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MIG Welding 101 with Beau (NFK)

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of Mig welding in this introductory class

This workshop is for any DIY person who can work a hot-glue gun and is ready to move to metal work with a basic wire-feed or MIG (Metal inert gas) welder. During this 2-hour workshop, we speak about the different types of consumer welding (MIG, TIG, Arc), focusing on the easiest style which is wire-fed/MIG, amperage vs voltage, temperature vs wire-flow, proper speed and flow techniques, penetration vs burn through, 110v vs 220v, consumer vs professional, and so on. This workshop aims to get you comfortable and secure enough to get hands-on creative experience, then ready for custom fabrication and art creation in later workshops. Students will feel safe enough to start shopping after for a welder and supplies, or to rent one for their projects. In this hands-on workshop, participants will leave with a fun, takeaway project.

This is a basic demonstration and hands-on steel welding for hobbyists. Required: Closed-toe shoes (no flops), long pants (no shorts), long sleeve cotton shirt or jacket that can take small sparks, open mind, open ears, comfy shoes. Gloves are provided but it is preferred that you bring your own for fit- Goatskin or Deerskin gloves work well.
Disclaimer:
This is not a class to earn certifications, and the instructor is not a licensed professional. This class is purely a hands-on experience to provide access to a welder and the basics of how it works. Safe practices should always precede caution and participants attend at their own risk.

Duration: 2-3 hours

Cost: $60 for members/ $80 for non-members (All materials included)

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757 Makerspace
737 East 23rd Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Norfolk, VA 23504 US
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