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Welding 101. 10 am - 2 pm (3) Saturdays 2024 $600

This is a course of three sessions for total beginners. It is offered for every month in 2024. It is not necessary to have any prior experience. We will focus on MIG (aka wire-feed or GMAW or FCAW) and use accessory equipment. We will introduce stick welding and flux core welding and demo TIG.

Welding 101. 10 am - 2 pm  (3) Saturdays 2024  $600
Welding 101. 10 am - 2 pm  (3) Saturdays 2024  $600

Time & Location

Jan 06, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jan 20, 2024, 10:00 AM

Seattle, 7800 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108, USA

About the Event

  Please read this description, like actually read it, fully, please. 

(est. 2 min read)

We offer a Mig welding one, welding for noobs class, it is essentially an appetizer, this is the main course. 

It can be helpful to take welding for noobs first, to see how you like welding, but it is not necessary.  

We offer gift certificates to all classes. 

This is a short course of three welding classes for beginners offered on January 6th,13th,20th with a make-up date on the 27th.

We provide helmets, gloves, and jackets. Please wear good work shoes, not sneakers and maybe a hoodie.

 In order to help ensure you can attend all three sessions, there is one make-up date built into the course. 

This allows you to make-up either the second or third date on the final Saturday of the month, should it become nessecary.

If you attend all three sessions and wish to attend the fourth, we can provide a drop-in ticket for that date

This ticket is valid for the month purchased, please plan accordingly. 

 Clients will recieve plenty of individual attention and we will help you to meet your own specific goals.

After the first class, instruction is highly individualized. Missing the second class would not compromise your experience in the third class in any way.

You may opt to purchase a drop-in ticket for the final date if you have attended the previous three sessions and wish to continue. 

Sessions do not carry over and are not credited if you miss more than one session in the month. 

Note:

We offer a Mig welding one, welding for noobs class, it is essentially an appetizer, this is the main course. 

This is a series of classes for absolute beginners.  There is no pre-requiisite, other than being 16 or older. 

This series of classes will equip you to begin welding with confidence and develop your skills rapidly and competently. 

We provide a supportive, safe environment for all. Our commitment to egalitarianism is total.  We want you to succeed.

Topics will include:

How to make high quality welds in steel and inspect for and amend defects. 

How to make and identify truly horrible welds and learn from them.

Welding safety, how to orient to machines, safe welding practices. UV hazards and the myth of the ground clamp.  

120 volts versus 220 volts,  rectify, transform and triumph.

IGBT versus Transformer.

 

What is the RDA for 19.5 volts?

Voltage, amps and Watts see also, what's a watt?

Harbor Freight, friend or foe?

Should I buy a good machine once or a cheap machine that does not work several times? 

Miller versus Lincoln, choose your fighter.

The paradox of the ARC, it's incredibly bright yet invisible?

Selecting electrode size and type, energy density versus postion, hand speed, and shield gas. 

Correct settings for material thickness, mass and position, how to ignore auto-set for fun and profit. 

Inductance, electrical phenomena? or, just too complicated to explain? 

Setting up and troubleshooting wire-feed.

Regulators, flow meters, and welding cylinder safety.

GMAW versus FCAW

WHAT DOES THIS BUTTON DO!

Our favorite mistakes and how to make them.

The importance of body position.

Good habits for great welds. 

Contact tips, and tricks. Distance to work, resistance in conductors. 

Short circuit, globular and spray arc transfer. 

Hand speed, position and torch angle. 

Forehand versus backhand, push versus pull.

Oh my god I stuck it to the table. 

I can't like, see anything: Neuroplasticity and you, a brain learning new things!

The arc and the puddle, regulating hand speed and weld size.

Flat, vertical up, overhead, fillet and orbital. 

Pulsed welding.

Welding problems, thick to thin, punching holes, distortion, porosity.

Evaluating weld quality with your friend the sledgehammer.

Stretch it to death, load testing under tensile.

