In this class participants will gain experience in the metal shop working with the MIG welder, along with supporting tools like the drill press, vertical, horizontal and portable band saws, angle grinders, and more. Participants will learn important safety precautions about the metal shop, and will leave the class officially cleared to use the metalworking facilities at PCMS.
This class is intended for those with little to no experience in the metal shop. Individuals with no metal shop experience are encouraged to take this class before taking future welding or machining courses. The class is expected to last about 4 hours, but attendees are encouraged to budget some time after class to make sure they can get plenty of “hands on” time on the welder.
Required gear: All clothing should be non-synthetic (cotton or canvas is recommended), Long pants, long sleeve shirt, boots or other closed toe shoes, hair-tie for long hair, light duty work gloves, safety glasses and hearing protection. We recommend you bring your own safety gear, but we have equipment on hand if you don’t have any.
Class notes are available here – review them ahead of time or keep them for reference. A hard copy of these notes is kept in the Port City Makerspace Metal Shop, in a yellow folder.
Maximum class size is 8 people. Slots will be filled on first come basis, pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Instructor reserves the right to cancel class if fewer than three participants enroll. Minimum age for this class is 18.
Instructor: Steve Pamboukes
Instructor Contact: 603 498 8882
Registration closes 3 days before event.
Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before your event start date.