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In Memory of Richard Bergen

Richard BergenIt is with great sadness that I tell you Richard Bergen lost his courageous battle with Leukemia on Thursday, April 9, 2020. He was a close personal friend for over 20 years and a huge asset in the school. Richard took dozens and dozens of classes over the years and assisted in most of the beginning classes for many years. Every studio photograph of the school furniture projects was done by Richard- free of charge!

Richard never hesitated to jump in and help out any time we needed it and was a huge help to hundreds of students..

He will be sorely missed.

Bob Van Dyke

20th Annual

Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking



Sunday, September 20th 

Come Celebrate CVSW as we celebrate our 20th year of great hands-on furniture making, woodturning, cabinetmaking, carving and more! 

Get in on the Fun

We will be demonstrating furniture making, woodturning, plane making,

guitar building, inlay, furniture making and more all day

More than 25 tables of antique tools for sale!!

Check out Lie Nielsen Handtools- 

The best handtools being made today!

Don’t miss our gallery of amazing student work!

5 different antique Tool dealers
Check out the partial list of demonstrators/exhibitors:

CVSW Gallery of Student Work
Bob Van Dyke - School Director

Mark Swanson - patternmaker- Lie-Nielsen Handtools

Mike Pekovich- Creative Director Fine Woodworking Magazine & CVSW Instructor

Bill Rittner - custom made replacement knobs and totes for handplanes

Michael Wheeler- Federal Style Inlays and Bandings . Tomorrow’s Antiques, Boston, MA

Mike South- Luthier- Windjammer Instruments- CVSW Instructor

Charlie Watson & Frank Dorian -demonstrating antique handplanes

Dan Schwank - Red Rose Reproductions- custom handplanes

 Tim Coleman- Furniture maker & CVSW Instructor

Matt Bickford - Custom Made Molding Planes -CVSW Instructor -

Isaac Smith- Blackburn Tools
Tom Jannke - Broken Screw extractors "Un Screw ums"
Greg Massicotte - Behlen / Mohawk Finishing supplies- CVSW INstructor

 Tico Vogt- Vogt Shooting Boards

David Heim- Sketch up - CVSW Instructor

Warren Blessing - Mystic WoodCarvers

Central Connecticut Woodturners

Parkerville Woodworking - Manchester Ct Hardwood lumber dealer
Matt Cianci- "The Saw Doctor"- CVSW Instructor

Webb Dean Stevens House, Wethersfield, CT

Cape Forge Tools


Antique Tool Dealers:

Bob Garay - Vintage tools
Jim Taylor
Warren Charrette
Craig Jensen 
Dave Parkis







Class Images

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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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