2013/2014  Winter thru Summer class schedule now available.

Open House 2013

13th annual


Combined with

Lie Nielsen Hand-tool Event

Friday & Saturday

September 20 & 21


Come celebrate CVSW as we enter our 13th year of great hands-on furniture making, woodturning, cabinetmaking, blacksmithing and more!
Get in on the fun.
We will be demonstrating woodworking, woodturning, blacksmithing, Sharpening, guitar building and more all day.
More than 18 tables of Antique Tools for Sale!!!
 Check out Lie-Nielsen Handtools- The best handtools being made Today!
Check out the partial list of demonstrators/exhibitors:

CVSW gallery of Student Work
Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event
Bob Van Dyke- School Director
Tico Vogt- Super Chute - Shooting Boards
Matt Bickford - Molding Planes
Bill Rittner - Custom made replacement knobs and totes for handplanes
Charlie watson - demontrating antique handplanes
Mickey Callahan - Founder of SAPFM- CVSW instructor
Will Neptune - CVSW Instructor
Steve Branam - Representing SAPFM
Peter Galbert - Windsor Chairs
Tom Jannke - Broken Screw extractors "Un Screw ums"
Greg Massicotte- Behlen / Mohawk Finishing supplies
Walt Scadden - Lead blacksmith on building of the Amistad- CVSW Instructor
Warren Blessing/ Mystic WoodCarvers
Jeff Noden- Adjusta- bench and Inlay Razor
Parkerville woodworking - Manchester Ct Hardwood Lumber dealer
Catharine Kennedy - Custom  Engraved tools
Central Ct Woodturners
Mike Danchak - custom Furniture maker
Mike Pekovich - Fine Woodworking mag
CT Historical Society- Ben Gammell
Scott Dixon- US Guitar kits
Antique Tool Dealers: Saturday only
Walt - Brass City records
Jim Taylor
Warren Charrette
Craig Jensen /Antique Tools
Randy Nelson
David Niles
Steve Christoffers- 3D Printer





Class Images

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I want to take the time to thank you for the experience of working with you this past weekend at your school.



Do you have contact info for Will Neptune?
I was really happy to share his enthusiasm and energy.  This was a truly inspiring weekend.