Cutting Board Class
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Cutting Board Class

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Saturday, Nov 3rd & Sunday, Nov 4th

8 AM - 1 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$125 Tuition

Ages 12 & Up

Just in time for the holidays!!!! Show off to your friends and family this season with your customized laminated cutting board. Students will design and make a 1 large cutting board or two medium cutting boards. We will have several varieties of hardwoods to choose from. 

Participants will learn proper technique on the table saw, router and thickness planer. We will learn proper glue technique so your cutting board will last for decades. 

Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12 


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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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Forge A Handmade Knife
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Forge A Handmade Knife

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

Saturday, Nov 17th & Sunday Nov 18th 

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: "Sensei" Patrick & Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

**Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Leatherworking: Make a Knife Sheath
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Leatherworking: Make a Knife Sheath

Leather Knife Sheath Class

Sunday, November 25

10 AM - 4 PM 

Instructor: "Sensei" Pat 

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$45 Tuition + $10 Materials

Ages 16 & Up

Learn the art of leather-working and make your own custom leather knife sheath. Students will have the opportunity to make as many sheaths as they can in the allotted time. This class was created for our previous knife-making students, but can be taken by anyone interested in the fine art of leather-working. BRING YOUR KNIVES TO CLASS!

If you have any questions about this class, please contact SBWI Director Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383 or luke@sambeaufordwoodshop.com or Patrick at knifecraft17@gmail.com

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12


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Wood Shop Safety Certification Course
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Shop Safety Certification Course

Woodshop Safety Certification Course

Sunday, Dec 2nd

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Andrew Greenwell

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$125 Tuition

Ages 12 & Up

Our certification course is an excellent way to ensure that craftsmen and craftswomen are using tools to the latest safety standards set by industry professionals. Education and prevention are an excellent investment.

Using woodworking machines without proper training can be dangerous if used improperly. We offer safety training classes to ensure everyone can enjoy their time in the shop. We teach the WCA skill standards curriculum - the only nationally recognized set of woodworking standards.

Participants will learn proper technique on the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, miter saw, radial arm saw, router table, nail guns, drill press and more. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate by mail and take home a tool box made during class. 

Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12 


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Intro to CNC Systems, Design & Programming: Make a Sign
Dec
8
to Dec 15

Intro to CNC Systems, Design & Programming: Make a Sign

CNC - CAD/CAM Design Classes

Two Saturdays, Dec 8th &  15th 

10 AM - 3 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop

$150 Tuition + $80 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Students will learn all about CNC systems. In the first session participant will learn how to use design software. We will design a 12" x 20"  sign with whatever logos or phrasing they decide. After designing, students will learn how to create tool paths for the machine and how to export the new design to the CNC.

In the 2nd session we will learn how to mount sign medium on the CNC table with various clamping methods. After their custom signs are carved, students will learn how to finish their freshly machined project. This includes incorporating hand tool carving into their design.

A general knowledge of how to operate a computer is required. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6


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CNC Systems: 3-D Modeling
Dec
9
to Dec 16

CNC Systems: 3-D Modeling

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Two Sundays, Dec 9th & 16th 

10 AM - 3 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop

$150 Tuition + $80 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Unlock your imagination. Learn 3D component modeling coupled with 2D design and editing tools. Work with existing 2D data or imported 3D models as well as creating your own 2D and 3D parts from scratch.

Students will learn to change the shape and characteristics of individual parts of the job and build up complex designs using simple sets of 3D shapes.

Completion or current enrollment in the Intro to CNC Systems class is required. A general knowledge of how to operate a computer is required. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6


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Forge A Handmade Knife
Jan
5
to Jan 6

Forge A Handmade Knife

Saturday, Jan 5th & Sunday, Jan 6th  

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: "Sensei" Patrick & Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

**Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Make an Acoustic Guitar
Jan
12
to Jan 20

Make an Acoustic Guitar

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Two Weekends, January 12th, 13th & 19th, 20th

8 AM - 5 PM

Instructor(s): Gary Zimnicki

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop

$450 Tuition + $450 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Explore the world of instrument making with professional luthier Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars.

