thumb Pekovich Tea Chest 1 640Spring/ Summer 2021 Class Schedule available.  Click here for more information.

20th Annual

Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking


Has been Postponed due to State of Connecticut Covid -19 Restrictions on the size of gatherings

The new date will be either Saturday April 24 or May 8, 2021- It will be scheduled by the end of 2020

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 past open house demonstrators/exhibitors:

CVSW Gallery of Student Work
Bob Van Dyke - School Director

Mark Swanson - patternmaker- Lie-Nielsen Handtools

Mike Pekovich- Editor & 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"

Tico Vogt- Vogt Shooting Boards

David Heim- Sketch up - CVSW Instructor

Warren Blessing - Mystic WoodCarvers

Central Connecticut Woodturners

Parkerville Wood Products - 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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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. 




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

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