Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals, you are welcome to wear a mask to class though. Welding hoods and jackets are available to participants again. It's recommended to bring your own gloves, there's a limited variety of old gloves
The following are recommendations for those wanting to bring their own PPE:
Clothing: Welding Jackets will be washed ahead of the class and can be worn. If you are not going to wear a welding jacket you MUST wear 100% cotton or wool, jeans with NO paint or oil or other material on there, and leather shoes.
Gloves: What we have available is pretty limited, I would strongly suggest purchasing a pair of your own gloves. You don't need heavy-duty gloves, a pair like this will do well ($7.28) or even this ($8.95).
Welding Hoods: If you see yourself welding in the future, it's a solid investment. For folks who have the additional money to spend, I recommend the Weldcote hood, you can buy it online or at Metro Welding, located on Central in NE. If you're looking for something that costs less, reviews have been positive for this Miller auto-darkening hood, but it's still a little pricey at $86. The hoods we use are these Chicago Electric hoods from Harbor Freight ($36) if you're not sure welding is for you or you would like to spend less initially but want to bring your own hood.
Depending on where we are when this class begins, updates to policy and practices will be provided.
About the Class
This class, hosted by Twin Cities Maker, focuses on an easy and accessible introduction to welding on plate steel. 1/4" mild steel material will be used and grinding techniques will be covered. Prior experience or an intro class is highly recommended as welding foundations will not be covered in-depth. Torch cutting will be included as an add-on option for students.
Who this Class is For
This class is for people with some prior experience who are looking to gain more information about how to weld with thicker materials and practice some foundational skills.
What to Expect
This class is two and a half hours long and limited to four students to ensure quality time on the welders.
Safety glasses and welding hood, some gloves, s and jackets will be provided
This class will cover how to use the MIG machines, evaluating your settings, understanding weld terminology, and how to stack welds for multi-pass joints.
The floors are concrete (going to be harder on joints) and there is seating available. There is water , a soda machine, and one bathroom. There are six stairs; three to get to the main door and three more to step-up into the larger shop area. If you need additional accessibility information or support, please reach out to the instructor. There is also often loud noises and dust; if you have sensitive lungs please bring a respirator! There will be earplugs as well.
About the Instructors
Cory Gabrielle currently works as a union pipefitter. They've been welding for over four years in various roles and has a degree in Welding Technology and for some reason is going back to school for HVAC. They love working on ways to make information more accessible and understandable to all, and enjoy teaching and sharing ideas. You can reach Cory through the Hack Factory metal shop email for general questions, or contact Cory directly (Y29yeSAhIGdhYnJpZWxsZSB8IHRjbWFrZXIgISBvcmc=)
Also check out other Workshops in Minneapolis.
Tickets for Advanced MIG Welding 12/12 can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|General Admission Non-Member||USD 125|
|TC Maker Member||USD 100|
|Torch Cutting Basics||USD 50|
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