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BADGE – Metalshop & MIG Welding

September 21 @ 10:00 am September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Embark on the exciting journey of creating with metal. Get hands-on training on the many tools required for cutting, bending, shaping, grinding, drilling, and welding steel in the MAKE metal shop. Students will go through the various steps and techniques required to build their very own ornamental steel table.

This is a two-day class, 4.5 hours each day from 10:00-14:30. The first day introduces the shop and how to use equipment safely while cutting and grinding the parts of the table. The second day is a deeper review of safety, equipment and tools, welding/grinding, and finishing your table.

What you’ll learn:

Participants will receive a comprehensive introduction into:

  • Tool Safety and Shop Cleanliness
  • Abrasive Saw
  • Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Angle Grinder (Cutting, Grinding, Finishing)
  • Bench Grinder
  • Drum Sander
  • Drill Press
  • MIG Welding and proper welding machine operation

Please note:

  • No prior metalworking experience is needed to participate.
  • This class is a requirement for usage of the metal shop at MAKE Santa Fe
  • Proper attire is mandatory: closed-toed leather boots, long cotton or natural fiber shirt, and pants (NO SYNTHETIC FIBERS ALLOWED). Long hair must be tied back.
  • Safety equipment including protective glasses and hearing protection are provided by MAKE Santa Fe but bring yours if you have them.
  • Students must be at least 16 years of age.  Minors must have parental permission and signed waiver (ask us).

About the Instructor:

Hernan Gomez Chavez is originally from Santa Fe, and has his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Hernan’s artistic practice makes use of common motifs such as billboards, fences, and power lines to speak about the relation between power and place.  Check out his rad steel public art sculpture outside the Southside Library!


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MIG Welding – September 21
This is a two day class.
$ 210.00
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