Date(s) - 04/13/2019
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Learn how to use the two power-houses of metalwork from a female instructor.
This five hour class will teach you how to use SMAW also known as “arc or, stick” welding to join steel. Stick is the least expensive machine and process to run. It is extremely well suited to use outdoors. You can weld very heavy work with stick and it is one of the preferred methods for welding up found object sculpture and larger sculptural work. These are inexpensive machines to buy and are maintenance-free. Stick is still the most globally prevalent type of welding. It is a little harder to do than MIG.
You will also learn how to handle oxy-fuel cutting equipment. While oxy-acetylene, (aka oxy-fuel or torch) can be used for welding it is preferred for cutting. A modest oxy fuel set-up can cut steel up to seven inches thick. It is typically used for cutting, heating, and bending. Oxy-fuel is inexpensive, portable, and powerful.
If you can use an oxy-fuel torch to cut and a stick welder to join materials, you can handle a very heavy class of metalwork.
This is a fast-paced introductory class. You may wish to schedule further instruction with us or attend one of our practice sessions.
Bookings are closed for this event.