Greenland Kayak - History and Construction with William Silvis
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Greenland Kayak - History and Construction with William Silvis

Join William Silvis for an hour long educational seminar about the greenland kayak. This is one you dont want to miss.

The native people of the arctic have been making small, fast, single-person boats for thousands of years. They took advantage of simple tools, found materials, and animal skins to build reliable water craft ideally suited for hunting the game that was vital to their survival – seals in the eastern arctic of Greenland and sea otters in the western Alaskan arctic. We’ll build a version of this type of boat, a West Greenland Qajaq, which is the model behind many of the recreational sea kayaks in use today. We’ll put it together using the same parts and techniques, and using the same design that can be seen in museum specimens that are hundreds of years old (although nylon fabric will replace the animal skin!).

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Youth Project - Build a Set of Wooden Stilts
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Youth Project - Build a Set of Wooden Stilts

Your kid will be walking a little taller after building a set of walking stilts! A pair of stilts is a great way to teach older kids about balance without sending them out on the high wire. Because stilt walking takes some skill, we recommend this project for children 8 years old and up. This activity is free, but is limited to the first 75 kids. Special thanks to Lowe’s of Adrian for donating the supplies for this kids activity!

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SBWI After Hours Concert Series: The Crane Wives
May
4
8:30 PM20:30

SBWI After Hours Concert Series: The Crane Wives

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The Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute presents The Crane Wives in concert.

In Japanese folklore, the crane wife is a bird disguised as a woman who spins fine silks from her own feathers, until her identity is discovered. The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head. From murky origins in Chinese restaurants, high school ska bands, and dorm room jam sessions, the band came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft. Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult: rock, pop, folk? Just call it really good music.

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Mandolin Demonstration - Derek Smith
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

Mandolin Demonstration - Derek Smith

Join us on the SBWI Main Stage to learn about mandolin making from Derek Smith of Northfield Mandolins. Derek and a small team of luthiers combine their various skill sets to produce some truly great mandolins that sell the all over the world. Derek specializes in wood purchasing and processing as well as finishing and final setup of mandolins.

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Ukulele Demo with Dave Birney
May
4
3:30 PM15:30

Ukulele Demo with Dave Birney

Dave Birney has lived most of his life in the Lansing, Michigan area. He has been an avid woodworker for close to 50 years, upon retiring from the construction industry he started building Ukuleles as gifts for friends.

“At first I felt an apprenticeship was in order so I started making ukuleles for friends and family, learning as I went. I studied books, the internet and best of all had dialog with other luthiers. I feel I learn from everyone I talk to and every instrument I examine. This learning will never end. It has grown into a business and I couldn't be happier, I get to work with unique and exotic woods everyday.” For more information visit davesukes.com

This presentation is available at two different times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM SBWI MAIN STAGE

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM SBWI MAIN STAGE

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WOODCUT PRINTMAKING - Quiet Heron Studio
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

WOODCUT PRINTMAKING - Quiet Heron Studio

  • SBWI South Lawn - Quiet Heron Studio Booth (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn the process of woodcut printmaking with local artists Gregorio Perez and Debi Bailey. They will carve hand drawn images into planks of wood. The carved image will receive a thin layer of ink using a brayer (ink roller). After the ink is applied to the block it will be pressed onto paper.  A reverse image of the block will be transferred to the paper. 

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Axe Throwing Competition
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Axe Throwing Competition

Want to win some money??? Enter the axe throwing competition. Individual competition.  Cash prize for the winners.  Qualifying round on Saturday May 4th and Main competition is May 5th.

10$ entry fee

Registration May 4th 11:30-1:30. Qualifiers start at 2:00 pm Saturday.

Competition Starts at 1 PM on Sunday.

Winner receives $250 cash prize and runner up receives a $50 dollar gift certificate to Lee Valley Tools.

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Violin Making with the Michigan Violinmakers Association
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Violin Making with the Michigan Violinmakers Association

Join us at the SWBI Main Stage to learn about the fine art of violin making with Peter Lynch from the Michigan Violinmakers Association. The MVA was established more then 40 years ago and includes makers from around the US and internationally. They hold quarterly meetings and publish a quarterly newsletter containing in depth articles of topics related to violin and bow making repair, restoration and history. Their members include some of the top makers and restorers in the United States. Although they are a professional group, they do have members who are serious armatures and enthusiasts as well and all are welcome. In addition to their meetings and newsletters, they also have an extensive lending library available to members. For more information visit www.michiganviolin.org

This presentation is available at two different times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2 PM - 3 PM SBWI MAIN STAGE

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2 PM - 3 PM SBWI MAIN STAGE

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Band Saw Tune Up
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Band Saw Tune Up

Get that band saw cutting razor thin and consistent wood. Come and learn some tips and trick on how to optimize you band saws performance. Demonstration by Richard from The Tool Haus in Gladwin, MI.

This workshop is available at two different times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:00 PM 2:30 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2:00 PM 2:30 PM

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Gluing Segmented Turnings - Mike Rosenberg
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Gluing Segmented Turnings - Mike Rosenberg

Mike Rosenberg has been crafting wood products for over 25 years and specializes in turned segmented bowls made from mahogany and maple. He and his wife Tammie formed Rosenberg Woodworking in 2016 which is located in Tecumseh, Michigan. Stop by his booth and learn the tips and techniques Mike uses to glue up pieces for segmented turnings like cups, bowls, and lighthouses.

