MIG Welding Intensive

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Metalwork is a lot like having super-powers! This five hour MIG welding class is designed to familiarize you with the required equipment and establish your confidence so you feel comfortable welding on your own. You will be introduced to different machines and can expect to walk out of the class ready to weld safely and independently. The workshop fee includes all shop materials and equipment; just show up in long pants and sturdy non-sneaker shoes..

This class is for complete beginners, no prior experience is necessary.

The small class size allows us to provide specific and focused instruction, if you are not a total novice you will be learning more advanced techniques.

MIG welding (also called Metal Inert Gas or GMAW) is the easiest type of welding to learn. We strongly recommend students begin with MIG welding on steel before attempting other more difficult processes like TIG (tungsten inert gas, the best option for aluminum) or oxy-acetylene or arc (stick, aka SMAW) welding.

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All ages welcome

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Rusty Oliver

Proprietor & “Chief Executive Lunatic” of the HazardFactory where all kinds of crazy and slightly dangerous things go on. He hosts Power Tool Drag Races as well as a sport he invented called Flaming Tetherball.

Rusty is an artist and instructor with twenty years of professional welding experience. He is certified for Structural Unlimited welding, and runs a high-end fabrication business. Rusty welds and works every conventional metal and has taught casting, machining, blacksmithing, electronics and foundry-work. Rusty has taught hundreds of students, including adults and youth. His students recommend him for his ability to explain how to make professional welds quickly and effortlessly. Rusty has instructed at the Coyote School students, Pratt Fine Arts Center, and South Seattle Community College and his own fully equipped 2200 sq ft sculptural metalworking facility, HazardFactory.

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