Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1

Metal Fabrication

Welding: TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) #1

Get hands-on instruction in Tungsten Inert Gas welding, different types of welds, and torch-and-filler rod manipulation.

Member

$115.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Guest

$140.00 (any noted materials fee included)

Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 7/20/2024 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sat, 7/20/2024

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Type:
Class, Equipment Certification, Getting Started, No Prerequisite

Location:
Welding & Sheet Metal Studio

Interests:
Foundry, Welding

About

Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans working with more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel.

TIG welding is more difficult to learn than Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and the simultaneous use of both hands and a foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision process that's particularly useful in high-grade artwork and metal sculpture. The class includes shop safety, hazard awareness, and the proper use of personal protection equipment. 

Details

  • Class is limited to four people to facilitate one-on-one learning and direct mentoring.
  • A $20 Materials fee is included in the class price.
  • Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • BARN will provide personal protection equipment.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes along with a long-sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber (preferably leather or cotton). Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    BARN Policies

    • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
    • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
    • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email accessibility@bainbridgebarn.org to find out more or request an accommodation.
    • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

    Instructors or Guides

    Erin Munter

    Erin Munter grew up on Bainbridge Island and moved to Oakland, Calif., in her 20s to attend the welding program at Laney College. After interning and volunteering at the metal arts school The Crucible, she returned to Bainbridge and began making furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. She worked at another fabricating shop and taught welding to youth. She now does fabrication work all over Kitsap County. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household items. Her sculptures can be seen in local art shows.

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