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Welding Classes at Freeside

I attended my first Freeside welding class this Sunday. While I have done some kinds of welding in the past, this was a new beast on its own. ARC welding! Arc Welding uses a welding power supply to create an electric arc between an electrode and the base material to melt the metals at the welding point.

We spent most of the day cutting off sections of pipe and then welding them back on. This was a bit more challenging than it sounds.
Below is some footage of Matt teaching a Freeside member how to weld a gap.



In the future of this class we will continue learning ARC welding methods and then expand into Mig welding. Hopefully some TIG as well (if we can find a TIG welder). We also plan on designing and building gates for the back doors. I encourage all members and non members to come check it out and participate. It's like grown up soldering. Check the Freeside calendar for upcoming classes.
Suggested class donation $10.

3 comments:

Ember said...

There is a combo arc and stick welder I am looking at getting myself: Thermal Arc Stick Welder - 95S Stick/TIG package. Might be what you are looking for? It only will TIG steel though.

Ashley said...

Will there be another welding class coming up soon? I'm very interested in learning how to weld!
Thanks,
Ashley

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