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This welding workshop is for hobbyists, artists, car body enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to use welding for non-work related purposes. See Below for all workshop details. All Steel and Consumables will be provided by the Amherst Parks & Recreation
We encourage you to bring your own welding gear.
The workshop includes both theoretical and hands-on training.
There is a heavy focus on safety, proper set up, and care of equipment.
Handypersons and tinkerers benefit from learning soldering. We will learn how to ‘sweat’ copper pipe. The equipment can be purchased and easily used at home.
Artists and sculptors enjoy learning brazing skills. We will learn how to braze and braze weld. Proper set up of acetylene gases and safety is a focus. A MAP torch also may be used for brazing.
A workshop popular with people who like to handle their own auto repair. Airplane enthusiasts and hobbyists benefit from this course as well. We will weld several of the typical welding joints. We will also learn how to use the cutting torch. Proper set up of acetylene gases and safety is a focus.
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) Welding
This is an easy to learn welding method. We will weld several of the typical welding joints. Equipment can be purchased and easily set up and used in one’s own garage.
Who: Adults 18 years and older
What: Survey of Soldering, Brazing, and Welding
Where: Amherst Maker Space
When: Sat. 6/25, 8:15am-3pm
Fee: $135R; $155NR (all steel and consumables are included in the fee)
Min: 3, Max: 8
Important Safety Information
MANDATORY: Closed-toed shoes made of natural fibers or leather, natural fiber or leather pants and long sleeved shirt are mandatory to wear. Welding hood, gloves, apron, and hearing protection will be provided.
ADVISED: Leather welding jacket, or denim/canvas jacket, leather welding pants, leather boots, and respirator.
More About Your Instructor!
Steve Opre is a certified Comprehensive Technology Education teacher. He works full time as the Innovation and Design Teacher at the Amherst Middle School and he is a founder of the Amherst Maker Space. He has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and two masters degrees (Business and Finance). His love of metalworking began in middle school in 1974. In high school he worked as a plastic injection mold-maker (toolmaker). He is well known for his patience and clear communication style, which makes this class perfect for beginners. Steve’s amiable “coaching style” and sense of humor make him a popular teacher with all levels of makers.