Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute

Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute

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So much from repping SBWI.
Luke Barnett, this looks much easier than those plans you have posted up in the classroom.
Today is straighten my studio day. Of course, my smallest helper, Little Ewok, decided to draw rather than help. She's a rescue cat, 12 years old and a sweet cat.
Please enter me into the giveaway. Piece of box elder burl, now filled with acrylic. Help me out, what do I make with it?
Please enter me into the giveaway. This is a piece of box elder burl, now filled with acrylic, and turned to round. Help me out - What do I make out of this?
Anyone who is interested in learning about woodworking -- ladies or gentlemen -- taking the Woodshop Certification Course is a great way to start your journey into this wonderful hobby! Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute is a great place to do that at --
Had a wonderful weekend! Loved all the new people I met. Nice seeing the old friends too. Music was awesome!
Good Luck on the raffle everyone..
Last one
More uke build finished.
More of the uke build.
Hi Luke and Dena and Gary Zimnicki! I really enjoyed the ukulele build in September and finally finished mine and wanted to post an update and some pics. I knew I wanted to do a shellac finish but did not have a lot of experience with shellac. Long story short I ended up sanding down and starting over about 4 times before I got the hang of it. I ended up doing a full on french polish with pore filling with pumice on the back and the sides. I did not pore fill the soundboard, just applied the shellac like a french polish on the soundboard. I used Tru Oil on the neck and fret board, as well as on the headstock and bridge. Prior to doing the finish I did carve a little on the head stock. All in all with the do overs, I probably have 35 hours into the finish, but I learned how to do a french polish, and some things not to do. The uke sounds incredible and looks good except where I sanded through the veneer on the upper bout. I ordered another uke kit, this time a tenor size and will finish the body before gluing on the neck and bridge, so it should take less time to finish, and will be easier to apply the finish. All in all this was a great class and I am very glad I did it. I can't wait for the guitar build in January. Now I just need to learn how to play a ukulele (already started, you tube is great!), here are some pics of the finished uke. Thanks again for doing what you all do!!

We pride ourselves in sharing our knowledge and passion for craft with you. The Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute is creating a future that is worthy of Michigan's inspired past.

We work to educate students of all ages in the art of woodworking.

The SBW is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting personal development through woodworking. We are located in Adrian, Michigan. We provide woodworking classes for all ages as well as job training, workforce development and rehabilitation services for Lenawee County residents. The SBW is an accredited education center recognized by the Woodworking Career Alliance of North America, the woodshop provides certification for over 250 different machine operations. We are a certified evaluation center that awards certificates, credentials, and transcripts that are recognized by thousands of woodworking manufacturers as proof of skill level and job experience. In partnership with the WCA, the current credentials program is recognized by the State of Michigan for its respective state-sponsored career and technical education programs. Aside from workforce training, our certified woodworking facility allows us to offer art classes and machinery resources to the public. Class offerings include sculptural woodworking, woodcarving, wood turning, instrument building, and canoe building, along with many other offerings. The woodshop is ran by a ten person board and a strong volunteer base. We have 3 part time instructors employed with us. Our great team allowed us to serve almost 1000 students at the woodshop in the past year. The large majority of those students received free tuition and materials for their classes.

Mission: We provide resources to learn marketable and measurable skills that are valuable in a personal and professional capacity.

Operating as usual

We raised $6,000 for the Woodworking for Warriors Program through our Vetsgiving Virtual Event! Thank you to each and everyone one of you who bid on items, donated, and helped make this happen. We had so much fun and our amazing guest speaker Roy Underhill made us laugh and entertained us so much! It was a night to remember, thank you to everyone who made it so special.

Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute

Call to Action: Take 5.5 minutes out of your day and learn about this resource for veterans. Share with as many people as possible. Please consider supporting this program. your gift will have more impact than you will ever realize.

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated, bid on items, and given items to the auction we could not do this without any of you! We are so close to our goal! Remember the auction ends tomorrow night at 7:15 so winners can be announced during the event. Until then happy bidding! Final fundraising amount will also be announced during the event!

Our Silent Auction is live! You can place bids from now until 7:15 pm this Wednesday, Veterans Day!
You will need to make an account to place a bid Head to 32auctions.com/sbwivetsgiving 🎉 , happy bidding!

Next week, Open House and Food! What more could you ask for!?! Also Our Vetsgiving event is that evening at 6:30pm don’t forget to register! Longlivewood.org/Warriors

Next Orville Merrilat??? We think so.
James finished his cherry cabinet tonight. It is stunning. It features a raised panel door adorned with a cove and chamfer detail that he selected in the design phase of this project. Soft close hardware for the door.

Student Experience Video: Katie Tilton

Hear from one of our own students here at SBWI!
How she got into woodworking, what she's involved in, and her favorite memory here!

For more information about our classes, student experiences, and instructors head to Longlivewood.org

Busy but fun day at the shop today, so many projects happening 💪🏻 #woodworkingwarriorwednesday

Thanks to @blakeloreefinewoodworking for stopping out today with some White Pine Seat Blanks, it was great visiting with you and chatting about all things chair-making! #woodworkingcommunity #chairmaker

You don’t want to miss the chance go bid on this amazing handmade guitar that will be going in our Silent Auction, Jeff Davis Guitar Luthier built this during his studies at the Galloup School of Luthiery and Guitar repair. Jeff has studied at schools all over the country and created multiple beautiful guitars like this one!
OM finger style, Spruce top, Mahogony back, sides, and neck with wood inlays for the rosette and headstock.
Register now at longlivewood.org/warriors to get in on all Vetsgiving the fun!

Happy Halloween from SBWI! 🎃🧡 Have fun and stay safe!

