Intro to Metalworking (MIG 101)Knox Makers - Metalworking 116 Childress St SW, Knoxville
This is the Basic authorization class for using the Metalworking Shop and the MIG Welder. We will cover lots of safety and learn the metal shop tools. Expect an hour or so of hands-on setup and shared MIG welding time (more if needed.)The class may run a bit short or long depending on students' needs.
Proper attire is natural fiber clothing such as cotton jeans and T-shirts. Cotton/polyester blend is OK but synthetic clothing or other materials that can melt are unsafe. Students can bring their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment,) shield and gloves if they have them. but these are NOT required as we have setups for everyone to use.
Please do NOT bring your own welding machines to use, the setup and testing time could impact other students.
Intro to Cutting Torch (Cutting Torch 101)Knox Makers - Blacksmithing 116 Childress St SW, Knoxville
This is the Authorization Class to use the oxy-fuel cutting torch.
We will spend some time going over safety and then move on to operation of a cutting torch. We will cut out some basic shapes as well as learn some other tricks you can use a torch for.
Students should wear natural fiber clothing (jeans, cotton shirts, etc) NO polyester, spandex or "tech" style clothes. Socks and shoes are required, NO sandals or open toes.
If you have own PPE- please bring safety glasses, leather gauntlets, shade 5 cutting goggles/glasses, and a welding shirt/jacket. *If you do not have this yourself do not worry! We will have gear for you to use!*