Metalworking Intensive: JANUARY
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EST)
Somerville, United States
In this class, students will learn the basics of how to design and fabricate professional, load-bearing frames out of steel. Students will work together to build a series of industrial work tables for the metalworking shop of the new Asylum. These will be made of square steel tube with sold steel tops. Students will participate in the construction and assembly of the tables all the way from raw materials to finished product, and learn skills including measuring, layout, manufacturing of jigs, cutting, milling, and welding. Each student will get time to practice using milling machines, cold saws, mig welders, and angle grinders over the course of the four-week session. This will be a good introduction to general structural steel construction techniques; each week we'll reinforce the skills learned in previous classes.
In this class students will learn every skill needed to build a load-bearing steel frame structure. These include layout, cutting, milling, grinding, jigging, and MIG welding. This class is structured such that it can be taken multiple times, allowing you to get more time and instruction on refining your metal fabrication skills with each iteration. This class will prepare you eventually for an advanced Metalworking Intensive class, to be offered in the future.
Materials will be provided by the Asylum.
Calvin Domenico and Edison Gieswein have been restoring old manufacturing equipment and making machine tools from scratch for the past decade. Both have worked in the manufacturing industry professionally, and both help maintain Artisan's Asylum equipment in their spare time.
Session 1: Wednesday, January 4, 7PM - 10PM
Session 2: Wednesday, January 11, 7PM - 10PM
Session 3: Wednesday, January 18, 7PM - 10PM
Session 4: Wednesday, January 25, 7PM - 10PM
When & Where
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.