The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
Bob Van Dyke - Founder & Director
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.
Our 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.
Projects and classes range from building kayaks, side boards, Chapin high chests, 16th century carved frame and panel doors, Greene & Greene end tables, to acoustic guitars.
|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.|
Thank you for a great class. You are a natural born teacher. You made the material concise and easy to understand.
Really enjoyed the class and the chance to get to know you a bit. With my very limited skills I was more than a little concerned about how I would do and the reception I might get.