Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE021920BM
    • 0
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    In this class you’ll be introduced to BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter and its safe operation. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc. The Plasma Cutter uses the plasma arc under directed air pressure to cut through metal sheet or plate. With this device you can cut patterns from mechanical drawings or images of art work. Just as in BARN’s other metal fab CNC machines, this system is based on the Centroid Acorn controller and has a similar user interface. G-code used to drive the machine can be generated by Fusion 360 from drawings or images, or you can make use of Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode that lets you cut shapes defined by a sequence of cutting operations. 

    This class complements our hand-held plasma cutter classes and focuses on safety, start up and shut down procedures, and cutting simple shapes using the Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode.

    “CNC Plasma Cutting and Fusion 360” (a next-step class in CNC Plasma sequence) will introduce you to creating and importing DXF and SVG files into Fusion 360, or making drawings in Fusion 360, and then use Fusion 360 to generate G-code for the plasma cutter.

    Another next-step class, “Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Basics”, will introduce you to the sheet metal capabilities in Fusion 360 that can then be used to cut parts for sheet metal parts that will be bent and formed.

    Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

    Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!


    • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE021920PM
    • 3
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects or practice their skills.  Registration is required. (If no one has registered 36 hours before the open studio, it will be cancelled.)

    This open studio is for those that have completed an introductory welding or plasma cutting class. 

    Welding Open Studios have been modified as follows:   Free for members ($20 for non-members), i.e., no materials charge.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.  Participants can order their own materials from Pacific Welding/Central Welding (~10 days in advance) and have them delivered to BARN on Thursdays with direct payment to Pacific Welding for materials. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment and safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Please contact Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com) if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this open studio.  
    • Participant must supply their own materials.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

    Monitor:  Peter Mosley

    Welding Shop Contact: Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)



    • Wednesday, February 19, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022020EM
    • 3
    Register

    This MIG Welding #2 class is the second of a multi-part series to refine and practice what was learned in MIG #1.  It is the next step once students have completed the MIG Welding #1 or the equivalent. (Confirm equivalency with the Shop Lead at henrysharpe@gmail.com).

    The class will focus on how to perform different kinds of welds – butt, lap, “T”, corner, and edge.  The goal at the end of the studio is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process in performing different welds.  Students will progress to welded pieces and/or a simple project at the discretion of the instructor.

    Details:

    • The class will review the safety briefing, the introduction to welding theory and materials. 
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment.
    • Students must wear long sleeves and long pants of natural fiber and closed toe shoes of cotton or leather.  No stretch garments. 
    • There is an additional $18 materials fee added when you register.
    • This MIG #2 welding class is limited to 4 participants.  


    Instructor: Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

    Contact: ErinMunter@gmail.com


    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA022020JL
    • 6
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    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio time to work on your own projects at Alchemy Industrial Arts must have taken at least one Blacksmithing class at Alchemy so that they are familiar with the safety protocols, processes and clean up procedures. 


    Details:

    • BARN Members and non-Members must register.
    • Guests/non-members will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 
    • Gloves may not be used around grinding machines. Dust masks are available. It is best if you bring your own eye protection.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  No hoodie ties, necklaces or bracelets. or anything else that can get caught in machinery.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision.  A full refund for non-members will be given (this open studio is free to members).

    Location:  This is an off-site class.        
    Alchemy Industrial Arts
    9392 Wardwell Ave NE

    Bainbridge Island WA 


    Further Contact:

    Jeremy Loerch, Alchemy Industrial Arts, owner, jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com(206) 992-8509
    Or 
    Nathan Abell, BARN Metal Fabrication Monitor, n_abell@yahoo.com, (206) 491-8146
    David Hays, Metal Fabrication Lead metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code SM022120BM
    • 3
    Register

    This is a Sheet Metal Open Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects.  This studio is for those that have had the sheet metal safety class and at least one sheet metal class.   A monitor will be there to promote safe practices .  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Participants are expected to provide their own materials or make arrangements with the monitor beforehand.  There is no materials and consumable fee for sheet metal Open Studio.

    Guests/Non-members: Please register and pay online OR bring the $20 drop in fee with cash or a check made out to BARN.


    Teacher/Monitor: Bob Mathisrud.  Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

     Contact Studio Co-Lead: Chris Stanley / Linda Sohlberg at wyldwooddogs@gmail.com




    Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/21

    • Friday, February 21, 2020
    • Friday, March 06, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA022120CS
    • 4
    Register

    This Class is a deep dive into the CAM (Computer Aided Machining) for milling portion of Fusion 360. A how to that lets you fully utilize the CNC (computer controlled) SERVO Milling Machine. Bringing a laptop computer with Fusion 360 installed is required for this class.

