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.
Corey has been assisting and teaching wood turning at CVSW for about 10 years.
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.
Al has taken woodturning way beyond the everyday "round and brown".
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.
Before specializing in chairs, Peter Galbert worked as a cabinet and furniture maker in New York City.
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.
Jeff Miller turned to designing and making furniture after a career as a classical musician.
Will Neptune is a furniture maker and master-carver working in the Boston area.
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.
Guillemot Kayaks was created by Nick Schade in 1993 to share the kayak designs he created for his own use.
Christopher Schwarz is a long-time woodworker and writer who has spent the last 15 years encouraging woodworkers to embrace more handwork in their shops.