Metalwork: Intro to Welding Special Offer
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Metalwork: Intro to Welding

Metalwork: Intro to Welding

Next Available: Wed, 22 Feb 6:00PM (AEDT)
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3 hours
Over 50 people have attended this class


Whet your welding appetite! When learning a new skill it is always best to start with the fundamentals, and for welding that is the MIG. This 3-hour taster class will introduce you to the process of welding and then give you some hands on experience running beads.

 This session will mix theory, demonstrations and hands on welding time. You will discuss fillet joints, butt joints and lap joints and practice running beads.

We Will Cover:

  • The different welding machines available on the market and the pros and cons associated with each machine
  • Safety considerations UV Rays, Burns, electrocution
  • Thorough introduction to the MIG and what all the dials are.
  • Choosing the right wire for the job
  • Introduction basic joints

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

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What you will learn

  • Safety considerations UV Rays, Burns, electrocution
  • Thorough introduction to the MIG and what all the dials are.

What you will get

  • Hands-on practice with the machine.

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm!

What to wear

Wear natural fibers (e.g. cotton, leather) including long pants, covered shoes, and head covering. Safety gear will be provided.

Appropriate for

Suitable for beginners.

MakerSpace & Company

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A place for people to make things

Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.

We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.

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5.0 (27 reviews)
Gavinrated it
06 Feb 2022
George expertly tutored our group through the mysteries of MIG welding! Recommended!
Bhaskarrated it
03 Feb 2022
A good basic introduction to welding
Manoj Balaji rated it
09 Dec 2021
It was great practical introduction to metal working. I am lot more confident to get started on small diy projects. The Instructor, George, was awesome. She was clear and patient.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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