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Steel Welding Skill Development

Duration: 9 hours
Class Size: 2 people
Price: $230

Improve your MIG and TIG welding skills for steel. In this hands-on class, you will learn and practice weld joints, work preparation, and fabrication through the creation of a steel bookend project which incorporates multiple joint types and material shapes.

In this class, you will learn to:

  • Set up the welding machines

  • Understand uses for different machines and set ups

  • Identify good and bad weld characteristics

  • Develop your welding skills with various joint types and positions

  • Use clamps, jigs and other helpful tools to fabricate with steel

This class is 3 evenings of 3 hours each, with days in between sessions to allow the students to practice on their own.


What to wear:

  • Natural fiber clothing (cotton, denim)

  • Long pants

  • Closed-toe shoes (no sandals)

  • Long hair must be pulled back from the face. A welding hat, bandana, or hood will help protect your hair from sparks.

  • Bring your reading glasses, if you use them.

Other safety gear, which we provide or you may bring your own:

  • ANSI Z87 safety glasses or goggles

  • Welding helmets

  • Gloves

  • Welding jackets

Instructor: Lauka Michalowski.
Lauka has been welding and fabricating professionally since 2012 and earned an associates degree from Washtenaw Community College’s welding and fabrication department. At a variety of work sites and shops, she has gained experience with production fabrication, custom build projects, and artistic sculpture. Most of her free time is spent at a private shop creating art.


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