Tom Bodett, president of the board of directors for HatchSpace, uses a card scraper to smooth out a piece of wood at the HatchSpace’s High Street location in Brattleboro.

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BRATTLEBORO — Learn a new skill this year with HatchSpace.

Join a woodworking class there for a great start on 2022. Those interested will learn from experienced instructors in a safety-first environment. A range of classes will be offered, some suitable for beginners as well and others for experienced woodworkers. Financial aid may be available; contact info@hatchspace.com for details.

Make a 3-legged Stool: an Introduction to Turned Furniture

Beginners are welcome at this two-day workshop, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15 and 16. Participants will use the lathe, band saw, drill press, and router, to turn dried lumber into fun and functional 3-legged stools. The turned legs offer a great introductory exercise to those new to the wood lathe.

Mastering the Card Scraper, with Tom Bodett.

The card, or cabinet, scraper is a tool that should live in every woodworker’s apron. Learn all about it 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 22. It saves time and leaves little trace of itself compared to hand and power sanding. 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.

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Fundamentals of Woodworking

Beginners are welcome at this introductory course, at this eight session course, Monday and Wednesday evenings 6 to 9 p.m., Jan. 24 to Feb. 16. This class 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, while building a three-legged stool. Participants will explore individual design by shaping and texturing wood surfaces and by the application of color and/or layers of color. Taught by Rhode Island School of Design graduate and studio furniture maker Martin Simpson.

Please Note: All class participants must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19

All classes will be held at HatchSpace, High Street and Green.

More classes, more info and registration at www.hatchspace.org/Calendar.