Metalwork: Intro to Welding

Next Available: Wed, 13 Nov 6:00PM
3.0 hours
Book Now (http://makerspaceandco.weteachme.com/l/rYJmSwEr)


See yourself here? Book soon.
2097 people viewed this class.

Whet your welding appetite! When learning a new skill it is always best to start with the fundamentals, and for welding that is the MIG. This 3-hour taster class will introduce you to the process of welding and then give you some hands on experience running beads.

 This session will mix theory, demonstrations and hands on welding time. You will discuss fillet joints, butt joints and lap joints and practice running beads.

We Will Cover:

  • The different welding machines available on the market and the pros and cons associated with each machine
  • Safety considerations UV Rays, Burns, electrocution
  • Thorough introduction to the MIG and what all the dials are.
  • Choosing the right wire for the job
  • Introduction basic joints

Your teacher, Shane Wells is a knife making enthusiast, blacksmith and self proclaimed jack of all trades. Soon to apply for membership of the Australian Knifemakers Guild he is a regular face at knife shows around Australia and the Australian Blade Symposium. Having left high school to pursue his own passions, Shane finds it hilariously ironic that he is now a well regarded teacher in his own right. He has managed workshops for the past 7 years and s a wealth of knowledge on everything from propmaking to steel fabrication to resins and fibreglassing.

PLEASE NOTE when booking a class with MakerSpace &company you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:

Student age 

MakerSpace is an 18+ facility, and our classes and facilities are designed for adults.

The reality is that MakerSpace is simply not set up to accommodate children. For further information please click here:  http://makerspace.org.au/book-classes/faq/

Disabled access 

Unfortunately our new space cannot offer suitable wheelchair access. We are currently working on improving our facilities to make them accessible for all. 


We have very limited parking spaces on Gerald Street so if you're driving here please allow time to look for parking on our street or nearby streets.

Students must wear covered shoes, have long hair tied back and wear appropriate safety gear when using equipment.  All students will be shown how to use appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).

 MakerSpace &company and its tutors will provide training in how to use all equipment and relevant machinery and tools to students during the course.  It is essential that no equipment or machinery be used while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 While all care will be taken, it is the responsibility of the student to follow all instructions and use all the equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

+ More
What you will learn
  • The different welding machines available on the market and the pros and cons associated with each machine
  • Safety considerations UV Rays, Burns, electrocution
  • Thorough introduction to the MIG and what all the dials are.
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach.

What to bring
  • Just your enthusiasm!
What to wear


Appropriate for

Open to everyone interested!

Terms & Conditions


 Refunds: MakerSpace requires a minimum of 5 days (or 120 hour) notice in writing to receive a 75% refund for change of mind. If you miss this window, we recommend you gift (or sell) your place to someone who will use it and love it. Class places are fully transferable. Email hello@makerspace.org.au

 Cancellations: We rarely cancel classes, but occasional things come up beyond our control. Our classes are very small to ensure you have a great learning experience, but we need a minimum of 4 students to run most of our classes. If a class is cancelled, we will get in touch by phone or email, and discuss your options which include refund, credit or transfer to another date. 

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

+ More
2 Reviews
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

21 July 2019 • Metalwork: Intro to Welding

Great course


16 July 2019 • Metalwork: Intro to Welding

Shane was a great teacher. He was patient and allowed us all to work at our own pace.