    We will import a 3D CAD file into Fusion360. Prep the file for transfer to the CAM workspace. Discuss the various options for tool path generation including their utility, limitations, and requirements. Options for holding down your work will be presented, including two sided work. You will then have an opportunity to run the rebuilt Servo CNC mill to cut out your part.

    Each student will make their own personalized key chain fob.

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a three-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program in depth. An extensive amount will be spent demonstrating the different types of tool path implementation. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 
    • Types of tool paths
    • Proper fixturing and hold downs
    • How to work with our new control systems

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.


    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012520RA
    • 4
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects or practice their skills.  Registration is required. (If no one has registered 36 hours before the open studio, it will be cancelled.)

    This open studio is for those that have completed an introductory welding or plasma cutting class. 

    Welding Open Studios have been modified as follows:  Free for members ($20 for non-members), i.e., no materials charge.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.  Participants can order their own materials from Pacific Welding/Central Welding (~10 days in advance) and have them delivered to BARN on Thursdays with direct payment to Pacific Welding for materials. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment and safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this open studio.  
    • Participant must supply their own materials.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

    Monitor:  Rob Avery

    Contact Welding Shop Lead: Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)



    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE022220RA
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    Fix-It Saturday  (FREE -- Members & Guests)

    Fix-It Saturday takes advantage of the equipment and skills of the Metal Fabrication group at BARN to meet the challenge of repairing items brought in. Requested repairs should be focused on metal or related electrical projects. Your hands on participation in the "fix-it" process is encouraged.

    See what we can do, what suggestions we can make, or what other avenues you might pursue if a fix is not at hand.

    (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

    Registration is not required. Fix-It Saturday is free and open to members and non-members.

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    Please Note: Fix-It Saturday runs concurrently with an Open Studio available to qualified users. Open Studio users must register and pay the required materials fee for the Open Studio that is also held on this day. Please click here to register.

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    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.

    Participants who plan to weld must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  

    Instructors/Monitors:

    Rob Avery:  Rob is a Monitor in the welding studio; a creative artist, loves to share, coach others and problem solve in creative ways.(avery.rob@gmail.com) 

    Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/21

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
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    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Sunday, February 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SM022320LS
    • 2
    Register

    In this Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear.  You will try your hand with the studio's equipment, all of which is hand operated.  Interested students are advised to attend before you sign up for classes or come to an Assisted Studio.

    This class is free but please register as there is a class size limitation of 4 students. Class size is for safety so the instructor can focus on the presentation and to help students.

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.

    Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley

    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code MA022420PM
    • 4
    Register

    In this class you will learn about basic metal cutting, and the tools in the BARN machine shop studio used for drilling, turning, milling, sawing and grinding. There will be a basic demonstration of what the drill press, lathe, milling machine, cut off saw, band saw and surface grinder do. Throughout, there will be an emphasis on safety issues surrounding these powerful and potentially dangerous machines.

    This class is free but please register so we know how many to expect.

    Instructor:

    Peter Mosely

    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022420HS
    • 2
    Register

    Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools (Free)

    Students will become familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio. Tools covered are the cold saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band". All students should participate in this free Welding: Introduction to Power Tools before signing up for any of our Fabrication Classes (MIG or TIG #3 and #4).

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Open Studios are based on students' ability to safely and comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    This class or prior shop experience is a prerequisite for signing up for Fabrication and Project classes and Open Studios.  Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.

    Details:

    • This class does not cover welding equipment which is covered in MIG and TIG #1 and #2. Please see the Metal Fabrication calendar for these classes.
    • This power tool safety class is free, but please register as class size is limited.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN. 
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  
    If you have questions please contact Henry Sharpe, Welding Shop, HenrySharpe@gmail.com



    Submitted 9-16/Reviewed 9-19/tt

    • Monday, February 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN's Great Room
    • 47
    Register

    BARN Metal Fabrication Annual Meeting

    Monday, February 24th 

    Featured speaker, Jim Henderson

    6-8 PM… yes, that’s dinnertime. So, bring something for yourself to eat. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

    This presentation is free and open to the public. Bring a friend!

    Our featured speaker, Jim Henderson will talk about his 7+ years leading the fitting, testing, and sea trials of Pagoo, Paul Allen’s manned submarine, and its deployment to Octopus, his yacht.

    Following Jim’s presentation will be a short business meeting where we’ll talk about what’s going on in the Welding, Sheet Metal, and Machine shops, as well as the Forge and Foundry shops at Alchemy Industrial Arts.

