Metal 101

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Date & Time: Saturday, January 11, 2020
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult, Elders
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The WorcShop
243 Stafford Street
Worcester, MA 01603
Cost: 100-120
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This is a 2 session class happening on 2 consecutive Saturdays from 3-6 PM
Session 1: Saturday, 1.11.20 3-6 PM
Session 2: Saturday, 1.18.19, 3-6 PM
Ticket sales END: 1.7.2020

Course Description:
Metal 101 is a great baseline for general shop use and a prerequisite for welding, well discuss material selection and identification, how to choose the right tools to cut and shape it, and safely and effectively finish parts. Along the way, well touch on keystone concepts of machine tools and their operation. This is a two session class, comprised of 3-hour segments, the first being explanatory as well as hands-on, and the second to demonstrably put the skills to practical use and answer follow up questions.

Completing the course will provide the student with the skills and signoff needed for the proper use and care of the following tools
Abrasive Cut-off saw
Horizontal band saw
Drill press
Power drills
Angle Grinder
Bench Grinders

Session 1 will cover:
Formal training from the instructor who will demonstrate safe and successful usage of each tool, describe and demonstrate best practices, and inform the class of unsafe/undesirable outcomes.
"Material selection/identification"
"Ferrous vs nonferrous cutting tools"
"Watch out for rotating bits"
"What is a pinch point and how can it maim me?"
Each student will have hands-on time with each tool under supervision.

Session 2 will cover:
Evaluation - students will be tested and checked off with supervision from the instructor -
Students have the option to stay later in order to participate in peer review.
Learn how to pick the right saw for the job, how to drill holes, and how to grind the burrs down.
A quick introduction to the staples of metalworking and the perfect warm-up to welding.
This class covers safety requirements, operation, and adjustment of the following tools:
- Abrasive saw
- Horizontal band saw
- Selecting a cutting tool
- Safe work holding
- Drill press
- Power drill
- Understanding RPM
- Selecting bits
- How do I grind this?
- Inside tubes?
- Angle Grinder
- Bench Grinders

Minimum Enrollment: 2 / Maximum Enrollment: 6

Requirements include:
Appropriate shop attire
Nonflammable clothing, esp cotton or natural fibers
Closed toed shoes, boots preferred
Hair tied back, jewelry stowed
Earplugs recommended
There are no prerequisite classes for METAL 101 as this is the place to start!

HOW TO FIND US! Turn in at the Blue Hive parking lot (233 Stafford St.) drive to the back of the lot and turn right to go behind the building. There will be a large garage door. The entrance to the WorcShop is the door on the right with the blue awning.

FAQs (
What if my class doesn't make min enrollment?
If the class does not reach minimum enrollment, by the date specified in listing (normally 3-7 days prior to the event) it will be canceled. Students will have the option of transferring their ticket to another class or receiving a refund. (Members can pay an additional 50% of the ticket price to take class privately, Non-Members can purchase a second ticket.)
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number & email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.
What's the refund policy?
Please provide us with BOTH a contact number & email to ensure you are properly notified of course changes.
If you cannot make it to class and request a refund no later than 14 days prior, you will be refunded your entire ticket price.
If you request a refund, 3 - 13 days prior to class & your seat is filled by another student you will be refunded 90% of your ticket price.
If the seat remains vacant you will only be refunded 50% of your ticket price.
If you request a refund less than 3 days prior to the event The WorcShop reserves the right to retain the ticket price in full.
If you do not attend, for any reason, The WorcShop retains the ticket price in full. You may take the class at a later scheduled date for 50% off the ticket price (this fee goes entirely to our instructors, to compensate them in full for their time.)
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Classes are open to individuals 18+. Children are welcome to take most intro level WorcShop classes alongside a parent or legal guardian; with a signed waiver. A ticket must be purchased for each person present. No more than 2 children are allowed per adult. If you have any questions about whether a particular class will be suitable for your child please email
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, just provide your name upon arrival.

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Created: December 20, 2019 at 4:14 PM

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