Students will make a OOO body style acoustic guitar. Solid Indian Rosewood back & sides, Spruce top, Dovetail neck, 24.9" scale, White endpiece & heelcap, 28 Style top & back inlay.

STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED BY DECEMBER 22ND. IF PURCHASING AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT WE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO PRESENT ON CHRISTMAS.

Gary Zimnicki is a world renown luthier (stringed instrument maker) from Allen Park, MI. Gary has been building guitars, mandolins and ukuleles since 1979. In 2011 he began crafting instruments from wood removed from houses in Detroit. These exceptional instruments pay tribute to the history of Detroit and the craftsmen who built the homes. For more information about Zimnicki Guitars, visit www.Zimnicki.com.

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

Maximum 8 Students



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Make a Modern Windsor Rocking Chair with Luke Barnett
Jan
21
to Jan 27

Make a Modern Windsor Rocking Chair with Luke Barnett

6 Days: Monday, Jan 21st - Saturday, Jan 26th 

8 AM- 6 PM 

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$1000 Tuition + $200 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Build a Modern Windsor Rocking Chair with Chairmaker Luke A. Barnett. Students will join us for a 1 week class. We will start with logs on Monday morning and finish with a rocking chair on Saturday. Students will learn how to obtain and choose the ideal logs for a chair. Student will learn how to rive the logs to get perfect straight grained lumber. We will steam bend the spindles, back posts, and crest. We will learn how to build a kiln and control the moisture content in the wood to get the best out of it. We will sculpt the arms and carve the seat. This is a hand tool intensive class. There will likely be additional hours needed during this class, expect to work late some days. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6


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Wood Bending: Shaker Oval Box Set
Feb
6
to Feb 13

Wood Bending: Shaker Oval Box Set

Shaker Oval Box Class

2 Sessions - Wednesdays, Feb 6th and 13th

Class Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructor: Luke A. Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$60 Tuition + $40 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Learn how to bend wood to practically any shape with heat and moisture. This is a 2 session class where students will learn the principles of manipulating wood into almost any shape. Students will learn various techniques of bending, so they may find a solution that works best for them. Students will finish up the class by completing a Shaker bent box set they will take home.

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

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

Minimum Students 4, Maximum 12


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Farm House Table
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Farm House Table

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One Weekend, March 2nd & 3rd

8 AM- 5 PM

Instructor(s): Dena Koehn & Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop

$200 Tuition + $250 Materials (Base Price)

Ages 14 & Up

Ready for a new dining room table?

Students will make full size dining room tables. Each table will be made to fit your home. Size will be determined by the size of your room (within reason, no 18 foot tables here). You will pick the leg style that fits you. We have several leg design options that are included in the price or some that can be purchased for an up-charge. You can also upgrade to a cherry top for an extra charge (+$175). We would prefer that you bring a friend to help you with the build, but Luke will help you with the heavy lifting if you prefer to work by yourself. You may bring 1 extra person for no additional charge. 

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 6

Registration Instructions: Fill out our registration form (button below) with your contact info, table top selection, and choose which leg style by matching with the corresponding number. After registration you will be directed to the payment screen. Choose your options from the drop down menu. If you have problems feel free to call Luke at (517) 902-8383.


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Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Coffee Table or Bench
Apr
6
to Apr 7

Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Coffee Table or Bench

Live Edge Furniture - Bench Class

Saturday, April 6th & Sunday, April 7th 

10 AM- 5 PM 

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$130 Tuition + $120 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Combine two disciplines into one great project. Make a live edge slab bench for your home or garden. This bench will have a native hardwood top, and a welded base bottom. The first day we will learn some basic woodworking and finishing techniques to make our top perfect. The second day, we will learn the basics of welding to create a steel base for your bench. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6 

Optional: SBW staff can add a CNC carved design to your bench for an additional cost of $100 (see example below). Note: If you have attended the Intro to CNC class and would like to carve the seat yourself with our CNC, there is no additional cost but you will be responsible for creating the design yourself before class.

