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Metalworking 101 – Cut, Grind, and Drill!

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Class Description
Metalworking 101 will provide the students with the basic training to start working in the Asylum’s metal shop and is the perfect warm-up to Artisan’s welding classes. This class is a survey of and safety training for all for the basic tools in the metal shop.

The class consists of formal training from the instructor who will demonstrate safe and successful usage of each tool, describe and demonstrate best practices, and inform students of unsafe and undesirable outcomes. Each student will have hands-on time with each tool under supervision.

Class Goals 
Each student will learn how to pick the right saw for the job, how to drill holes, and how to grind down the burrs left behind from the saws and drills.

This class covers safety requirements, operation, and adjustment of the following tools:
Abrasive Cut-off Saw
Horizontal Bandsaw
Pedestal Bench Grinder
Angle Grinder
Drill Press
Metalworking hand tool use (file, hacksaw, etc.)

Required Dress Code:

-Cotton clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Avoid synthetics, which will burn/ melt.
-Long sleeves and pants
-Closed-toe shoes
-Something to cover your hair: Elastic, scrunchie, hat, bandana, etc.

Materials Fee
$15; payable to Instructor prior to the start of class. Artisan’s Asylum will provide the needed safety equipment.



This class will not run with fewer than 3 students.


February 1
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Artisan’s Asylum
10 Tyler Street
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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