Do you live in the Eastern States? Are you a woodworker looking for something new and exciting to do for the weekend? Well visit the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking and their 11th Annual Open House.

This one is shaping up to be the best ever. All the info is below. As always – there will be student displays exhibiting some of their most excellent work. The student work gallery has gotten better and better each year – and this year promises to be their best.

If you are interested in Woodworking, Furniture making, Woodturning, Blacksmithing, old tools, Guitar making or just having a good time then you need to come.

Check out the superb work of CVSW students and talk to demonstrators and school instructors.

If old tools are your thing then you are in luck. There will be at least six antique tool dealers there for the day.

The whole idea of the event is to get a bunch of people who are interested in woodworking together and have a good time!

A partial list of demonstrators/ exhibitors is below:

  • Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking student work gallery
  • Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
  • Central Ct Woodturners
  • Mystic Woodcarvers
  • Fine Woodworking Magazine
  • US Guitars
  • Matt Bickford 18th Century Molding Planes
  • Walt Scadden Blacksmithing and Carbon Fiber work
  • Tico Vogt – Chute boards
  • Jeff Noden – Adjusta bench
  • Greg Massicotte – Behlen finishing products
  • Bill Rittner – custom handplane knobs & totes
  • Joe Zeh- Sketch Up instructor
  • Ct Historical society
  • CVSW Instructors
                Bob Van Dyke, Will Neptune, Mickey Callahan, Walt Scadden


The open house is Saturday, September 10, 9am – 3pm- Rain or Shine! For directions see

If you haven’t noticed yours truly will be there demonstrating Google’s free SketchUp 3D drawing application, which has become a must tool for woodworkers who design their own furniture. Stop by and say hello. We can talk SketchUp, shop or anything woodworking related. Hope to see you there.

If you are interested in CVSW classes the entire fall schedule is posted and can be seen at
There are some great classes coming up.

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