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Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Coffee Table or Bench
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Coffee Table or Bench

Live Edge Furniture - Bench Class

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

Saturday, October 6th & Sunday, October 7th 

10 AM- 5 PM 

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$130 Tuition + $120 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Combine two disciplines into one great project. Make a live edge slab bench for your home or garden. This bench will have a native hardwood top, and a welded base bottom. The first day we will learn some basic woodworking and finishing techniques to make our top perfect. The second day, we will learn the basics of welding to create a steel base for your bench. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6 

Optional: SBW staff can add a CNC carved design to your bench for an additional cost of $100 (see example below). Note: If you have attended the Intro to CNC class and would like to carve the seat yourself with our CNC, there is no additional cost but you will be responsible for creating the design yourself before class.

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Build a Concert Ukulele
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Build a Concert Ukulele

One Weekend, September 22nd & 23rd

8 AM - 5 PM

Instructor(s): Gary Zimnicki

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop

$200 Tuition + $125 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Explore the world of instrument making with professinal luthier Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars.

Students will make a concert size uke with a solid mahogany top. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Ukulele's are one of the most popular instruments on the market right now, They are very easy to learn how to play, and due to the small size, they travel well. Building a uke is a great starting point if you are a new builder looking for that first project.  The students ukes will be tuned and ready to play upon completion of the class, and Luke may even teach you a few chords. 

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12


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Farm House Table
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Farm House Table

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**We apologize but this class is already full. Please check out our next class in March, 2019**

One Weekend, September 15th & 16th

8 AM - 5 PM

Instructor(s): Dena Koehn & Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop

$200 Tuition + $250 Materials (Base Price)

Ages 14 & Up

Ready for a new dining room table?

Students will make full size dining room tables. Each table will be made to fit your home. Size will be determined by the size of your room (within reason, no 18 foot tables here). You will pick the leg style that fits you. We have several leg design options that are included in the price or some that can be purchased for an up-charge. You can also upgrade to a cherry top for an extra charge (+$175). We would prefer that you bring a friend to help you with the build, but Luke will help you with the heavy lifting if you prefer to work by yourself. You may bring 1 extra person for no additional charge. 

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 6

Registration Instructions: Fill out our registration form (button below) with your contact info, table top selection, and choose which leg style by matching with the corresponding number. After registration you will be directed to the payment screen. Choose your options from the drop down menu. If you have problems feel free to call Luke at (517) 902-8383.


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Wood Shop Safety Certification Course
Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Shop Safety Certification Course

Woodshop Safety Certification Course

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

Saturday, September 8th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$125 Tuition

Ages 12 & Up

Our certification course is an excellent way to ensure that craftsmen and craftswomen are using tools to the latest safety standards set by industry professionals. Education and prevention are an excellent investment.

Using woodworking machines without proper training can be dangerous if used improperly. We offer safety training classes to ensure everyone can enjoy their time in the shop. We teach the WCA skill standards curriculum - the only nationally recognized set of woodworking standards.

Participants will learn proper technique on the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, miter saw, radial arm saw, router table, nail guns, drill press and more. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate by mail and take home a tool box made during class. 

Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12 


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Forge A Handmade Knife
Sep
1
to Sep 2

Forge A Handmade Knife

Saturday, Sept 1st & Sunday, Sept 2nd

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: "Sensei" Patrick & Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

**Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Forge A Handmade Knife
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Forge A Handmade Knife

Saturday, July 28th & Sunday July 29th 

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: "Sensei" Patrick & Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

**Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Wood Turning: Ash or Curly Maple Baseball Bat
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Turning: Ash or Curly Maple Baseball Bat

Curly Maple Baseball Bat Wood Turning Class

Saturday, July 7th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$70 Tuition + $50 Materials

Ages 10 and up

Play baseball in absolute style this season. Be the envy of the team with a new ash or tiger maple baseball bat. Learn the basics of wood turning in this super fun class. Students will learn how to use a wood lathe and proper safety procedure. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 10

Baseball Bat Wood Turning Class
Curly Maple Baseball Bat Class

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Forge A Handmade Knife
Jun
16
to Jun 17

Forge A Handmade Knife

Saturday, June 16th & Sunday, June 17th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: "Sensei" Patrick & Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

**Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Bench
Jun
9
to Jun 10

Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Bench

Live Edge Furniture - Bench Class

Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th 

10 AM- 5 PM 

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$130 Tuition + $120 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Combine two disciplines into one great project. Make a live edge slab bench for your home or garden. This bench will have a native hardwood top, and a welded base bottom. The first day we will learn some basic woodworking and finishing techniques to make our top perfect. The second day we will learn the basics of welding to create a steel base for your bench. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6 

Optional: SBW staff can add a CNC carved design to your bench for an additional cost of $100 (see example below). Note: If you have attended the Intro to CNC class and would like to carve the seat yourself with our CNC, there is no additional cost but you will be responsible for creating the design yourself before class.

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Wood Turning: Ash or Curly Maple Baseball Bat
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Turning: Ash or Curly Maple Baseball Bat

Curly Maple Baseball Bat Wood Turning Class

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

Sunday, June 3rd

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$70 Tuition + $50 Materials

Ages 10 and up

Play baseball in absolute style this season. Be the envy of the team with a new ash or tiger maple baseball bat. Learn the basics of wood turning in this super fun class. Students will learn how to use a wood lathe and proper safety procedure. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 10

Baseball Bat Wood Turning Class
Curly Maple Baseball Bat Class

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Build a Concert Ukulele
May
19
to May 20

Build a Concert Ukulele

One Weekend, May 19th & 20th

8 AM - 5 PM

Instructor(s): Gary Zimnicki

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop

$200 Tuition + $125 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Explore the world of instrument making with professinal luthier Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars.

Students will make a concert size uke with a solid mahogany top. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Ukulele's are one of the most popular instruments on the market right now, They are very easy to learn how to play, and due to the small size, they travel well. Building a uke is a great starting point if you are a new builder looking for that first project.  The students ukes will be tuned and ready to play upon completion of the class, and Luke may even teach you a few chords. 

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12


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Sharpening Edge Tools
Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Sharpening Edge Tools

sharpening hand tools - chissles and hand planes

Sunday, April 22nd

10 AM- 4 PM 

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$75 Tuition 

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 barnettchairs@outlook.com

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6


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Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Bench
Apr
14
to Apr 15

Wood and Metal: Make a Live Edge Bench

Live Edge Furniture - Bench Class

**We apologize but this class is already filled. Please see our next Live Edge Bench class in June!**

Saturday, April 14th & Sunday, April 15th 

10 AM- 5 PM 

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$130 Tuition + $120 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Combine two disciplines into one great project. Make a live edge slab bench for your home or garden. This bench will have a native hardwood top, and a welded base bottom. The first day we will learn some basic woodworking and finishing techniques to make our top perfect. The second day, we will learn the basics of welding to create a steel base for your bench. 

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 6 

Optional: SBW staff can add a CNC carved design to your bench for an additional cost of $100 (see example below). Note: If you have attended the Intro to CNC class and would like to carve the seat yourself with our CNC, there is no additional cost but you will be responsible for creating the design yourself before class.

