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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



Instructor: Matt Cianci Matt Cianci CVSW saw sharpening class

Matt is a professional hand saw sharpener, hand tool woodworker and saw enthusiast who has been using and sharpening hand saws since 2002. As the SawWright, Matt offers everything from saw sharpening to complete restoration and repair of saws old and new. He teaches saw filing, restoration and saw building at several woodworking schools around New England, including CVSW, and is also currently working on a new line of custom made handsaws. chronicles Matt's work as The SawWright and serves as the only site on the web dedicated to all things hand saws. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Examples of Work:
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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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