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Metalworking Intensive II: MARCH

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM (EST)

Somerville, United States

Metalworking Intensive II: MARCH

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Build on your metalworking skills from Metalworking Intensive I or previous experience! In this class, we will take on more advanced metalworking projects fabricated with steel tubes, sheet, and plate. Like Metalworking Intensive I, students will work out their learner's mistakes while building furniture, tools and infrastructure for the Asylum.

This intermediate level course will give students time to hone their skills on the drill press, heating/cutting torch, plasma torch, band saws, sheet metal and pipe bending tools, and introductory lathe use.  It assumes basic competency with hand drill, angle grinder, MIG welding, and abrasive cutting saws.  

This month, students will be building a tube bender for the Asylum metalworking shop, similar to this model: 

Class Goals:

  1. Build on introduction to metal fabrication skills from Metalworking Intensive I.
  2. Learn about fitting up joints that aren’t square.
  3. Learn about intermediate MIG welding.
  4. Learn about basic sheet metal fabrication. 



Provided Materials:

Tools and materials will be provided by the Asylum. 

Personal protective equipment (safety glasses, gloves, welding masks, jackets, dust masks, etc) are available in the metalworking shop at the Artisan’s Asylum.

What to Bring:

Required Dress Code:

  • Cotton clothing that you don't mind getting dirty (synthetics burn and melt)
  • Long sleeves and pants
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Something to cover your hair, baseball cap and bandanas work well
It is highly recommended to bring your own gloves for welding or brazing, as the selection in the shop can be limited and glove preferences vary by user.

Instructor Biographies:

Paul Carson is an engineer by training and metalworking enthusiast.  After years of making bicycle powered sculptures, a recumbent trike, gas powered bumper cars and other contraptions, he designed his own bicycle building process using the fixture and manufacturing process design skills he learned working as a manufacturing engineer.
David Dowling is a professional large-scale metal fabricator and artist, Asylum member and instructor.

Event Time:

Session 1: Thursday, March 7, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Thursday, March 14, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Thursday, March 21, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Thursday, March 28, 7PM - 10PM

Have questions about Metalworking Intensive II: MARCH? Contact Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM (EST)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a community fabrication and makerspace near Union Square, Somerville MA, that is dedicated to making creativity a way of life. It does this by maintaining a community workshop, training its members in the use of all of its professional-grade equipment, and hosting events promoting the learning and practicing of craft and creative expression.


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