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A Practical Introduction to Welding
November 26, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm$350
A Practical Introduction to Welding at Huckins Forge
The purpose of this workshop is to learn about the different types of welding and get a chance to try each of them. The class will also discuss what kinds of equipment would be appropriate for the farm. Time will be given to techniques you can use for metal fabrication and repair as they relate to farm equipment. A considerable part of the workshop will be spent actually practicing different welding techniques. You will leave with an ability to do simple welding and make simple repairs and an understanding of what is required to pursue the skill further.
You will study and do oxy-acetylene cutting, and welding, wire feed welding (FCAW), MIG welding (GMAW) and stick welding (SMAW). TIG welding will be described but not taught.
“Will I be able to weld after the workshop?” Yes.
“Will I be a good welder after the workshop?” Nope, sorry. Good welding is a skill that takes considerable practice. The intention in this workshop is to get a basic start at it. If your intention is to become a certified, professional welder, that requires much additional study and practice; this is NOT the course for you. You would want to take a course at a local trade school.
The workshop consists of 5 sessions of 4 hours each held at my work space in Northborough, MA. Due to space and equipment limitations, each workshop is limited to 3 participants. The cost is $350 which includes a $50 material and supplies fee.