Please welcome our newest team member! Steven J Skornicka, 65, married for 46 years to his Wife. He has two children Nick age 33 and Anne age 25.

Steve has worked mostly in the automotive industry for the majority of his career. He worked heavily in engineering and project/operations management. He has extensive experience with the Lean Manufacturing principle and is excited to bring those processes and ideas to the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute to help us create an orderly, organized, and well-sustained management program for shop functionality.

Steve is soon retiring and will be joining the SBWI Team as our new Facilities Manager.

Steve started out as a volunteer at the shop then proceeded to take multiple classes such as the knife making course, bandsaw box class, hand plane restoration, and more!

In his free time, he loves to do woodworking at home and use the knowledge he’s gained from his career and classes at SBWI to work on his own creations. He also enjoys spending lots of time with his wife, friends, and family.

Please welcome Steve! We are so excited to have him as a part of the team!

Agreed???
Happy Tuesday everyone! 🍂🍁

Chopping away at the hand tool mastery course.

It’s a beautiful morning at the shop, happy Friday everyone!!! 🍂🧡

End Product of the Woodworking for Warriors Wavy Flag Carving Class, the stars are on and they look AMAZING! ❤️ check out last weeks post to see the before pictures

THANK YOU! To everyone who came out to our Community Pumpkin Carving Event! It was a huge success and we had so much fun hanging out with you all!
Huge thank you to our volunteers @asa_gammamu for sanitizing, taking out the trash, and helping everything run smoothly.
Fall Goals & Dreams Achieved ✔️🧡🎃

Check out some of these awesome creations! Having so much fun at our pumpkin carving event 🎃🧡 3-6 today!

SBWI goes to the pumpkin patch! The rest of the pumpkins have arrived and we are ready for Sunday!!

Hard at work!
Last nights Furniture Making & Wood Design Level I Students got everything ready for the cabinets they’re about to start making. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 can’t wait to see how they all turn out at the end of the course.

Carved flag class today. Next week we will cnc the stars on the blue area.

#warriors

D & P Communications

We are so grateful to have been featured in D & P Communications latest Episode of Your Network. Check it out the interview below with Luke & Charlie!

Check out our latest episode of Your Network. In it we talk with Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute about how they're using woodworking to connect veterans as well as teach the world their craft. Additionally, they talk about how the City of Adrian, and it's key central location, helped them get where they are today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNOmJ-GYmzk

Calling all local businesses and community members!
If you would like to donate a Silent Auction Basket or be featured as a sponsor for our Vetsgiving Virtual Fundraising Event, please message us or email us at [email protected]

Guitars n' Chairs.....
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Rocking chair students finished up today, and the guitar students got their guitar bodies built and the bindings glued on.
#guitar #windsorchair #rockingchair #luthier #woodworking #craft #maker

Busy weekend. Guitars, rocking chairs, and arm chairs.
Whats on your bench?

Best delivery ever! Are you coming to our FREE Pumpkin Carving Workshop? October 18th! 3 pm- 6 pm outdoors Social distance style stop on by!

Long term students doing some old fashioned drafting of some cabinets.

If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever. ~ Sam Walton

#chaircarving #day3

If you know you know....
It’s that time of year and we’re so excited to start our Windsor Continuous Arm Chair Class Today! Stay tuned for progress pictures throughout the week but today we made a lot of shavings.

Check out this beautiful walnut coffee table made here at SBWI. This table will be auctioned off tonight at 7pm via the hospice of lenawee road rally. We are happy to partner with this great Lenawee County organization. We worked really hard on this donation and we hope that you can go and support the hospice by bidding on it.

DONT’T FORGET!
Free Workshop coming up! 🧡🎃👻
In partnership with @planewaveinstruments

If you can’t make it, then make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter where we share more tips and tricks to create the perfect pumpkin!
Head to longlivewood.org/contactus to sign up and get our October newsletter!

During yesterday’s Woodworking for Warriors Program they conquered bowl turning with only one busted bowl.
Then finished off with our favorite The Real Milk Paint Co. in Aqua

We can do Better.

Call to Action: Take 5.5 minutes out of your day and learn about this resource for veterans. Share with as many people as possible. Please consider supporting this program. your gift will have more impact than you will ever realize.

Our Story

The Sam Beauford Woodworking Institue is a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting personal development through woodworking. We are located in Adrian, Michigan. We provide woodworking classes for all ages as well as job training, workforce development and rehabilitation services for Lenawee County residents. The SBWI is an accredited education center recognized by the Woodworking Career Alliance of North America, the woodshop provides certification for over 250 different machine operations. We are a certified evaluation center that awards certificates, credentials, and transcripts that are recognized by thousands of woodworking manufacturers as proof of skill level and job experience. In partnership with the WCA, the current credentials program is recognized by the State of Michigan for its respective state-sponsored career and technical education programs. Aside from workforce training, our certified woodworking facility allows us to offer art classes and machinery resources to the public. Class offerings include sculptural woodworking, woodcarving, wood turning, instrument building, and canoe building, along with many other offerings. The woodshop is ran by a ten person board and a strong volunteer base. We have 3 part time instructors employed with us. Our great team allowed us to serve almost 1000 students at the woodshop in the past year. The large majority of those students received free tuition and materials for their classes.

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Videos (show all)

Student Experience Video: Katie Tilton
We can do Better.
Austin Gilghrist Interview Furniture Making & Wood Design Level I
Student Experience: Steve McCarrol
Updated Health & Safety Policy
Furniture Making & Wood Design 1: Student Perspective
I run on caffeine & sawdust!

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1375 N. Main St #41
Adrian, MI
49221

General information

The SBWI provides workforce development, industry recognized certifications, and community based woodworking classes.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 13:30
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