Learn to Weld! Beginner's guide to metal on metal action. Part 1 of 3 w/ webcam

Welding Wednesdays with a wacky warbling webcam. 

This is a 3-part series where each class builds on the previous one to take any DIY person who can work with a hot-glue gun and prepare them for using metals instead of woods and plastics. No prior experience is preferred. 

This is a pure entry-level understanding of wire-feed-based mild steel welding which is the cheapest, easiest, and most common style for DIY-ers. There will be a camera on the work area so students can stay safely in their seats and still view the process on a separate monitor. 

A second web-cam is an option for folks at home to view in hopes they will want to take the class in person during its next round. This class comes in three parts. 

Part one introduces any person over the age of (TBD) to mild steel MIG welding. The only prerequisite is hot-glue gun proficiency. 

The first class is 1/2 speech style where I explain the theory, basics, and functions of how all three major styles of welding (Arc/MIG/TIG) work and explain several variations of each. The other 1/2 is where I show all the ways you can go wrong, and how to make them right. 

This one leads into a part 2 for an immediate hands-on opportunity. Students leave part 1 with their fears and apprehensions of welding taken away, and they should feel strong enough in their comprehension to go spend $100 at Harbor Freight on a 90amp wire-feed flux-core welder. They will not create the prettiest of welds, but after part 1 they will be ready to try. 

Part 2 is when we clean up their technique.

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  • Joe M.

    updated notes in description.

    We did not have a spot to add the pricing for this class. It normally costs $25 to take the class with no materials needed for part 1, but I would like to offer my classes free to monthly members as a perk for joining the space. This scheduled class will be free. An opportunity came up for me to buy leather desk chairs for the geekspace so we will leave this class free and ask for donations to purchase the chairs. This will also be live streamed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soth6qk4nfw&feature=share

    June 3

  • Steve

    Will this be filmed for people who can't attend the first session to catch-up and be able to attend the later sessions?

    May 28

    • Joe M.

      People need to attend the first session in person to do following sessions but I will do 2 to 1 first sessions since I know not everyone will take the second and third. For example week one will be class one then week two will be class one again then class two.

      May 28

    • Joe M.

      I guess in simple I mean there will be twice as many part one classes as part two and there will always be a part 1 before a part 2.

      1 · May 28

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