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Welding Basics

Let the Sparks Fly! Learning welding safety and hands on experience.

  • 3 hours
  • 55 US dollars
  • Mankato Makerspace

Service Description

Let the Sparks Fly! This is an opportunity to get hands on experience and personal instruction on the basics of MIG and Arc welding. Welding is such a versatile skill to have and comes in handy when something needs to be fixed, fabricated or your creativity kicks in. We are excited to show you how to get started and help you get the basics under your belt so you can move on to those long awaited projects. - Safety comes first so wear appropriate clothing: closed toe shoes, work clothes that can get dirty or singed, preferably jeans and a long sleeve 100% cotton shirt (synthetic fabrics can be flammable) and your hair up. In this session you will be learning MIG and Arc welding: welding safety, equipment use, proper preparation, hands on practice of various types of welding joint techniques, as well as what quality welds should look like and how to trouble-shoot. This workshop is set up as a first time experience and practice session (there will be no specific project that you will be taking home at the end of this lesson). -Reminder to Makerspace Members- This is a REQUIRED METAL SHOP SAFETY COURSE. Learned skills are necessary before you can use the Metal Shop independently. Sign up with Friends! We have all been cooped up during these strange and stressful times. Many of us are trying to find fun and safe activities to do with friends and family to help us reconnect after being apart for so long. Rest assured that the Makerspace staff are doing their best to keep this a safe environment with extra cleaning and safety protocols. High traffic surfaces are wiped down with disinfectant, but please help us out by following these protocols: If you have been feeling sick please communicate with the instructor to postpone or reschedule. Open communication is Key! Sanitize your hands and Sign in when you arrive, Wear your masks if you wish to do so, Have A Blast During Class, Wash your hands periodically, Sign out before you leave. If you are a Current Mankato Makerspace Member use oupon Code MEMBER DISCOUNT to get $5 off your ticket Your Instructor for this class will be Dustin Swiers. If you need to get ahold of him to schedule/ reschedule a class, ask him a question or advice about a project, or commission him to make something for you please contact him here: Dustin Swiers: dustin.swiers@gmail.com 507-273-0745


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

Must cancel or reschedule at least 2 hours before the class. To Reschedule or Cancel please do so Via our website Mankatomakerspace.org By logging in to your account (or create an account using the email address which you put when signing up for the class) go to MY BOOKINGS and from there you can select the class and you can reschedule or cancel. Some classes are one time only and so will need to cancel. side note: please, consider your instructor and their time. many instructors prep for their class for hours to have things ready for you and some travel from a great distances as well.


Contact Details

  • 1700 3rd Ave, Mankato, MN, USA

    mnmakersandartists@gmail.com

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