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Metal Lathe SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

The lathe is used to create detailed cylindrical or tapered objects in plastic or metal. In this Safety and Basic Use course (SBU), learn the basic operations of metal turning on the lathe to safely select speeds, select and change cutting tools, use the digital readout, and secure work to make accurate cuts. Explore the theory of how to choose the...

Basic Metal Shop SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal...

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MIG Welding SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use a basic metal inert gas (MIG) welder with solid wire and shielding gas to create quality weld beads on steel up to 1/2" thick. This semi-automatic method of welding (continuous consumable wire feed), also called GMAW (gas metal arc welding) and...

Sunday Oct 22nd, 9am

TIG Welding SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Welding is the process of fusing materials together. Learn how to use the basic TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding equipment in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Get started creating quality weld beads on mild steel. While this class practices on thin steel, the TIG welder is capable of welding material up to 1/2” thick.  With extensive...

Ironworker and Bender SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to safely use the Edwards ironworker. Save time and effort with this highly versatile and powerful tool that shears steel plate (up to 5/8" thick), punches holes (up to 1-1/6" diameter in 5/8" thick steel), notches, and shears angle iron (up to 1/4" x 4" x 4") and round stock. Don’t get held back with...

Monday Oct 23rd, 5pm

Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn to safely work with sheet metal to form curved shapes in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Receive hands-on practice with the slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Practice these basics techniques and create motorcycle gas tanks, fenders, curved panels, and more!...

Tuesday Oct 24th, 5pm

Leather Post Bound Book

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this spinoff from our Bookbinding 2: Post Binding class, students will make a custom leather bound book with as many pages as they want! The instructor will guide students through personalizing the covers of their books by laser etching a favorite quote, design, or picture onto leather. The class will then bind their books together with metal posts....

Thursday Oct 26th, 5pm

Sand Blasting and Powder Coating SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Powder coating is a durable, simple to apply, easy to clean up, product. It is inexpensive, and more environmentally friendly than paint, as it has no VOCs and no solvents are used. The final product is more durable than paint, and powder is available in many colors and finish types.  The sand blaster can be used on metal, wood, glass, mirror,...

Saturday Oct 21st, 3:30pm

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Metals III

at Jewelryclassdc LLC - Truxton Circle
52 O St NW Ste 105, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Take your jewelry to the next level with properly executed diamond setting! Focusing on jewelry embellishment using small gems and hand engraving, learn how to properly prepare, sharpen, and handle gravers. Instructor, Bryce Dexter, showcases a range of stone setting techniques including bead, channel, shared and split prong, and pave. Students have...

$545

10 sessions

Wednesday Dec 6th, 6pm

Plastic Bending and Welding Basics

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn how to use a strip welder to fuse pieces of ABS, styrene, polyethylene and nylon. Bend it, cement it and polish. Make it exactly the way you want!  Kids and young adults (8 to 17 years of age) can work on projects under the direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian

$100
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TIG Welding 2 - Aluminum

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

After completing the TIG Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, you can try your skills in a different material. Aluminum has characteristics that require specific equipment setup, metal preparation, and torch operation. In this class, you will practice specific joints and improve weld bead quality under the guidance of an instructor. Lap, butt, corner,...

$150
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Sheet Metal Basics SBU

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Learn to safely use the tools most commonly needed to work with sheet metal. Get first-hand experience using the hydraulic shear, turret punch, slitting shear, corner notcher, finger brake (also called a box brake or pan brake) and spot welder in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Gain the knowledge to shear (cut), fold, bend, and punch holes in...

$100
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Advanced Metal Lathe - Knurling and Threading

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Using a metal lathe to create custom threads for bolts, nuts or any custom application can seem like a daunting and complex machining operation.  This class breaks down the process and clearly explains the concepts and techniques of threading. You will learn about the different types of tools used for threading, anatomy and nomenclature of threads,...

$150
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Advanced Sheet Metal

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Advanced sheet metal is taking sheet metal to the next step. This class will build a small box with a hinged lid from mild sheet steel. A more intricate pattern is used in this design and multi-part construction will be discussed during class. The top edges of the box have been reinforced to make them stiffer and less sharp. You will leave class...

$100
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Carbon Fiber Basics

at TechShop DC-Arlington - Arlington
2110-B Crystal Dr, Arlington, Virginia 22202

In this class, you will learn the basics of carbon fiber layup, then combine raw carbon fiber cloth, a strengthener and 2-part, high-strength epoxy to make your very own carbon fiber key fob and take it home with you. This class focuses on the "compression molding" technique of carbon fiber fabrication, which you can easily use to make your own custom...

$100
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