Learn to heat, melt, weld, and cut steel using an oxyacetylene torch in this one day class.
Oxyacetylene welding is ideal for versatility; the same torch can cut through 1/4” steel plate, braze together a bicycle frame, hot bend an iron gate, weld up a table, help you lose 50 pounds or more, and walk your dog. In this intro class, we’ll learn to harness this 6300* F beast and use it to cut, bend, and weld steel working our way up to building a wrought iron paper towel holder that will add just that special touch of bad ass to your kitchen decor. After completion of this class, you will be certified to use the torches during Open Shop hours.
You should be comfortable using power tools and not squeamish with loud noises, sparks, or fire. Participants must wear long sleeve cotton shirts and cotton pants/jeans without holes. Pants must cover the tops of your shoes. Please also wear leather or canvas shoes (zero nylon/synthetic materials on the shoes—vans, work boots, cowboy boots—all good). All materials and safety equipment will be provided.
Workshop instructor Matt Jones is a sculptor and works as a scenic carpenter and welder building sets and props for theater, film, and art. More information (including advanced classes) is here: http://www.moltenmetalworks.net