Welding Workshop 1/31/16

This workshop is for any DIY person who can work a hot-glue gun and is ready to move to metal work with a basic wire-feed or MIG (Metal inert gas) welder. During this 3 hour workshop we speak about the different types of consumer welding (MIG, TIG, Arc), focusing on the easiest style which is wire-fed/MIG, amperage vs voltage, temperature vs wire-flow, proper speed and flow techniques, penetration vs burn through, 110v vs 220v, consumer vs professional, and so on. The point of this workshop is to get you comfortable and secure enough to get hands on creative experience, then ready for custom fabrication and art creation in later workshops. Students will feel safe enough to start shopping after for a welder and supplies, or to rent one for their projects. This workshop is hands on where students will have their own created object to take home. This is basic demonstration and hands-on steel welding for hobbyists. Required supplies and apparel if you want hands-on time: Closed-toe shoes (no flops), long pants (no shorts), long sleeve cotton shirt or jacket that can take small sparks, open mind, open ears, comfy shoes, cash for payments. Gloves are provided, but very large and cumbersome. Goatskin or Deerskin gloves work well.
This is not a class to earn any certifications and the instructor is not a licensed professional. This class is purely a hands-on experience to provide access to a welder and the basics in how it works. Safe practices should always precede caution and participants attend at their own risk

Class is $20 for members and $50 for non-members – these prices include materials for class. Spots are limited to 6 participants. RSVP now Here!

Payments must be made in advanced via paypal or to Cindy in person to secure a seat. Your spot is not reserved until the payment has been completed. (email cindy@hackerspacecharlotte.org for details)


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