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This hands-on class will cover the basic skills of working safely and effectively with sheet metal in our metal shop. You’ll learn the safe operation of the key sheet forming tools by laying out a simple box from a pattern, cutting it to dimension using different shears, bending it into shape, and spot-welding the corners. Materials are included.
Non-members may take this class, especially if you have this equipment at home or have some basic metalworking. The project is a fun one to make and students use several tools.
Sign Off: Members may return to use the Jump Shear, Throatless Shear, Sheet Metal Box & Pan Brake, Spot Welder.
Prerequisites: Metalshop basic class is highly recommended, but not required.
Safety Clothing: Please wear safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. Do not wear rings, watches, necklaces, lanyards, or bracelets, tie back long hair. You may wish to bring lightweight gloves.
Note: If you arrive at the class without the prerequisites, this is a violation of policy, and you will not be able to attend or receive a refund. Additionally, the class builds in a 15-minute window to allow for traffic events. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late the class will have already started and you will not be caught up, nor will you receive a sign off or a refund for the class.
Instructor: Chip Levy is an experienced metalworker and metal artist who has had his work selected for local and regional galleries and exhibitions and in private collections.
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