In this class, students will learn how to make simple components using basic metal fabrication techniques and MIG welding. This includes simple cutting of square tube stock with a cold saw / chop saw / angle grinder, how to cut sheet steel with a jump shear, and how to make simple tack welds and beads with a Lincoln Electric Easy MIG 180 welder. Tips for fixture materials, clean-up welds, and painting/finishing will be discussed. Members will practice welding by creating a 4″ x 4″ x 8″ lantern.
If this is your first time attending one of our classes, please make sure to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for filling out a liability waiver. This waiver is necessary to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment during the class. Please note that if you arrive later than 10 minutes past the scheduled start time, you will not be able to attend the class. Punctuality is important to maintain the flow of the session and respect other participants’ time.