I am happy to announce that classes will begin again on July 6, 2020.
We are working out the protocols now but be prepared to wear a mask at all times and plan on washing your hands each time you re-enter the shop. The class sizes have also been reduced.
Other protocols will be announced as they are finalized. I am working with a number of health professionals to develop what will work best for our specialized environment.
I wish you and your families all the best during this difficult situation and I look forward to seeing you all here again soon.
Bob Van Dyke
Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
Bob Van Dyke - Founder & Director
Based on the idea of “learning by doing”, we provide a wide range of hands-on woodworking classes for men and women of all skill levels.
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 the Shaker hall table, 17th century carved frame and panel, carved oak box, carving acanthus leaves, Arts and Crafts rocking chair with slip seat, to a portable tool chest.
|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.|