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live edge garden bench

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Forge A Handmade Knife
Mar
17
to Mar 18

Forge A Handmade Knife

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

Saturday, March 17th &  Sunday, March 18th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

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

Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383


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Wood Shop Safety Certification Course
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Shop Safety Certification Course

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

Woodshop Safety Certification Course

Saturday, March 10th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$125 Tuition

Ages 12 & Up

Our certification course is an excellent way to ensure that craftsmen and craftswomen are using tools to the latest safety standards set by industry professionals. Education and prevention are an excellent investment.

Using woodworking machines without proper training can be dangerous if used improperly. We offer safety training classes to ensure everyone can enjoy their time in the shop. We teach the WCA skill standards curriculum - the only nationally recognized set of woodworking standards.

Participants will learn proper technique on the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, miter saw, radial arm saw, router table, nail guns, drill press and more. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate by mail and take home a tool box made during class. 

Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12 

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


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Forge A Handmade Knife
Feb
24
to Feb 25

Forge A Handmade Knife

Saturday, February 24th & Sunday, February 25th  

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

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

**Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Pallet Wood Wine Rack
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Pallet Wood Wine Rack

Pinterest Project - Pallet Wood Wine Rack Class

One Evening Of Fun - Thursday Feb 22nd

6 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructors: Luke Barnett & Dena Koehn (the Dynamic Duo)

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Bldg #41)

$30.00 Tuition + $10.00 Materials

Ages 21 & Up ;-)

Here's your chance to complete a successful Pinterest Project and have fun doing it! Come out for a fun night of laughter and art. Students will make a wine rack that will hold 6-8 bottles of wine and 6-8 wine glasses that will hang below. You can paint, dye or stain your project in one of the many supplied stains, dyes, and paints. Students are also welcome to bring their own paint. Bring your own adult beverage and cell phone for live social media updates using #PinterestParty. 

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-83 or barnettchairs@outlook.com

Minimum 5 Students, Maximum 15

**Are you interested in a private group Pallet Wood Wine Rack class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Forge A Handmade Knife
Feb
17
to Feb 18

Forge A Handmade Knife

 

Saturday, February 17th & 18th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

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

**Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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Wood Shop Safety Certification Course
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Shop Safety Certification Course

Woodshop Safety Certification Course

Saturday, February 3rd

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Andrew Brown

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$125 Tuition

Ages 12 & Up

Our certification course is an excellent way to ensure that craftsmen and craftswomen are using tools to the latest safety standards set by industry professionals. Education and prevention are an excellent investment.

Using woodworking machines without proper training can be dangerous if used improperly. We offer safety training classes to ensure everyone can enjoy their time in the shop. We teach the WCA skill standards curriculum - the only nationally recognized set of woodworking standards.

Participants will learn proper technique on the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, miter saw, radial arm saw, router table, nail guns, drill press and more. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate by mail and take home a tool box made during class. 

Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

If you have any questions about this class, please contact instructor Andrew Brown at (419) 467-0389 or greatlakeww@gmail.com

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12 


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Architectural Wood Carving
Jan
21
to Feb 11

Architectural Wood Carving

Sundays, January 21st - February 11th

4 Sessions

11 AM - 4PM

Instructors: Chad Stanton & Luke Barnett

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$200 Tuition + $100 Materials

Ages 16 & Up

Learn the elements and principles of classical design, then use them to carve a wide range of moldings, volutes, rosettes, and capitals. 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.

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

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 10 Students

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


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Intro to CNC Systems, Design & Programming: Make a Sign
Jan
20
to Jan 27

Intro to CNC Systems, Design & Programming: Make a Sign

Two Saturdays, January 20th & 27th

10 AM - 3 PM

Instructor(s): Andrew Brown & Luke Barnett

Location: LISD Vo-Tech Center & Sam Beauford Woodshop

$150 Tuition + $80 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Students will learn all about CNC systems. In the first session participant will learn how to use design software at the LISD Tech Center. We will design a 12" x 20"  sign with whatever logos or phrasing they decide. After designing, students will learn how to create tool paths for the machine and how to export the new design to the CNC.

