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Brendan McGuirl

Brendan McGuirl has been a flour miller, landscaper, stone fabricator, mechanic, welder, graduate student, construction project manager, and demolition derby champion. He presently splits his time between managing multi-million dollar construction projects, restoring antique cars, and making world-class pie crust.

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May 2020

Metalworking 102 – Cut, Grind, and Punch!

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$115

Metalworking 102 provides training on the safety and operation of the larger, more useful, and more difficult to operate equipment in the metal shop. We’ll cover the safe and effective use of a number of tools in the shop, including the vertical bandsaw, belt grinder, uni-Hydro Iron Worker and others.

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Basic MIG Welding

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - June 14 @ 7:00 pm
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$120

Class fee: $120 / Materials fee: $30. MIG Welding (Metal Inert Gas Welding) is a simple, versatile arc welding process that is generally considered to be the easiest to learn of the arc welding processes. Our Basic MIG Welding class is designed for the very beginner or for the intermediate welder that needs a refresher.

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CNC Plasma Cutter Table – Drawing, Operation, Parts!

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 5/12/20 - 5/15/20
Artisan’s Asylum, 10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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$300

The most Metal of all the metalworking classes. This class will provide students with the skills needed to operate our CNC plasma cutter - the custom 4'x8' bed, 85-amp Torchmate 2. This killer tool has the capacity to cut 5/8" thick sheet steel at 60% duty cycle, and the capability of cutting through up to 1-1/4" steel with an edge start, as well as doing detail cutting in sheet metal. This tool takes your drawing files and turns them into computer-cut metal, at cut speeds upwards of 220 inches per minute.

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