October 2024

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October 31

The Basics of Using Handplanes with Bob Van Dyke

Two day class

$385.00

Handplanes can be one of the most useful and rewarding tools in the workshop – or they can be one of the most frustrating! Learn how to effectively use handplanes in your work with Ct. Valley School of Woodworking director, Bob Van Dyke

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November 2024

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November 2

Learn about Gold Leaf Gilding with Tad Fallon

one weekend

$385.00

Designed for furniture makers, restorers, collectors, homeowners, and dealers alike, this exciting two day hands on class will focus on the restoration and conservation of gilded surfaces including frames, furniture, and architectural elements.

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November 2

Using Wooden Molding Planes with Planemaker Matt Bickford

one) two day weekend

$445.00

Stop making compromises with your router. Stop getting “close enough”. Learn how to use some of the most abundant molding planes of the past to get the exact profile you are after.

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November 9

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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November 9

Make a Cracked Ice Parquet Tabletop with Tim Coleman

one) 2 day weekend

$425.00

This new weekend class with well known Furniture maker Tim Coleman encourages students to jump into the exciting world of making dynamic patterns using shop-sawn veneers.

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November 11

Yes Folks- There Really are more than 10 ways to cut Dovetails! with Bob Van Dyke

two day class

$385.00

In woodworking- like a lot of things- there is no one “right” way- there are bunches of different ways to accomplish the same thing and that is what this class is all about. I will not be telling you what I think is the "best" way- that is for you to decide- and you will have the opportunity to learn a number of different methods.

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November 15

Build an Elegant Wine Glass Cabinet with Mike Pekovich

2) three-day weekends

$965.00

This project packs a big punch when it comes to lessons in case, door, and drawer construction.

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November 16

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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November 23

Carve a Ball & Claw Foot with Chuck Bender

1 two day weekend

$385.00

Carving a ball & claw foot is easier than you might think and with the right instruction anyone can do it!

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November 30

Turning Lidded Containers with Rick Angus

one weekend

$385.00

Learn to turn these popular lidded containers and let your imagination take over.

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December 2024

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December 7

Learn To Turn Solid Wood Globlets with Rick Angus

one weekend

$385.00

Solid wood goblets are an elegant project and a great way to advance your skills.

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December 7

Machine Joinery with Steve Latta: A Unique Approach to Efficiency in Furniture Joinery

1) two day weekend

$385.00

An important part of the weekend will include examining joinery strategies that will add accuracy, speed and efficiency to your work. It will be a full weekend with lots of valuable information to digest and use in your own shop.

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December 14

Basic Woodturning Weekend with Rick Angus

one) 2 day weekend

$385.00

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

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December 21

Build this Fancy Kumiko Tea Box with Mike Pekovich

one 2-day weekend

$385.00

Learn the basics of a mitered box and try your hand at kumiko while building a really nice little tea box that, not coincidentally, would make a great holiday gift.

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January 2025

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January 6

Fundamentals of Furniture-Making with Bob Van Dyke

6 consecutive days

$965.00

This popular six-day intensive hands-on class is an opportunity to concentrate on the basics of woodworking and furniture making. This is not an appropriate class for absolute beginners. Some experience is suggested.

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