In the 2nd session we will learn how to mount sign medium on the CNC table with various clamping methods. After their custom signs are carved, students will learn how to finish their freshly machined project. This includes incorporating hand tool carving into their design.

A general knowledge of how to operate a computer is required. 

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Luke at (517) 902-8383 or barnettchairs.com, or Andrew at (419) 467-0389 or greatlakeww@gmail.com.

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12

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


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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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Forge A Handmade Knife
Jan
6
to Jan 7

Forge A Handmade Knife

Saturday, January 6th &  Sunday, January 7th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8

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

Are you interested in a private group Forge A Handmade Knife class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383


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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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Pallet Wood Wine Rack
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Pallet Wood Wine Rack

Pinterest Project - Pallet Wood Wine Rack Class

**We apologize but this class is now full. Stay tuned for future Pinterest project classes! **

One Evening Of Fun - Thursday Dec 14th

6 PM - 9:30 PM

Instructors: Luke Barnett & Dena Koehn (the Dynamic Duo)

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Bldg #41)

$30.00 Tuition + $10.00 Materials

Ages 21 & Up ;-)

Here's your chance to complete a successful Pinterest Project and have fun doing it! Come out for a fun night of laughter and art. Students will make a wine rack that will hold 6-8 bottles of wine and 6-8 wine glasses that will hang below. You can paint, dye or stain your project in one of the many supplied stains, dyes, and paints. Students are also welcome to bring their own paint. Bring your own adult beverage and cell phone for live social media updates using #PinterestParty. 

If you have any questions about this class, please contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-83 or barnettchairs@outlook.com

Minimum 5 Students, Maximum 15

**Are you interested in a private group Pallet Wood Wine Rack class? Contact Luke Barnett at (517) 902-8383**


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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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Forge A Handmade Knife
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Forge A Handmade Knife

**We apologize but this class is already full. Please scroll down to register for our next Forge A Handmade Knife class in January, 2018 **

Saturday, November 18th &  Sunday, November 19th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke Barnett

$100 Tuition + $50 Materials

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

Ages 16 & Up

Just in time to carve that turkey!!!!

Join us at the Sam Beauford Woodshop and make your very own fixed blade knife. In the first session students will cut, shape, and file their knife blank into their ideal shape. We will heat treat our blade in gas forge. In the second session students will handle their blade with some of our beautiful pieces of timber.

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

Minimum 4 Students, Maximum 8


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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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Wood Shop Safety Certification Course
Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Shop Safety Certification Course

Woodshop Safety Certification Course

Saturday, October 28th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Andrew Brown

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41) 

$125 Tuition

Ages 12 & Up

Our certification course is an excellent way to ensure that craftsmen and craftswomen are using tools to the latest safety standards set by industry professionals. Education and prevention are an excellent investment.

Using woodworking machines without proper training can be dangerous if used improperly. We offer safety training classes to ensure everyone can enjoy their time in the shop. We teach the WCA skill standards curriculum - the only nationally recognized set of woodworking standards.

Participants will learn proper technique on the table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, miter saw, radial arm saw, router table, nail guns, drill press and more. Upon completion, participants will receive a certificate by mail and take home a tool box made during class. 

Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided.

If you have any questions about this class, please contact instructor Andrew Brown at (419) 467-0389 or greatlakeww@gmail.com

Minimum 6 Students, Maximum 12 


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Wood Carving - Swedish Style Spoons
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Wood Carving - Swedish Style Spoons

Sunday, July 9th

10 AM - 4 PM

Instructor: Luke A. Barnett & Dena Koehn 

Location: Sam Beauford Woodshop (Building #41)

$65 Tuition + $15 Materials

Ages 14 & Up

Join Windsor Chair Maker Luke Barnett for a 1 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 Luke Barnett at barnettchairs@outlook.com or (517) 902-8383.

Minimum Students 4, Maximum 12


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