In this all day mig/tig combo class, artstar Jim Tensen will walk you through everything you need to successfully learn to weld. First, you'll some basic theory, then you'll learn how the MIG machine works, general safety, why you won't get electrocuted, and all those questions that have been floating through your brains while laying in bed at 3am. Then you'll move on to actual welding: Running a bead and tacks, butt joints and fillet welds. Finally, Jim will show you how to visually inspect and test your welds. You'll also learn how to cut and grind your steel.
The you'll do it all again with the TIG welder.
This is our newest most popular class. No previous welding experience neccessary.
You'll have a break half way between, but there's alot to learn, so plan on being pretty busy all day.
There are a few places to buy water and sandwiches near the shop but not a whole lot of options, so bring what you think you'll need for a day of welding. Lunch, water, snacks, bugspray--yes, even in the fall the gowanus mosquitos are notorious.....
Wear long pants, closed toe shoes, and prepare to get dirty! Dress for the weather. If it's cold outside, it's cold inside!
$110 with $15 materials fee.
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The Madagascar Institute is an art combine in Brooklyn that specializes in large-scale sculptures and rides, live performances, and guerilla art events.