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MIG welding / fabrication 101

Howdy y'all

Lots of people said they wanted classes, so here's a stab at yet another. 

The shop needs new shelving near the welding area, and I plan on building it on-site, and I'd like to show you how.  Custom shelving can be quickly and cheaply had with only a few tools and basic metalworking skills.  There's tons of stock at the shop (mostly looking at steel square tubing), and that stuff is great to fabricate with.  It's cheap, easy to work with, and light.  I'll show you guys the ins and outs of how to design your work, precision layout and cutting, and high-quality welding skills to make a handsome project come to life in very little time. 

MIG welding is as easy as it gets.  If you can squeeze a tube of toothpaste, you can MIG weld.  We'll also be using the band saw and various other tools to prepare our stock to be worked.

Come on by for another installment in the 23b skillshare series, especially if you missed out on the lathe class from last weekend. 

If you'd prefer a more hands-on experience, please sign up for the Meetup link and give some tithings to the shop fund.  We'll have 5 official spots open.  If you think "we're not crashspace, we don't charge for nothing, ANARCHY!!!", that's fine too.  Come by and watch anyhow, I just ask that you hold off with building your own noncomformist project until the class is done, and then you are free to figure it out on your own.

Here's a good link to see what we'll be building:

See ya there!

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  • Mike

    Aghhh!!! Missed this, will there be another class? :)

    July 23, 2013

  • Matt R.

    Man, I am so bummed I missed this. I am looking to learn welding techniques for automotive and other projects.

    July 21, 2013

  • machinist

    June 13, 2013

  • Gilbert T.

    Always more to learn. Make holes in metal! Patch them up! Cut metal! Debur and grind metal! Make a shelf. "Don't be a pussy"

    June 2, 2013

  • machinist

    i have helmets, gloves, and a jacket to go around. bring your own equipment if you want, just remember CLOSE TOED, LEATHER shoes. synthetics shoe tops let burning embers in the top, and let them hang out with your bare foot until they're cool. FYI...

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Mike H.

    I've got a welding helmet (Harbor Freight cheapie) -- should I bring it?

    June 1, 2013

  • Helen

    Hi, two questions please: 1) Do we need our own helmet, goggles, or gloves? 2) How long do you expect the class to last? Thank you!

    May 24, 2013

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