This demonstration is available during two different times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Steam Bending Wood with Dennis Paul Peterson
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Steam Bending Wood with Dennis Paul Peterson

Learn the art of steam bending wood with fine woodworker Dennis Paul Peterson. Dennis was born in Minnesota, became interested in wood working after building houses in Minnesota, and earth sheltered houses in the Mountains of Colorado. He has worked in a few cabinet shops then also worked in a large 100 Journeyman shop in Washington DC, where he did work for the Smithsonian Institute, World Bank and the Chief Executive Office of the White House. He was published in the Taunton Press Book " The Custom Furniture Resource Book" in 2001 and has also patented a tape measure holder. Dennis will be bending a table leg of 8/4 material and a few thinner pieces.

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Truth About Trees - Fun Kids Demonstration
May
4
1:00 PM13:00

Truth About Trees - Fun Kids Demonstration

The Truth About Trees! Did you know ping pong balls are made from WO9 GLWF with some awesome resources from the Hardwood Forest Foundation! They are a non-profit organization with the goal to provide science based programs, including Truth About Trees, to educate every elementary child in North America about sustainable forestry.

Free kids swag bags! With items that come from trees! Coloring book, crayons, pencils and rulers! All thanks to the Hardwood Forest Foundation. Get em' while they last!

Are you an educator? We'll have information available for you to get your own Truth About Tree Kits for classrooms, libraries, festivals, etc. 

This kids activity is available at two different times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019, Noon - 1 PM

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Saw Stop Hot Dog Demo
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Saw Stop Hot Dog Demo

Watch Richard from the Tool Haus demonstrate SawStop Technology by running a hot dog into the blade. Will it really stop the saw?!

This demonstration is available during two times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

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Meet & Greet PlaneWave Instruments
May
4
to May 5

Meet & Greet PlaneWave Instruments

  • Sam Beauford Woodshop South Lawn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come meet the new stewards of the former Adrian Training School property - PlaneWave Instruments! Available Saturday and Sunday during the event.

Meet and greet with the stewards of the Adrian Training School PlaneWave Instruments. PlaneWave designs and manufactures astrograph telescopes for portable use as well as permanent installations all over the globe. They are committed to providing the highest quality observatory-class products for astronomers. Check out their website at: http://planewave.com/

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Wood Turning with Andrew Kimmey
May
4
to May 5

Wood Turning with Andrew Kimmey

Stop by Andrew Kimmey’s booth throughout the festival for live demonstrations on wood turning. Andrew will be demonstrating items like bowls, pens, bottle stoppers and his specialty - yarn spindles. Andrew will be demonstrating on and off at his booth throughout both days of the festival.

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Live Chainsaw Carving with Lonnie Glines
May
4
to May 5

Live Chainsaw Carving with Lonnie Glines

  • Sam Beauford Woodshop East Lawn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Chainsaw carver Lonnie Glines is coming in from Harrison, MI. Lonnie is a former equipment rep, who was in search of a carver for fair and customer open houses. The carver he hired became a good friend and mentor, who taught him the art of chainsaw carving for 8 years before he passed away. Lonnie will be doing live chainsaw carving throughout both days of the festival. Stop by his booth and check it out!  Chainsaw carving demonstration will be on-going throughout both days of the festival.

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Laser Engraving Wood with Maker Works
May
4
to May 5

Laser Engraving Wood with Maker Works

Join the team from Maker Works for a laser woodworking demonstration. Located in Ann Arbor, Maker Works was established in 2011 to bring a focus back to making things. In their 14,000 square foot building you'll find a great selection of tools for wood, metal, textiles, plastic, jewelry, and electronics, instruction on the safe and efficient use of these tools, space to make things, and a welcoming community of interesting, creative people making things. Laser demonstrations will be on-going throughout both days of the festival.

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Spoon Carving & Wood Burning with Cale Stoker & Ashleh Worden
May
4
to May 5

Spoon Carving & Wood Burning with Cale Stoker & Ashleh Worden

  • Sam Beauford Woodshop South Lawn (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Cave & Canopy duo Cale Stoker & Ashleh Worden for some green woodworking and wood burning throughout the festival. Cale carves beautiful spoons from greenwood using a axe and knifes while Ashleh creates lovely ornate wood-burned designs. Stop by their booth and check it out! 

This workshop is available all day Saturday and Sunday during the festival.

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Learn To Play The Musical Saw
May
4
12:00 PM12:00

Learn To Play The Musical Saw

The Cutting Edge of Traditional Music

Thom Eno has been playing and teaching the musical saw for 25 years. The origins of the musical saw are obscure, but it was heard from lumber camps to music halls in its heyday.  With the help of Chris and Ruth Sorensen, Thom teaches beginners how to play three songs, lumberjack style (with a mallet). The only requirement is the ability to carry a tune. Wentworth tenor and baritone saw are available in the workshops or bring your own favorite hand saw. The workshop includes demonstrations, saw techniques, and as much history as Thom can make up.

$10 entry fee. Up to 12 people can participate in each workshop.

This workshop is available during four different times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Card Scrapers With Luke A. Barnett
May
4
11:30 AM11:30

Card Scrapers With Luke A. Barnett

Join Windsor Chairmaker Luke A. Barnett while he shows you how to use a card scraper. Learn how to sharpen a damaged card scraper in just a few minutes WITHOUT jigs. We will learn how to make a card scraper from a saw blade. Make and modify scrapers to a shape that works for you. 

This workshop is available at two different times during the festival:

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:30 AM 12:00 PM

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 11:30 AM 12:00 PM

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Primitive Arrow Making with Steve Laut
May
4
to May 5

Primitive Arrow Making with Steve Laut

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Stop by Steve Laut’s booth throughout the festival to watch him transform a red ossier shoot, turkey feathers and a stone to an arrowhead to complete a primitive arrow. Steve Laut has been involved in archery for over 60 years. He has been making arrows, bow strings, quivers, long bows and re-curve bows since 1991. He also makes many primitive artworks, specializes in flintknapping, and is an instructor at the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute.

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