Fall & Winter class schedule now available.

Open House 2014

14th Annual


Combined with

Lie Nielsen Hand-tool Event

Friday and Saturday

September 19th and 20th  

Come celebrate CVSW as we enter our 14th 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





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Hi Bob,
Just a quick note to thank you and Will for an excellent experience in the Chapin Class.  I had to be home early and was not able to properly thank  you for the additional time on Sunday.  I have learned a lot in this class as I have in all of your programs.  I’ll see you in the fall.




Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the recently completed Fundamentals of Furniture Making class this week.