Ever wanted to know how to join two pieces of metal together? Create a cool sculpture or piece of furniture? Or just wanted to wear the cool mask? Welding for Beginners is for you.
Beginners learn basic stick and mig welding of mild steel, on both older and new style machines. The class will learn all the basic welding techniques required to work on small construction and art projects. Also, the many traps in buying your own machine will be discussed.
About Phil Warnecke
A handyman by trade, Phil has been welding for over 40 years, mainly cars, but also household projects like gates, fences, posts and beams. Over the years, he has taught basic welding leisure classes to novices, but the escalating prices for machines, gas, and even steel has almost stopped hobby welding courses.
New inverter technology has made the machines lighter, smaller, cheaper, and provides a more stable arc, making them easier to use. So home welding is affordable again, and Phil is leading the charge.
Welding for Beginners was a great hands-on class to learn the basic technique for stick and mig welding. The teacher was clear and very instructive. It would have been nice to walk away with a finished piece but there's not time in this initial workshop to construct things with priority correctly given to ensuring students develop the skills and safety practices to use outside of the workshop.
Good practical experience!
Informative and fun , very knowledgeable instructor with lots of tips and tricks