MIG Welding Class, Beginner to Intermediate Level

November 21, 2020 10am-4:30pm

Do you want to learn or improve your skills at MIG welding? Do you have a MIG welder on your list to Santa this year? Want to get a head start or an early Holiday present?  Come join us for our Beginner to Intermediate level MIG Welding Class on November 21, 2020.  We’ll cover the basics of shop and welding safety; the MIG  process (Metal Inert Gas also called GMAW, Gas Metal Arc Welding); applications and limitations of MIG welding; equipment, set-up, and operation; and get some hands-on practice.

- Working with hot metal requires some precautions - Substantial, closed-toed shoes are required. Long-sleeved shirt or welding jacket are required.  Cotton, wool, or other non-synthetic clothing is preferred - things like nylon or fleece can melt and stick to skin. Leather gloves are required.  Eye and Ear protection are required - we can provide it for $5.00 or you can bring your own.

- Bring your own lunch. We will take a mid-class break. We will have water and ice.
- Minimum age 18 (no exceptions, please).

- If you are buying a ticket for someone else, please let us know who will attend the class and provide contact information so we can best tailor the instruction for the class make-up.

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The Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild and Banton-Smith Center for Blacksmith & Metal Arts has developed the following guideline for resuming activities following the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health (VDH) recommendations and the Orders of the Governor of the Commonwealth. We consider the safety and health of all who participate in our events and activities to be of the utmost importance and highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor the recommendations and orders and communicate with our members and the public as efficiently as possible. We expect and appreciate the cooperation of all who participate in our events and classes to protect the safety and well-being of ourselves and others.
• Instructor will arrive 30 minutes early to ensure workstations are the appropriate distance. The instructor will also disinfect commonly touched surfaces before attendees arrive.
• If you are not feeling well or have traveled out of the country in the last 2 weeks, please stay home and reschedule your ticket for another time.
• ALL people attending MUST sign in with name and contact information.
• Upon entering the class site, temperature checks will be done and anyone with 100.4 degree or greater temperature will be asked to leave.
• Stop and wash hands at bathroom or hand sanitizer.  Sanitizers will be available.
• Everyone needs wear a face covering/mask (The instructor may remove his mask during the class to be heard by attendees)

• Eye and ear protection must be worn in the welding area
• Attendees are responsible for providing their own PPE – Face mask, Welding helmet (if you have one), Safety Goggles or Eye Protection, and ear protection
• Regular Shop Rules apply
• Maintain Social Distancing whenever possible (6+ feet)
• Upon conclusion of class, all equipment will be sanitized with either a bleach mix, alcohol 70% solution, Lysol, or other FDA approved sanitizer.