    If you have any interest in making art in metal, or working a project that requires metal working skills, this event is for you.

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022520DR
    • 2
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects or practice their skills.  Registration is required. (If no one has registered 36 hours before the open studio, it will be cancelled.)

    This open studio is for those that have completed an introductory welding or plasma cutting class. 

    Welding Open Studios have been modified as follows:  Free for members ($20 for non-members), i.e., no materials charge.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.  Participants can order their own materials from Pacific Welding/Central Welding (~10 days in advance) and have them delivered to BARN on Thursdays with direct payment to Pacific Welding for materials. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment and safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this open studio.  
    • Participant must supply their own materials.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

    Monitor:  Dave Roe

    Contact Welding Shop Lead: Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)



    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Machine Shop, Class Code: MA022520PM
    • 3
    Register

    Are you always impressed how some people in the Machine shop can do the the most seemingly difficult things? Come and learn some of Peter's tricks and techniques. You will be amazed and astounded, you might even pick up a few new ideas to use on your own projects.

    In this class you will learn some the the tricks and methods that the instructor uses to make good use of the tools in the shop. Finding centers, tapping techniques, deburring, using the micrometer, using the grinders, work holding etc. 

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad.
    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH022520CS
    • 4
    Register

    Running out of room for all those books you've made in the bookbinding classes? Need an excellent way to show off the book you just published? Need some way to organize your cookbooks on your kitchen counter?

    Come to our sheet metal workshop on making self adjusting bookends usable on any horizontal surface.

    This is an all levels class and is a great introduction for beginning tinsmiths. In this class you will bend, fold, cut, and roll your way to a beautiful set of self adjusting bookends. We will also discuss and demonstrate ways to decorate the flat surface of your bookends.

    A materials fee of $15 is included in the price of class.


    Instructor: Chris Stanley:  Can be found teaching in a number of studios. He is a professional model maker, educator and inventor. He has a wealth of information he loves to share.


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    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.


    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022620BM
    • 1
    Register

    In this class, you’ll learn how to cut useful and interesting shapes out of sheet metal using BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that when combined with directed compressed air will cut through metal in a wide range of thicknesses. You’ll learn how to process image files that can be imported into Fusion 360, or use designs created in Fusion 360, then post-process your work in Fusion 360 to produce G-code that will be used to command the CNC Plasma Cutter where to cut.

    **This class has two prerequisites: “Introduction to the CNC Plasma Cutter” and “Introduction to Fusion 360” or comparable experience. A quick refresh of safety, start up, and shut down of the CNC Plasma cutter will be covered, but you’ll be expected to be familiar with these details. A laptop loaded with Fusion 360 is essential.

    Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327

    Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!


    • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Thursday, February 27, 2020
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME022720DH
    • 0
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    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate the machine shop’s CNC Lathe.

    We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand motion on the Z & X axes in the lathe, various cutting tools, the tool library and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode for the lathe. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of class.
    • It is best to have taken one of the manual Lathe classes (Make a Hammer or Make a Top) before taking this class.
    • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays machine.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Friday, February 28, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022820EM
    • 3
    Register

    MIG or TIG #3 and #4 (or Advanced Skills)

    This Combination Class for MIG or TIG Welding #3 and #4 is designed to efficiently let students complete either MIG or TIG #3 (Fabrication) OR #4 (Project/Practice) in the sequence leading to the use of the welding studio OR as a workshop for those wanting to work on more advanced practice and skills.. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1 and #2 or MIG or TIG.

    This 2 1/2 hour class allows each student to design and work on a project of their choosing under the guidance of a professional welder. Your project should be the culmination of what you have learned in prior classes. 

    Details:

    • Students for #3 should be familiar with shop tools or should take the free course on Introduction to Welding Studio Machine Tools.  Students in #3 will learn to cut and fabricate accurate and sturdy joints leading to the ability to create basic furniture.
    • Students for #4 should design their project, create a cut list and procure their materials. You will find a drawing to be helpful in communicating with the instructor. You can use this as a starting point for a project to be finished later in open studio or on your own.  You will need to bring the materials necessary to work on their project. The class will give you the opportunity to fill any gaps in your welding experience or knowledge and to demonstrate that you have the skills to work independently in the welding studio. 
    • Advanced Skills allows students to advance their skills under the supervision of a professional welder.
    Details:
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for 5 pounds of steel (from what is on hand), filler wire, gas, consumables and recycling included in the price of class.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. 
    • (This class is open FREE to Monitors who wish to practice or familiarize themselves -- providing the class is not fully subscribed.)

