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Metal Area Qualification
Tuesday 9/21, Wednesday 9/22, & Thursday 9/23 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm each day
Attendance is required for all three days (plus a practicum day arranged with the facilitator).
Cost: Public $220
Minimum 3/Maximum: 6 participants (please note: if attendance does not meet minimum, class will be rescheduled)
Practicum date to be scheduled on an individual basis with the facilitator.
Metal Area Qualification Class
Open to public – this class teaches you how to use standard metal shop equipment safely. It is not an official or professional certification.
Equipment: drill press, horizontal and vertical bandsaw, chop saw, bench grinder, 3 roll bender, angle grinder, Ironworker (please note MIG Welding is a separate class)
This class qualifies you to use the Forge metal area if you are wanting to become a Forge member. Or, the class is great for anyone wanting to learn how to appropriately and safely use metal working equipment in their own shop.
This is a 3 day workshop. You will then come back to complete your practicum. (*you must attend the practicum if your intention is to join the Forge, must join within 6 weeks of class). Practicum is where you will show that you are proficient in using the equipment without supervision.
There are some machine manuals and videos you can access and review here on our website. There are also some quizzes you will complete after your qualification hands on portion. Do not do the quizzes before the class.
Please dress appropriately for working in the Forge high bay.
- Closed-toe shoes
- No loose draping clothing, ties or strings that could get caught in the machinery
- Tie back long hair
- Wear Safety Goggles in the High Bay
- Natural fiber clothing (no synthetics)
- Bring a water bottle
Please arrive a few minutes early.
It is your responsibility to show up on time for your class. You may not be able to participate if you are late.
Pre-registration required. Class is limited to 6, register early
Any questions? Please email Spark@thecuriousforge.org
COVID precautions are taken at The Forge, per county guidelines, please wear face-covering while in The Curious Forge.
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