June 2022 Virtual Meeting – Garrett Hack

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Garrett Hack is an internationally known furniture maker, educator, writer, and farmer from Thetford, Vermont. A furniture maker for almost 50 years, he has created his own style with designs that continually push his skills to the next level. He’s also an in-demand woodworking instructor, teaching classes in Germany, England, Austria, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, and the US.

Garrett has a great love of hand tools and uses them in everything he builds, from shaping curves to delicate details. He is the author of The Handplane Book (Taunton Press, 1997) and Classic Hand Tools (Taunton Press, 1999), a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine (30 years), and former chairman of the Furniture Masters.

His presentation is titled DEVELOPING A DESIGN.

How do you get started planning out and designing a new project? To illustrate his process, Garrett will show images of some of his furniture as well as use two projects now in his shop. He will discuss choosing appropriate materials and how to use them optimally, planning out a logical construction strategy, deciding what techniques might efficiently and accurately get you to your goal, and which details could enhance and enliven the work.

His previous presentations to the club have been widely praised. In fact, if you recall, Garrett was our first presenter to do a session via Zoom in 2020, when we decided to conduct our monthly meetings virtually due to Covid.

This is a presentation you will not want to miss.