Satellite Metalworking

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Ace Monster Toys and the Department of Spontaneous Combustion have collaborated to extend the metalworking capabilities at AMT.

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While AMT has good machining capabilities we wanted to add hot work and more dirty work than our current facilities could handle. Our partnership with the Department of Spontaneous Combustion at American Steel in West Oakland allows us to offer affordable metalworking classes for the community and metal working shop (lab) access for AMT members.

Biz, Rosetta, Don and Brandon in our second program work session with Crafty Rachel (not shown)

Metalworking 101

Frequency: One, two session class per month
Timing: Wednesdays and Thursdays 7pm – 10pm
Class size: 5 students
Cost: $130

April 12th-13th FULL   RSVP May 10th-11th

Learn how to safely applying a range of basic techniques for cutting, shaping, bending, joining and finishing metal in an active shop environment.

Provided materials will all be mild steel and the transfer of these techniques to other metals will be discussed.

Experienced students are welcome to bring in small projects of their own.

• Students must wear closed toed leather shoes, long sleeved shirts, and pants made of cotton, wool, or leather.

• Equipment specific personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided.

• Safety glasses, welding gloves, and hearing protection will be provided for student to keep.

• Some students prefer to have a bandana or cap to protect their hair. Long hair will need to be securely tied back.

• Students should be prepared to get anything they wear dirty and possibly damaged by sparks.

 

Welding 101

Frequency: One, two session class per month
Timing: Wednesdays and Thursdays 7pm – 10pm
Class size: 5 students
Cost: $130

April 26th-27th FULL   RSVP May 24th and 25th

Learn basic arc welding skills with an emphasis on safe work practices in a metal shop environment; oxy-acetylene cutting, shielded metal arc welding (SMAW or stick), gas metal arc welding (MIG or GMAW), and flux core arc welding.

• Students must wear closed toed leather shoes, long sleeved shirts, and pants made of cotton, wool, or leather.

• Welding and cutting specific personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided.

• Students will be given safety glasses, hearing protection, and welding gloves.

• Some students prefer to have a bandana or cap to protect their hair. Long hair will need to be securely tied back.

• Students should be prepared to get anything they wear dirty and possibly damaged by sparks.

Optional texts: “Welding Skills” by Moniz and Miller, “Welder’s Handbook” by Richard Finch

 

Metalworking Lab

Frequency: One, 6 hour session per month

Timing: Last Sunday of the month, 11am to 5pm

Class size: 7 user

Cost: $30 shop fee

RSVP HERE

Open lab for people to apply and/or practice the skills they’ve learned in Metalworking 101 and/or Welding 101. This open lab is also appropriate for experienced users.  Lab will be monitored and assistance available to participants. 

Basic PPE, equipment and some consumables are provided. Bring your own gloves, eyewear and ear protection.

We have a limited amount of raw materials on hand available at cost.  

It is recommended that people pick up additional materials as needed at Granite Expo or USA Metals.