Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking Instructors:
Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking (CVSW) attracts some of the best instructors in the country.
Weekend and specialty classes include everything from a one night sharpening class with Bob Van Dyke to a 5 weekend class with Will Neptune making an Eliphalet Chapin CT valley lowboy in cherry.
CVSW is proud to host frequent, regular classes with nationally known craftsmen and instructors such as Phil Lowe, Steve Latta, Will Neptune and more. These offer a mixture of single weekend skill building classes and multi-weekend project classes.
Classes with Phil Lowe have included carving a cabriole leg, using traditional hand tool skills, while project classes have featured a Queen Anne style tea table or lowboy, to a serpentine front chest of drawers.
Will Neptune’s classes include the best table saw joinery class you can imagine, cutting dovetails every which way but normal, to advanced projects like a Chippendale piecrust table, a Chapin side chair or a veneered Seymour work table.
Steve Latta brings his own unique approach to techniques such as veneering and inlays in the Federal style, along with teaching a quick, practical way of cutting dovetails on the table saw and doing string inlay using his own design for an extremely effective scratch stock.
Director: Bob Van Dyke
After 18 years as an award-winning chef in French restaurants Bob left the business to begin a career in woodworking and teaching.Read more: Bob Van Dyke
Corey has been assisting and teaching wood turning at CVSW for about 10 years.Read more: Corey Anderson
Mickey has more than 25 years of experience as a designer and maker of museum-quality, fine custom period and contemporary furniture.
Matt is a professional hand saw sharpener, hand tool woodworker and saw enthusiast who has been using and sharpening hand saws since 2002.Read more: Matt Cianci
Al has taken woodturning way beyond the everyday "round and brown".Read more: Al Czellecz
Scott has been instrumental to the development of the kits, tool selection and the teaching methods for all the instructors in The U.S Guitar Kits Teacher program.Read more: Scott Dixon
Before specializing in chairs, Peter Galbert worked as a cabinet and furniture maker in New York City.Read more: Peter Galbert
Glen Huey was born and raised in Ohio. After graduating from the University of Cincinatti...
Teri's career in antique restoration, furniture building and furniture finishing began as a fourteen year old apprentice to a Fine Arts Dealer in Amherst, New Hampshire.Read more: Teri Masaschi
Jeff Miller turned to designing and making furniture after a career as a classical musician.Read more: Jeff Miller
Will Neptune is a furniture maker and master-carver working in the Boston area.Read more: Will Neptune
Darrell Peart resides in Seattle Washington and started his career making and selling small wooden items at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
Kevin Rodel has over 30 years experience building and designing fine custom furniture.Read more: Kevin Rodel
Guillemot Kayaks was created by Nick Schade in 1993 to share the kayak designs he created for his own use.Read more: Nick Schade
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.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed yesterday's class Sharpening Hand Saws, with Matt Cianci.