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Instructor: Elliot Berry
Price: $245.00
Dates: 04/29 – 04/30
Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm (6 hours)
Class Days: Saturday and Sunday
Number of Classes: 2
No Class On: 03/29/17
This course will provide students with the fundamental skills of Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding. TIG welding is a precise, clean process that allows the user to work with a greater variety of materials including mild steel, stainless steel, bronze, and aluminum. (We will be working in mild steel, but if students should desire to learn about TIG welding other metals in particular, this can be arranged after a safety consultation.) The first day of class will focus on getting familiar with TIG welding and working with mild steel to understand the nuances of the process. On day two, students will build upon their skills by expanding the materials catalog and introducing metal cutting processes. No previous experience necessary—this is a great opportunity to explore TIG welding for the first time. All materials and tools will be provided; students will leave the workshop with a firm understanding of TIG welding and a small personal project.
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Instructor Info: Elliot Berry:
A graduate of Hampshire College in Applied Design, Elliot has an innate interest in all things mechanical. As an artist, designer, and mechanic, Elliot's work encompasses and explores both the conceptual and the technical. Elliot's several-year involvement in The Steel Yard has centered around the metal program, beginning with an internship in 2011, where he assisted with Camp Metal Head. He possesses skills in a variety of welding techniques, blacksmithing, and machining, and is especially invested in techniques surrounding bicycle frame fabrication. Elliot currently works full-time as a Web Developer and uses his free hours to pursue his current obsession with restoring small-displacement Japanese motorbikes. You can check out more of Elliot's work at elliotberry.com.