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Family Fun! - MAKE METAL MAGNETS (04-19-2020 starts at 12:30 PM)

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Verlocal

1296 18th St

Oakland, CA 94607

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This class is for great for Kids (or Parents)! Min age 6 y.o.
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Welcome to Metal Cutting Fun!
In this 2 1/2 hour class, students will learn how to make a couple nifty
refrigerator magnets, an ornaments or name plate out of sheet metal.
ALL SAFETY GEAR AND SUPPLIES WILL BE PROVIDED!

Students will draw a design on paper, transfer to the metal then, using a
hand held "plasma" cutter, cut out the design! Simple but really fun!
The surface and edges of their cut metalshapes can be left raw
or be softened using a sander, grinder, hand files, or other tools.

Students will use a 12"x12" square piece of sheet metal. A maximum of 4
pieces can be produced by each student from the given sheet, depending on
the size you design them. So, you could make a big sign or name plate or 4
smaller pieces!

Students have the choices to glue on a strong magnet, use a wire or nail to
hang it or have the instructor weld it to make it stand up. You can make different
ones. It's up to you!

WHAT IS A "PLASMA" CUTTER?
This machine uses electricity to create an positive+negative "arc". Like lightning is
shooting out but, air is also pushing out of it and that's how it becomes "Plasma".
It's a really cool science-y thing which I can give you more details about when we meet.
The machine has a handle shaped like a gun with a trigger button. When you press
the button a tiny flame shoots out when it is touched against the metal sheet, it melts the
metal and the air coming out pushes away the melted metal leaving a "cut" that you wanted.
Sparks will fall down below the metal sheet and are safely captured in a metal box under the cutting table.

But SPARKS are exciting! Don't be afraid, the sparks won't get you or hurt you if they do.
You will be covered up with special protective clothing.

No matter what age, the plasma cutter machine has been every student's favorite machine!
Especially the youngest ones!

A NEW FUN FAMILY EXPERIENCE!
NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED.
INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE WELCOME!
(message me to discuss).

MINIMUM AGE IS 6 years old.
A guardian must be present but, not required to participate.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
NO REFUNDS. Credit will be granted with advanced notice only.
Credit can be transferred as a gift to anyone you choose.


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