Introduction to Welding
Whether you have never welded in your life or would like a refresher, Quelab's "Introduction to Welding” is the course you will sign up for to start your journey into hobby welding. You will walk away with a basic understanding of theory and hands-on practice in common welding processes and a variety power tools essential to welding and basic fabrication.
*Completion of this course is required to use the welding area and the equipment in it (members may test out if proficiency is verified by either John Murray, Tim Torres or Will Smith.)
Facilitator: Will Smith
Will Smith (email@example.com) has been employed in the metal fabrication field for over 50 years and has been instructing classes and methodology for different types of metals and industries, from aircraft to naval vessels, fireplaces, pipelines, structural trusses, and dragons. He has designed classes for juveniles and women specifically to teach welding and metal design, and repair, for Government entities and private corporations.
Attendees: This course is open to everyone 18 yrs and older.
When: This course takes place over four consecutive Saturdays from 10am to 12am beginning January 7th, ending January 28th.
Where: Quelab is located at 680 Haines Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Report to Quelab's Welding Shop.
Fee: Total class cost: $150 for Members plus a $50 surcharge for non-members (will include one month membership, orientation before class required). Fee must be paid online through the Quelab Classes menu.
- Show up with 100% cotton clothing, long sleeves and pants will protect you from sparks.
- You will also need to wear close toed shoes and have a pair of leather work gloves
- You will also be provided materials for 1 project, chosen from a small selection of personal projects you'll learn about on the first day of class! Also, yours to keep!
Class: Up to 4 students per class.
Intro to metal theory: What is metal? How does it act? Safety equipment for welding and cutting
Theory, setup and hands on practice with a 4 ½ inch angle grinder
Theory and hands on practice with an Abrasive Chop Saw
Theory, setup and hands on practice with a Plasma Cutting
Theory, setup and hands on practice with Mig welding
Enrollment or Questions: If you want to enroll or have any questions that are not answered please contact the Education Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enrollment requests should include full name, email address and phone number. This is generally a monthly class and you can sign up for the waitlist if registration is full.