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.
$895 tuition + $245 materials
*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.