This class is intended for TC Maker members but is open to all. Focus is on basic DC TIG welding knowledge.*Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals but encouraged, there are welding hoods and jackets available for use during this class but bringing your own is still recommended if you see yourself welding more in the future. Participants will need to bring their own gloves.
The following are recommendations for those wanting to bring their own PPE:
Clothing: If you are not going to wear a welding jacket you MUST wear 100% cotton or wool, jeans with NO paint or oil or other material on there, and leather shoes. No tennis shoes or other footwear with synthetic material.
Gloves: Please purchase a pair of your own gloves. You don't need heavy-duty gloves, a pair like this will do well ($7.28) or even this ($8.95).
Welding Hoods: Because welding woods are PPE we breathe into, please consider purchasing your own auto-darkening hood but sanitized hoods will be available for class use. If you see yourself welding in the future, it's a solid investment.
For folks who have the additional money to spend, I recommend the Weldcote hood, you can buy it online or at Metro Welding, located on Central in NE. If you're looking for something that costs less, reviews have been positive for this Miller auto-darkening hood, but it's still a little pricey at $86. The hoods we use are these Chicago Electric hoods from Harbor Freight ($36) if you're not sure welding is for you or you would like to spend less initially but want to bring your own hood.
Depending on where we are when this class begins, updates to policy and practices will be provided.
About the Class
This class, hosted by Twin Cities Maker, focuses on an easy and accessible introduction to DC TIG welding. The goal of this class is to become more comfortable with TIG welding, setting-up your machine, the mechanics of movement with TIG welding.
Who this Class is For
This class is for absolute beginners or folks looking to get a refresh on skills, or people who have MIG welding experience but not TIG welding. We cover a lot of basic welding safety, theory, and common joints and welds. Participants will have the option of staying longer to practice welding if they're a member.
What to Expect
This class is two hours long and limited to six people.
Safety glasses will be provided
We will cover DASH, how to weld on mild steel and other considerations for your project.
The floors are concrete (going to be harder on joints) and there is seating available. There is water , a soda machine, and one bathroom. There are six stairs; three to get to the main door and three more to step-up into the larger shop area. If you need additional accessibility information or support, please reach out to the instructor. There is also often loud noises and dust; if you have sensitive lungs please bring a respirator! There will be earplugs as well.
About the Instructor
Cory Gabrielle currently works as a union pipefitter. They've been welding for over five years in various roles and has a degree in Welding Technology and HVAC-R. They currently work doing both commercial HVAC and construction. They love working on ways to make information more accessible and understandable to all, and enjoy teaching and sharing ideas. You can reach Cory through the Hack Factory metal shop email for general questions, or contact Cory directly ([email protected])
December 18, 2021
Starts: 12:30 PM
Ends: 3:00 PM