HatchSpace reached out to the community and the community answered: Local people wanted an honest-to-goodness woodworking shop, and that’s what they got.
The nonprofit woodworking makerspace in Brattleboro was launched in February. Equal parts school, studio and gallery, it serves as a community resource for both newbies and master woodworkers — a place where people can share ideas and work together, creating meaningful and lasting relationships.
Members have the opportunity to share tools, including expensive industrial equipment that the average hobbyist is unlikely to have in their own shop — for instance, a 22-inch planer and a massive, 44-inch belt sander. More importantly, members share knowledge, making themselves available to other members who need guidance or assistance.
Board president Tom Bodett, of Dummerston, Vt., is a…