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Basic Welding Class

February 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

basic welding class by john barber

THIS CLASS IS FULL, please check later dates.

This class is designed to introduce entry level people to the types of welding and cutting available to the Artist, Hobbyist, Homeowner and Do it Yourself-ers using equipment that runs on household electricity. This course is not intended for industrial welding or for qualifying for a welding job. 

My welding class presents the student with a hands-on opportunity to experience the latest equipment in light welding applications. We will cover MIG welding, also known as wirefeed welding, both solid wire and flux core. We will do some cutting of steel plate with a plasma cutter, and do just a bit of ARC welding

All this takes place in one afternoon from Noon to 5pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month. I limit the class size to seven so that everyone has ample time to preform each of the exercises. Experience has shown me that a person can look at all the books and videos they care to, but in the case of welding, there is no substitute for a hands on experience in a safe controlled work environment with an experienced instructor at your elbow. 

As a teacher, I try to cut through a lot of the technical jargon that can be confusing and present this material in plain language that can be easily understood by the beginning student. This class is also good as a refresher course for those who may have had some exposure to welding years ago and want to get up to speed on the latest machines and techniques. We will spend some time with industry catalogs to show you a range of eqiupment from the least expensive hobby welders up to light industrial machines. There is something for everyone’s budget.


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February 18, 2017
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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John Barber Studios
North of Garden Oaks, Houston,