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Tig TWO, your second TIG welding class.
This is a rapid intro to Tungsten inert Gas (GTAW) welding. We will work with mild Steel and introduce aluminum. This is a hands-on class. Beginners must take (at least) welding for Noobs prior to taking our TIG classes. This class is sequential and must be taken in order. 10 am-1 pm
Time & Location
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Hazard Factory, 7800 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA
About the Event
This is a fast paced class. Take welding for noobs before taking any TIG instruction.
Until you have welded for at least a few hours, or, more realistically, about 50 hours, your brain is not very good at processing, (seeing) the arc, and this will make your first TIG experiance a bit like trying to thread a needle while wearing mittens and riding a horse. We do not consider this to be best practice.
MIG (aka wire feed, GMAW, FCAW, wire -feed) is much easier to learn, please start with MIG. It is fair to say that if MIG is a car, TIG (GTAW, or Tungsten Arc Welding) is more like operating a commercial airplane.
If you enjoy dragging very heavy things, like a disabled soviet tank, uphill, we applaud your unrelenting drive to do it the hardest possible way and invite you to try TIG without prior welding experience, because suffering will always have merit. We offer private instruction for this kind of experience, for to truly suffer, you must be alone...
We teach TIG in a sequence of three classes in a total of nine hours. We teach with the expectation that you will learn the concepts needed to guide your further development. We can equip you with what you need to know, it will still take considerable practice before your hands can do what you brain is instucting them to do. Think of it like learning to draw an egg. It requires fine motor skills and practice, and expletives, and practice.
Women typically excel at TIG welding as they often have superior fine motor skills.
We supply all gear and materials. You are welcome to bring your own helmet or materials.
This class builds directly on TIG ONE, please plan on taking all three classes in sequence.
The bulk of the class will be spent welding steel in various postions.
The final third of the class will introduce aluminum. We will discuss the AC settings for welding aluminum and introduce concepts and techniques that will be further developed in TIG THREE.
We will spend about a third of the class working with aluminum.
You will leave class knowing how to safely set-up and operate both DC and AC functions on a TIG welding machine.
TIG class size is never more than six people, and it is typically fewer.
If your machine weighs 60 lbs or less, you are welcome to bring it to class so that you can learn on your machine. Please bring your regulator, leads and any power adapters yo may need for it.
This is not a project based class, but you are welcome to bring material.
In order to meet the objectives in this time-frame, we have to teach in a very focused fashion.
We look forward to working with you.
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Miller Diversion 180, comically simple ac/dc unit.
Esab with somewhat strange Tig torch. You may have a dc TIG like this one.
Miller Dynasty 300 amp machine, an huge old transformer beast.