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COVID-19 Updates


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking is closed.  I am rescheduling all classes that are on the schedule through the end of April, 2020. I assume that some May classes will also be affected.

The newly re-scheduled classes will begin appearing on the schedule page and the calendar as they are determined.

Each of you so affected have received- or will shortly receive an email with more rescheduling infomation and options. Please email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions at all. You can also call me directly at 860.729.3186- Please leave a voice mail if I do not pick up.

This is a fluid situation and I will keep you updated here as it becomes necessary.

I wish you and your families all the best during this difficult situation and I look forward to seeing you all here again soon.

Stay well.



Bob Van Dyke


Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking




All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

His class this past weekend was so much more than I expected and I actually feel I am an upholsterer.  I enjoyed the whole thing... from the history of upholstery (who knew upholstery history would be so fascinating!!) the step by step process of flat work and spring work.  I get it and I can do it...and I have my little stool to prove it!
And Mike is sheer joy.  He's fun, supportive, interesting....a great teacher who made sure everyone in the class was taken care of and left feeling accomplished.  I would be very interested in taking another course if offered.

Thanks so much, 

Nancy Anderson

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All I can say is WOW!  Mike Mascelli is absolutely terrific!  

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I took the weekend woodturning class this weekend with Cory Anderson and just wanted to let you know how fabulous I thought he was.

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