Welding 102: hands-on MIG welding and fabrication. Part 2 of 3 in the MIG series

This is part 2 of 3 in the MIG welding series. We will have hands-on fabrication in this class. Students will bring in materials and I will provide pieces to construct.

Pricing: Non-monthly-subscribing Geekspace Gwinnett members $20class+$10 materials fee.
(Geekspace Gwinnett membership information at the bottom)

Monthly-subscribing Geekspace Gwinnett member: $0 class+ $10 materials fee. In this class we begin the hands-on portion of the intro class with laying the bead down and finding the balance between burning and penetration. We will join different thicknesses, and styles of steel.

Once students feel comfortable with the welding process, they will begin to cut and construct a take-home project that could be as simple as a steel paper-weight, box-wrench coat rack, spark plug key rack, end lamp, or anything with the provided materials and what you bring from home.

Not sure if the metal is good to weld? Make sure it can stick to a magnet.

Confused? That's ok. Ask any and all questions below.

This class will follow part 1 this week and students are welcome to cross over and stay working. Students who have previously taken part 1 will begin their designs and fabrication while this week's 101 students begin cutting and assembling their art or device for fabrication. Required supplies: 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 or paypal if not a member.

Suggested supplies to bring if you already own: welding helmet, leather sleeves, leather gloves (I use thin goat-skin when micro welding), ear plugs for cutting saw, and/or something to drink. 

The proceeds this class raises will be used to purchase new chairs for GeekSpace Gwinnett. Donations (monetary or other) are always welcome.  

Geekspace Gwinnett is a member-supported makerspace. Monthly base membership is $50 and annual plans are available. With your membership you have 24-hour access to professional grade metal-work machine, metal lathes, CNC machinery, 3D printers, a brain-trust of other members from varying backgrounds such as game development, wood-working, metal fabrication, various engineering backgrounds, broadcast video production, forging, foundry, rapid prototyping, seamstress, apparel development, costume design, and the list goes on.

With your paid monthly membership there are classes such as Welding (MIG), Welding (TIG/Arc), 3D design, 3D printing, Fiberglass fabrication, Raspberry Pi development, Arduino development, video and motion picture production, sewing and costuming, and the list goes on.

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