A few weeks ago (Sept. 20-21) I attended the annual Open House event at Bob Van Dyke’s Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, CT. This year’s open house was combined with the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Event for two full days of woodworking demonstrations.
The centerpiece of the open house is a gallery of student work. This year CVSW was involved in a project with the Windsor Historical Society to build accurate period furniture reproductions for the 1758 Strong-Howard House. During the event, three tables were selected to furnish the interactive rooms at the house museum.
CVSW instructors were on hand in the main workshop to showcase projects and techniques from the school class schedule. Local tool makers and craftsmen were demonstrating their wares. On Saturday there was an outdoor flea market for antique hand tools.