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 turning lidded containers, a CT dressing table, a Chapin drop leaf table, decorative details with inlay, bandings and paterae, a Chippendale NY corner chair, to an Arts and Crafts style entry table.
|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.|
Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the recently completed Fundamentals of Furniture Making class this week.Read more...
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.