Metal Fabrication for the Woodworker: Hardware Focus with Matt Burney April 25 - 29, 2022

about this workshop

In this fast-paced course, students will receive instruction and hands-on experience in a vast array of metal fabrication processes. Techniques covered will be MIG and TIG welding, manual and CNC plasma cutting, machining on a mill and lathe, oxy-acetylene cutting and brazing, bending and shaping, material selection and finishing options. Students will learn safe and effective use of the angle grinder, drill press, bandsaw and many other specialty tools. Emphasis will be placed on MIG welding technique, priceless tricks of the trade and safety. Students will leave with the confidence to add custom metalwork to their next wood project, and some custom hardware as a testament to their new skill set.

Unique Instructor Matt Burney

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$895 tuition + $245 materials

Key Points:
*Material selection and layout
*Precision cutting, drilling, and machining with mill/lathe
*MIG welding basics and skill development
*Manual and CNC Plasma and oxy-acetylene torch skills
*TIG welding basics and skill development
*Abrasive selection and blending welds/joints
*Fabrication with tubing, sheet and solid stock
*Survey of finishing options (patina, plating, powdercoat, etc.)

Workshop Days: Monday to Friday
Instruction Time: 8:00am – 6:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.



Metal Fabrication for the Woodworker: Hardware Focus with Matt Burney April 25 - 29, 2022


Availability: Open

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A special note about our photos:

We have taken HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of photos over the years of our students, instructors, and staff — during classes, after classes, and at various gatherings. Throughout this brochure and on our website, you will see many photos that were taken prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Images of people without masks or not practicing social distancing were taken before the pandemic and before the safety practices were implemented. Please rest assured, we follow all of the safety precautions and guidelines mandated by our local and state health officials. Community means everything to us —we aim to provide a safe environment for all who teach and learn at MASW. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our practices, or would like more detailed information about the school’s health and safety guidelines, please do not hesitate to call or email us!