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Metalworking Intensive: MARCH

Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM (EST)

Metalworking Intensive: MARCH

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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 storage racks, stools, and/or work tables for the shops of the Asylum. Students will participate in the construction and assembly of the pieces all the way from raw materials to finished product, and learn skills including measuring, layout, manufacturing of jigs, cutting, and MIG welding. Each student will get time to practice using 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.

Grinding and Welding in the Shop

Class Goals:

In this class students will learn every skill needed to build a load-bearing steel frame structure. These include layout, cutting, 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 for Metalworking Intensive II.



What to Bring:

Materials will be provided by the Asylum.

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

Instructor Biography:

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.

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: Wednesday, March 6, 7PM - 10PM

Session 2: Wednesday, March 13, 7PM - 10PM

Session 3: Wednesday, March 20, 7PM - 10PM

Session 4: Wednesday, March 27, 7PM - 10PM

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

When & Where

10 Tyler Street
Somerville, 02143

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM (EST)

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

Artisan's Asylum is a 40,000 sq. ft. member-based non-profit community fabrication center located in Somerville MA, dedicated to making creativity a way of life. Our mission is to support and promote the teaching, learning and practicing of design & fabrication by offering:

* Shared design and fabrication tools and equipment in our various community workshops.

* A large range of publicly-accessible classes offered by local artisans.

* Various monthly membership structures allowing access to our facility. 

* On-site studio and storage rentals allowing members to create and store projects on-site.

* Hosting local craft-related events to help encourage DIY culture and community craftsmanship. 

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