In accordance with State of Connecticut Covid-19 guidelines, we have revised our protocols. Students who have received the Covid vaccine are no longer required to wear masks in class. Social distancing requirements will stay in place and we will continue to leave every other bench free whenever possible. Class size will be limited to 10 students.
In fairness to all students, proof of vaccination (CDC card) is required upon entering the shop. If you do not have your CDC card, prefer not to show it, or you remain unvaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask at all times while in the school.
We continue to take this pandemic very seriously. If you feel that you cannot follow the above protocols then I request that you wait until they are completely lifted before coming to CVSW.
Please do not come to class if you are feeling sick and are exhibiting any of the common Covid-19 symptoms
I wish you and your family the best while we continue to deal with this continueing pandemic.
Bob Van Dyke, Director, 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, weeklong intensive classes and more.
Our staff of instructors possesses a wide variety of skills and interests, but an intense passion for the subject they teach 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 include a Shaker hall table, a 17th century carved frame and panel, a carved oak box, carving acanthus leaves, Arts & Crafts rocking chair with slip seat, and 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 mahogany into three pieces. For more views of this operation, check our Facebook photo gallery.|
Thanks for the last five weeks. This was one of the best learning experiences I have ever had. Thanks for your patience and I look forward to taking more courses in the future. Meanwhile, this summer, I'll keep practicing dovetails and I'll look forward to seeing you at the open house.
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