Carve a Wooden Spoon
Jul
13
to Jul 14

Carve a Wooden Spoon

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Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th

10 AM - 2 PM

Instructors: Cale Stoker of Cave & Canopy

Location: Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute (Building #41)

$150 Tuition

Ages 14 & Up

Join Cale Stoker of Cave & Canopy for a 2 session class on wooden spoon carving. Students will use only a few tools and a piece of firewood or wind fallen branch and leave with something you can use every day. Tools will be provided by the instructor. Students are also welcome to bring their own tools. Students will use a hatchet, fixed blade knife and a hook knife. Extra tools and materials can be purchased at the time of the class for very little cost. This is the perfect intro class for sculptural woodworking.

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Wood Shop Director Luke Barnett at luke@sambeaufordwoodshop.com or (517) 902-8383.

Minimum Students 6, Maximum 12


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Chainsaw Safety Class
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Chainsaw Safety Class

Saturday April 13th and Sunday April 14th

9 AM - 5 PM

Instructor: Dustin Brighton

$125

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Chainsaw safety and Cutting techniques:

Day 1 will cover statistics of fatalities and injuries, PPE, Chainsaw handling and proper starting, The six step felling process, Limbing and Bucking, and Saw Maintenance 

Day 2 will cover Hands on saw maintenance, Practice notching as a group, Fall a tree as a class using 6 step felling process, Limb and Buck a tree, and Allow time for students to perform tree felling in small groups

Dustin Brighton, 20 years of professional tree work, Firefighter/ EMT 20 years, Rope Technician , Certified Arborist, Tree Rigging Tech, Instructor for Arboriculture Canada, State of Michigan fire instructor, CPR First Aid instructor, Tree Risk assessment certified arborist, Heavy equipment operator

Minimum 10 Students, Maximum 20


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Sharpening Edge Tools
Jan
16
5:30 PM17:30

Sharpening Edge Tools

Wednesday, Jan 16th

5:30 pm- 9:30 PM 

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$65 Tuition  (Free to SBWI Members)

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Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Have you ever wanted to unlock the secrets of a razor sharp edge? Join Windsor Chairmaker Luke Barnett for a one day workshop on sharpening hand planes and chisels. The key to using hand tools correctly is a sharp edge - learn how the masters make it look so easy. Learn several techniques to make your hand plane and chisel edge “shaving sharp”. Students are encouraged to bring along their own hand planes and chisels to tune up during class.

No experience required. High quality sharpening tools will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383 or luke@sambeaufordwoodshop.com


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Wood Carving: Carve a Flower
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Wood Carving: Carve a Flower

Wednesday, November 14th

5:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

Instructors: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$100 Tuition + $25 Materials

Ages 16 & Up

Learn the basics of classical wood carving and create beautiful carved flowers in this one night workshop with Windsor Chairmaker Luke Barnett. Students will learn methods of setting out the work and the carving process. Learn how various elements can be combined to make beautiful, eye-pleasing architectural wood carvings. All wood and razor sharp tools will be provided during class. 

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383 or luke@sambeaufordwoodshop.com

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 10 Students


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Unplugged Woodworking: Make a Shaker Candle Box
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Unplugged Woodworking: Make a Shaker Candle Box

Chad Stanton - Popular Woodworking I Can Do That, Woodworking Classes

Back to Basics- Shaker Candle Box

Saturday, Jan 13th

10 AM - 5 PM

Instructor: Chad Stanton

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshp (Building #41) 

$70 Tuition + $35 Materials

Ages 16 & Up

The first, in a three part series, of learning techniques in traditional woodworking with just hand tools. This project is a classic Shaker Candle box. Some techniques performed in this project are: how to properly cut with a hand saw, how to use different hand planes, using a brace and bit, how to make a groove and rabbet joint, and how to make a raised panel. The methods learned in this class are a good foundation for the next project that will repeat and add additional techniques to increase woodworking skill level. All materials and tools are provided for in this class.

For more information about this class, contact Chad at (41) 574-3312 or stantonfinefurniture@gmail.com

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 10


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Skilled Trades Day Camp
Dec
16
9:30 AM09:30

Skilled Trades Day Camp

** We apologize but this class is already full. Please stay tuned for future classes! **

Saturday, December 16th

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

FREE and open to all

The Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee in partnership with the Sam Beauford Woodworking Career Institute and the Adrian Noon Rotary will be hosting a free hands on skilled trade day camp. Your child is invited to participate in this free STEM learning event held in Adrian, Michigan. The students will be completing a variety of hands-on activities, including CNC machining, welding, woodworking, CAD/CAM design, painting and finishing. Upon completion of this 1 day camp, the students will have built and assembled 5 “park style” benches that will be then donated to the students various schools. The benches will have welded steel bases, wood seats, and a CNC carved wood backrest. Lunch and transportation will be provided free of charge to the students. 


The purpose of this camp is to give the students an opportunity to complete the design and creation of a high quality item. The students will be reminded of their accomplishment for several years as the benches will be places in their respective schools. During the process the participants will be exposed to the several career path options that may be a good fit for him/her.


Skilled trades can be a very sustainable and rewarding career path. Demand is very high for skilled worker with a vocational certificate, and the demand is expected to grow over the next 20 years. According to Forbes, skilled trade workers are a disproportionately older population, and will only continue to get older, creating increased opportunities for young workers to fill their shoes. Your student may be a great fit for a trade school post-secondary education.

Special THANK YOU to the following sponsors! 

E&B SALVAGE

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How to Make a Stool & Table
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

How to Make a Stool & Table

**We apologize but this class is already filled. Please stay tuned for future classes!**

Sunday, December 10th

10 AM - 3 PM

Instructor: Chad Stanton

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

$50 Tuition + $25 Materials

Ages 16 & Up

This project is made from just four boards yet teaches all the basics in stool and table construction. The stool's strength comes from through tenons. These tenons are the cornerstone of woodworking. Tenons are a tried and true traditional method of joinery that you will learn to replicate. You will also learn to use basic hand tools such as a brace and bit, hand plane, bow saw, chisels and more. All materials and tools are provided.

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Chad at (419) 574-3312 or stantonfinefurniture@gmail.com

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 10


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Unplugged Woodworking 2: Handmade Cabinet
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Unplugged Woodworking 2: Handmade Cabinet

Chad Stanton Woodworking Classes - Popular Woodworking, I Can Do That

**We apologize but this class is already full. Please scroll down to view our next Unplugged Woodworking classes in December and 2018.**

Back to Basics - Hand Made Cabinet

Saturday, November 11th & Sunday, November 12th

10 AM - 5 PM

Instructor: Chad Stanton

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$100 Tuition +  $65 Materials

Ages 16 & Up

The second, in a three part series, of learning techniques in traditional woodworking with just hand tools. This project is a basic construction of a cabinet. Some techniques performed in this project are: how to form a dado, how to use different handplanes, using a brace and bit, how to make a half lap joint, how to make a basic drawer as well as repeating previous steps learned in the Shaker Box project.

This project refreshes the memory and techniques from the first project and continues to add to your knowledge of woodworking with new joints and construction methods.

All materials and tools are provided for in this class.

If you have any questions about this class, contact Chad at (419) 574-3312 or stantonfinefurniture@gmail.com

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 10


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