Hey guys, I’m ready to do another round of Intro to Hobbyist Welding lessons.
Starting next week on January 17, 2021, there will be 4 time slots available on each Sunday between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, with 2 hours between starts.
The class will cover the MIG welder and the Plasma cutter, as well as general metal shop safety and etiquette. If you have some familiarity with welding and you’d like to learn TIG, book the 4 PM slot, and let me know in advance.
Shared welding gloves will be provided, but participants will be required to sanitize their hands and wear disposable latex/equivalent gloves under the welding gloves.
If you wish to purchase a pair of gloves, let me know when you book the class. It’s $15 for a pair if you buy them from me; they’re $14.55 including tax if you want to buy the same pair down at KMS.
leather boots/shoes are required
You will also be required to wear long sleeved natural fibre clothing (ideally cotton). Button up or crew-neck shirts are highly recommended. Don’t wear anything you like and want to keep intact as an outside layer. We do have a welding jacket that you can borrow if necessary.
Sunscreen should be worn over the entire front side of your torso, arms, and neck, including areas that are covered by your clothing because the light from the arc will find its way through regular fabric and give you a sunburn. If your clothing is fully opaque, you can skip this step.
Long hair should be tied back.
The current shop wide PPE and COVID-19 protocols are also part of the deal, so please be smart and respectful. (masks at all times.)
The cost of the 2 hour lesson will be $100 for members, or $120 for non-members, which can be sent directly to the instructor via e-transfer (DM her for the email address) Per the Artisans Asylum model, half goes to the instructor, half goes to the Hack Space to pay for the welding shop build-out. Starving hacker deals can be negotiated by members.
Before the lesson you’ll be forwarded a safety information and theory packet, which should help us to speed up the in-classroom part of the lesson. We’ll still go over the big stuff, and any questions you might have in person.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
12 Noon: @tolva
2 PM: Cheri
Sunday, February 7, 2021
4 PM: @Just_Dave
And that’s all folks… at least until March or so when my current 60 hr/wk work obligations wrap up If there’s an urgent need to learn to weld in February, dm me, and we can figure something out.
As ever, the #welding channel on our Slack workspace is invaluable resource for continued support, and I will try to make myself available as much as possible to support your journey of learning in this very fun and versatile medium.
@Claire_Baragar and @leocollares have the waitlist pole position, so let me know which time slots you’d like (also let me know if you’ve got a waitlist spot and I’ve missed you… the last thread got a little disorganized toward the end.)
Thanks, and happy welding!