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.
Current Quelab Members can get approval to use the welding area by contacting the Welding Area Captain John Murray, or his co-captain Tim Torres for basic training & equipment familiarity. This class teaches more than just those basics. Successful Completion of this class serves as approval to use the welding area, but you should contact John or Tim prior to doing personal projects to let them know you have completed the course, and plan on using the area.
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 years and older.
When: This course takes place over four consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. beginning May 6th and ending May 27th.
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).
- 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 4½ 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.