February 2024

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STRICTLY BOWLS - A Woodturning Class with Rick Angus

One weekend

$385.00

Many students have asked for a class that offers the opportunity to turn bowls and only bowls. This class is for students with some turning experience. The night time woodturning or the weekend Basic Woodturning are required.

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March 2024

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Make a Dovetailed & Kumiko Tea Chest with Mike Pekovich

2 weekends- 5 days total

$865.00

Sharing a cup of tea with friends is a nice way to spend an afternoon or end a meal. The experience is made even better by serving up tea selections in a handmade chest.

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Spindle Turning for Furniture Making with Rick Angus

One weekend

$385.00

How do the masters make duplicate spindle pieces for furniture—and do it in a profitable manner? The answer? Practice, some special techniques and utilizing a template system which allows easy, quickly and accurate marking of turning blanks.

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One Day Woodturning with Rick Angus

single day class

$165.00

This one day class will get you hooked on turning– Guaranteed!

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Sharpening Turning Tools with Rick Angus

One Day

$165.00

Lets face it- You are dead in the water if you are trying to do any woodturning with dull tools. Not only does the surface of the work come out better with sharp tools, but you have way more control and you can use a much lighter touch.

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A Unique Tour of The Yale Furniture Study with Patricia Kane

one day

$50.00

Many of you have expressed the desire to accompany CVSW director Bob Van Dyke on one of his frequent visits to the Yale Art Gallery’s Hume American Furniture Study Center in West Haven, CT.

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Saw Sharpening 101 with Matt Cianci

one day

$165.00

This class is an introduction for woodworkers interested in learning how to sharpen their own handsaws and backsaws.

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Carve the “Green Man” with Mary May

3 day weekend

$565.00

Join professional woodcarver, Mary May, in learning to carve the traditional "Greenman".

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Wood Finishing Weekend – The Basics of Color and Topcoats with Mike Mascelli

1 weekend

$385.00

This two day class is tailored especially for woodworkers who are uneasy about the finishing process and wish to master the basic knowledge and techniques that will enable professional finishing results using easily available materials.

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Beginning Woodturning with Rick Angus

six evenings

$465.00

This six evening class is designed for the beginning (or frustrated) woodturner and features extensive hands-on practice each night.

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April 2024

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Turning Plates & Platters with Rick Angus

four evenings

$295.00

Wooden plates & platters are great projects to expand your bowl making skills and are a great way to use up off cuts from other projects that are not using thick stock.

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Beginning Blacksmith with Chip Sowalski

one 2 day weekend

$385.00

The trade of blacksmithing is one of the most misrepresented and least understood of the ancient crafts. This introduction to basic blacksmithing will expose you to the fundamental skills needed to successfully transform plain iron into objects that are both useful and attractive.

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Learn to Turn Natural-Edge (Bark-Rim) Bowls with Rick Angus

One Weekend

$385.00

Learn to Turn Natural-Edge (Bark-Rim) Bowls with Rick Angus

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Step into Woodworking: A Simple Stylish Bench

3 days

$495.00

The focus of this class is on safety and on using tools that don’t cost a fortune and are readily available just about anywhere.

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Basic Woodturning Weekend with Rick Angus

one weekend

$385.00

This is a great beginning woodturning class- in a weekend format

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A Deep Dive into Handtool Joinery with Frank Strazza

five consecutive days

$965.00

This class is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals and the fine points of traditional joinery done entirely by hand. Everything from the basics of sharpening to the basics of furniture joints.

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May 2024

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Cabinet Wood Identification with Randy Wilkinson- Its not as simple as it seems!

one weekend

$385.00

Did you ever look at a piece of wood and wonder what wood it is? And why it looks the way it does? Were you ever confused about which wood it is: mahogany or walnut, cherry or poplar, especially if you are looking at an antique that has an aged finish on it?

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1weekend

$385.00

Lets take a deeper dive into Japanese hand planes!

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Build a Demilune Card Table with Chuck Bender

2 weeks-one 5 day & one 6 day

$1,725.00

In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the card table was the center of activity in many homes. It was a place to gather with friends and family, have a few drinks, and entertain yourself for a few hours, or more. As the popularity of card games grew, the need for stylish card tables became more prevalent.

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One Day Woodturning with Rick Angus

single day class

$165.00

This one day class will get you hooked on turning– Guaranteed!

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