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MIG 2 One Day Welding Workshop 2018

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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

10 Tyler Street

Somerville, MA 02143

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Event Schedule:

This is a one-session class running 3 hours on a Thursday evening: choose your date from the drop-down menu!

Session 1: Thursday, 5/24/2018, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Class Description:

Tired of grinding down your MIG welds to hide the less attractive sections? Want to boost your MIG confidence? Take this class and learn to make your MIG welds look and function more like expert TIG welds!

This class is specifically designed for people who have already taken an introductory MIG class, at Asylum or elsewhere, but want to expand their MIG comfort and expertise. It's a perfect choice if you find yourself a little frustrated or daunted by the process, or if it's been a little while since you took a MIG class and you want a refresher that expands on what you already know.

Topics covered include:

  • Unlock the mysteries of setting the machine's voltage and wire speed knobs
  • How to give MIG welds a TIG-style "stack of dimes" appearance
  • The 5 most common MIG problems and how to fix them

NOTE: This is NOT an introductory class. Take an introductory MIG class before this one, or email the instructor at elabowitz@gmail.com or via contact the organizer in this event to ask whether this is a good choice for you. This is an intermediate level class, with a small class size to give you time to practice more challenging skills.


An introductory MIG welding class such as Asylum's Basic MIG Welding Tool Training, or equivalent experience. Students should feel comfortable welding mild steel. Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Materials Provided:

A $40 materials fee is included in the class price to cover things like coupons and filler metals.

Please dress appropriately for the metal shop: only natural fibers (cotton or wool), tie back long hair, close-toed shoes, and no dangly jewelry/accessories/sleeves/straps.

Asylum has some welding hoods and gloves, but please bring yours if you own them.

Please bring any glasses or vision correction you may need with you: reading glasses, prescription, otherwise. Welding is extremely detail-oriented work.

Class Minimum:

This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.

Instructor Biography:

Ethan Labowitz is a welding engineer, welding educator, metal fabricator, and Certified Welding Inspector with more than a decade of experience in metalworking. He formerly worked as a welding engineer at Miller Electric, and as Instructor of Design and Fabrication at Olin College in Needham, MA. A graduate of the Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, OH, he’s studied metalworking since 2005 in a variety of contexts, including precision machining, structural welding, blacksmithing, bicycle framebuilding, and museum modelmaking. Since 2010, he has taught metalworking to over 600 college students, middle schoolers, and adults at Artisans’ Asylum, MIT, Harvard, Autodesk’s BUILD space, and Caldwell Community College. He has experience joining most metals by all major processes, including welding, brazing, and soldering, and has held national certifications in structural welding (AWS D1.1) and brazing (ASME Section IX).

More about Ethan at http://ethanlabowitz.com


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Artisan's Asylum, Inc.

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Somerville, MA 02143

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