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 Winter/Spring class schedule now available.

Welcome to
 
The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
 
Bob Van Dyke - Founder & Director
 
Based on the idea of “learning by doing”, we provide a wide range of hands-on woodworking classes for men and women of all skill levels.

Classes are conducted in a variety of formats to suit the unique needs of our students. They include one or two day weekend classes, series classes that meet one or two nights per week for 4 to 12 weeks, week-long intensive classes and more.

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BVD Aug 2009 ResizedOur staff of instructors possess a wide variety of skills and interests but an intense passion for the subject they are teaching is common to them all. Whether it is a woodcarving class with Will Neptune, a furniture making class with the school’s director, Bob Van Dyke, or a class on inlay and bandings with Steve Latta, students are assured of thoroughly learning the skills in a relaxed hands-on atmosphere.

classes 009Projects and classes range from woodcarving, Chapin high chests, Arts and Crafts wall cabinets, sand-shaded fans, Greene & Greene end tables, to Federal side tables.

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The school teaches the effective use of hand tools and gives an equal measure of attention to machine tools. Here Bob is using the Laguna bandsaw to resaw a 12/4 slab of mahogony into three pieces. For more views of this operation, check our Facebook photo gallery.Laguna Bandsaw

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Testimonials

2/25/2014

Bob,

I took the carving class with Mickey this past weekend.

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2/7/2013

Bob,

Thank you for the email.  I will be attending Matt’s on SUNDAY. For feedback, Matt’s classes are great.

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Speciality & Weekend Classes

Sharpening Hand-tools Techniques with Bob Van Dyke Are you tired of...
Blacksmithing for Christmas with Walt Scadden Christmas is just a few...
Greene & Greene Details I with Darrell Peart Greene & Greene...
Build a Tahoma Mirror/Picture Frame with Darrell Peart In this one-day...
Make a Cutting Gauge and a Marking Knife with  Bob...
  Making Sand Shaded Federal Style Fans with Bob Van Dyke   Shaded...
Wood Identification for Cabinetmakers with Randy Wilkinson Seeing and understanding wood...
Build a Federal Style Side Table with Bob Van Dyke This...
Hone your handtool skills with Mike Pekovich You can use power...
Build a Utility Workbench with Tim Spratlin Many of you who...
  Build a Table from a Single Board with Mike Pekovich This...
  Build an Arts & Crafts Style Wall Cabinet with Mike Pekovich   Join...
Build an Oval Tavern Table with Will Neptune Exercises in compound...
Build a 17th Century Joined Chest with Peter Follansbee Join nationally known...
Woodcarving Techniques with Mary May- A weekend for Beginning or...