Metal 101: Cut, Drill, Grind

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Date & Time: Sundays, June 16, 2019 - June 23, 2019
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 WorcShop Members / $120 Non-Members
Sponsored by: The WorcShop
Description: This is a 2 session class happening on 2 consecutive Sundays from 3-6 PM
Session 1: Sunday, 6/16/19, 3-6 PM
Session 2: Sunday, 6/23/19, 3-6 PM
Ticket sales END: 6/12/19 @ 11:30 PM

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 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!
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Created: May 6, 2019 at 1:07 PM

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