Control-z for welding, grinders and plasma. 

Overview and demo of the principal conventional welding processes, MIG, TIG, and SMAW (Stick)

In short, we will cover what a community college course would teach in three months in three sessions. We have had excellent results with ths approach.

Most of our clients will take courses from us, practice and work on their own, and return periodically to get help with specific techniques or questions.

After completing this course, consider returning for private instruction or taking our TIG class. Our make a thing classes are also a fun, project oriented activity, a great thing to do with the kiddo or Significant other, or maybe the niece, nephew or neighbor. 

You may find yourself intrigued by the idea of bringing the whole office in for a Team building excercise so that you can quietly savor a competitive advantage. 

Welding relies heavily on very specific hand motions, it is basically underpaid brain surgery. It takes TIME to develop this skill. 

Clients are strongly encouraged to take this course repeatedly. The small class size ensures that we can work with our client very closely to achieve their goals.

Equipment:

  • Miller XMT 350
  • Linde v1253 300
  • Millermatic 251
  • Miller multimatic 215 (2)
  • Esab 3 in 1 215
  • Millermatic 211
  • Millermatic 175
  • Hobart Beta Mig 170
  • Millermatic 140 (2)
  • Lincoln Power Mig 140c
  • Miller 250

FAQ

Tickets

  • Welding 101 January 2024

    Class is scheduled for 10 am-2 pm January 6th, 13th, and 20th of 2024. January 27th is available as a make-up or drop in date. Ticket valid in January.

    $600.00
    Tax: +$61.50 Sales tax
  • Drop in Ticket 1/27/24

    If you attended all three of the January welding 101 sessions, this ticket is available for you to drop in and continue to improve your skills. If you missed a session let us know and we will reserve a spot for you.

    $80.00
    Tax: +$8.20 Sales tax
  • Welding 101 February 2024

    Class is scheduled for 10 am-2 pm February 3, 10, and 17 of 2024. February 24th is available as a make-up or drop in date. Ticket valid in Feb 2024.

    $600.00
    Tax: +$61.50 Sales tax
  • Drop in Ticket 2/24/24

    If you attended all three of the February welding 101 sessions, this ticket is available for you to drop in and continue to improve your skills. If you missed a session let us know and we will reserve a spot for you.

    $80.00
    Tax: +$8.20 Sales tax
  • Welding 101 March 2024

    Class is scheduled for 10 am-2 pm March 2nd, 9th, and 16th, of 2024. March 23rd is available as a make-up or drop-in date. Ticket valid in March 2024.

    $600.00
    Tax: +$61.50 Sales tax
  • Drop in Ticket 3/23/24

    If you attended all three of the March welding 101 sessions, this ticket is available for you to drop in and continue to improve your skills. If you missed a session let us know and we will reserve a spot for you.

    $80.00
    Tax: +$8.20 Sales tax
  • Welding 101 April 2024

    Class is scheduled for 10 am-2 pm April 6th, 13th, and 20th, of 2024. April 27th is available as a make-up or drop-in date. Ticket valid in April 2024.

    $600.00
    Tax: +$61.50 Sales tax
  • Drop in Ticket 4/27/24

    If you attended all three of the April welding 101 sessions, this ticket is available for you to drop in and continue to improve your skills. If you missed a session let us know and we will reserve a spot for you.

    $80.00
    Tax: +$8.20 Sales tax
  • Welding 101 May 2024

    Class is scheduled for 10 am-2 pm May 4th, 11th, and 18th, of 2024. May 25th is available as a make-up or drop-in date. Ticket valid in May 2024.

    $600.00
    Tax: +$61.50 Sales tax
  • Drop in Ticket 5/25/24

    If you attended all three of the May welding 101 sessions, this ticket is available for you to drop in and continue to improve your skills. If you missed a session let us know and we will reserve a spot for you.

    $80.00
    Tax: +$8.20 Sales tax

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