    Bio:
    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

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    If only one student has registered 72 hours before the class, the class may be cancelled. 

    • Saturday, February 29, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Sunday, March 01, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030120MH
    • 3
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects or practice their skills.  Registration is required. (If no one has registered 36 hours before the open studio, it will be cancelled.)

    This open studio is for those that have completed an introductory welding or plasma cutting class. 

    Welding Open Studios have been modified as follows:  Free for members ($20 for non-members), i.e., no materials charge.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.  Participants can order their own materials from Pacific Welding/Central Welding (~10 days in advance) and have them delivered to BARN on Thursdays with direct payment to Pacific Welding for materials. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment and safety.  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this open studio.  
    • Participant must supply their own materials.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

    Monitor:  Mike Hansen

    Contact Welding Shop Lead: Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)



    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030320DR
    • 3
    Register

    TIG #1

    TIG welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding.  TIG requires greater hand/eye coordination. TIG require the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture. 

    Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

    The objective of the TIG series is for you to be able to comfortably weld using the TIG process.  At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a good TIG weld bead.

    The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. 

    There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 

    Details:

    • Additional materials fee of $12 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, consumables, and filler rod will be added to your total when you register for class.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    Instructor: Dave Roe.  Dave is an amateur welder and a principal in the Metal Fabrication group at BARN.  He is a Board Member at BARN.


    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA030320PM
    • 4
    Register

    In this class you will learn the many ways to make holes in metal using center drills, drills, step drills, hole saws, punches, the CNC mill, boring on the mill, boring on the lathe.

    Instructor: Peter Moseley

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    • Tuesday, March 03, 2020
    • Tuesday, March 10, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL030320CS
    • 4
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controlled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help. You can download a free trial by clicking here. Look towards the middle of the screen and click on "Create an Account". AutoDesk will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link and go to Download Free Trial. Be sure you choose "Fusion 360 for hobbyists and makers".

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.





    - JGH

    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI, Class Code: WE030420MM
    • 3
    Register

    Use a forge to heat pieces of steel red hot and hammer them into the shape and edge of a knife. Repeat, again and again. Temper and quench. Then grind a final edge. You have a hand made knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

    The knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing. The traditional knife-making class is a three hour hands-on class culminating in completion of a hand made knife.

    The class covers:

    • Safety and good practice
    • Discussion of “smithing”: forging, drawing, heat-treating, and finishing
    • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
    • Shaping and drawing a blank and a blade
    • Heat treating
    • Grinding
    • Drilling or punching and riveting
    • Finishing

    Class Goals:

    • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, metal forming, and heat treatment
    • Learn to draw steel through traditional methods
    • Create a knife blade
    • Understanding heat treating

    Location: This is an off-site class.
    Alchemy Industrial Arts
    9392 Wardwell Ave NE
    Bainbridge Island WA 98110

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    Details:

    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes of either leather or cotton.  Athletic or synthetic shoes and stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Age 14 and up
    • Class size is limited to 4 students to provide good mentoring.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.

    Instructor: 

    Mark McComsey

    Further Contact:

    David Hays, Metal.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org



    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Thursday, March 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA0030520MM
    • 6
    Register

    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio time to work on your own projects at Alchemy Industrial Arts must have taken at least one forging or knife making class at Alchemy so that they are familiar with the safety protocols, processes and clean up procedures. 

    If you your work involves the 72” grinders, you must bring your own 72 x 2” grinding belts available from the following sources:

    https://trugrit.comhttps://www.knifemaking.com and Amazon.

    Details:

    • BARN Members and non-Members must register.
    • Guests/non-members will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 
    • Gloves may not be used around grinding machines. Dust masks are available. It is best if you bring your own eye protection.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  No hoodie ties, necklaces or bracelets. or anything else that can get caught in machinery.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund for non-members will be given (this open studio is free to members).

    Location:  This is an off-site class.        
    Alchemy Industrial Arts
    9392 Wardwell Ave NE

    Bainbridge Island WA 


    Further Contact:

    Jeremy Loerch, Alchemy Industrial Arts, owner, jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com(206) 992-8509
    Or 
    Nathan Abell, BARN Metal Fabrication Monitor, n_abell@yahoo.com, (206) 491-8146
    Or David Hays, Metal Fabrication Chairman, metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org,

    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE030720EM
    • 2
    Register

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    This is hands-on introduction is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

    The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class).  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.

    Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios to practice and to improve their technique.

    Small class size (4) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.

    Details:

    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.   (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that is included in the cost of the class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    Instructor:

    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland, California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

    Contact: ErinMunter@gmail.com

    Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.



    • Saturday, March 07, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.