Overview

Take this class to learn what a TIG welding machine is and how to use one. This great intro class will cover basic techniques for TIG welding, through demonstration, and give you hands-on welding experience. We will also discuss welding safety, and some basics about what TIG welding is and how it is applied in industry.

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Class Structure

– Overview of Welding Safety.
– Explanation of a TIG welder and how to adjust and operate the unit.
– Demonstration on how to sharpen and install tungsten rod.
– Demonstration on how to form and maintain a weld puddle.
– Demonstration on how to add filler metal to a weld puddle.
– Demonstration on how to connect to pieces of metal together.
– Each of these demonstrations will have a hands on experience portion for students.

This class has a $10 materials fee built into the price.

 

How to Prepare

Wear 100% cotton pants (jeans) and a long sleeve 100% cotton shirt. Closed toe shoes, leather boots are ideal. Don’t wear anything that you don’t mind getting dirty and possibly burnt. Bring safety glasses,leather gloves, welding helmet and welding jacket if you have them.

 

What will you get out of this class?

Students will finish the class with an understanding of the components, adjustments of a TIG welder and experience welding mild steel. Upon completion of the class students will also be prepared to attend the Metal Fabrication Labs, which will give students an opportunity to work on their own metal fabrication projects.

This class is a prerequisite for the Intermediate TIG class.

 

About the Instructor

Thomas Ramey is a metal artist who builds everything from large than life sculpture, to furniture, and high end architectural projects. Thomas has been working with metals for over 25 years. He started building odd sculptures with leftover pieces of steel around the machine shop, from his first job in an Indy car racing machine shop. Since 2001, Thomas has been actively showing sculpture around the United States through galleries and major art fairs from, Art Chicago, SculptMiami, Art Miami, and Art Hamptons in New York. He has a welding and fabrication shop at 14th & C Streets in Sacramento. To find out more about his art and metal work, go to his website: https://thomasrameyart.com/.

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