Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Sunday, October 20, 2019
    • Sunday, November 03, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • 1st session: Great-Room, 2nd & 3rd Session: Small-classroom, Class Code: MA102019CS-1
    • 5
    Register

    This six week class is designed to bring the young novice machinist up to speed for using the basic tools of a machine shop. We will cover the following topics:

    • Proper layout of parts using Calipers, Micrometers squares, and hight gauge. Locating, center punching, and drilling and reaming of holes on flat and cylindrical material.

    • How to cut threads using taps and dies.

    • The construction and use of Jigs and fixtures. 

    • Proper safe use of the milling machine covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Cutting slots and recesses.

    • Precision alignment and drilling of holes.

    • How to setup to do repeatable operations.

    • Proper safe use of the Machinist lathe covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Turning an object down to a specific diameter.

    • Boring out the center to a specific diameter.

    • How to set up to do repeatable operations.

    Instructor: Chris Stanley


    • Sunday, October 20, 2019
    • Sunday, November 24, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class code: MA102019CS-2
    • 0
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    This six week class is designed to bring the young novice machinist up to speed for using the basic tools of a machine shop. We will cover the following topics:

    • Proper layout of parts using Calipers, Micrometers squares, and hight gauge. Locating, center punching, and drilling and reaming of holes on flat and cylindrical material.

    • How to cut threads using taps and dies.

    • The construction and use of Jigs and fixtures. 

    • Proper safe use of the milling machine covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Cutting slots and recesses.

    • Precision alignment and drilling of holes.

    • How to setup to do repeatable operations.

    • Proper safe use of the Machinist lathe covering set up and locating surfaces.

    • Proper cutter selection.

    • Turning an object down to a specific diameter.

    • Boring out the center to a specific diameter.

    • How to set up to do repeatable operations.

    Instructor: Chris Stanley


    • Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Machine Shop, Class Code: MA102219PM
    • 1
    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. 

    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.
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE102319BM
    • 3
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects.

    This class is for those that have completed MIG 1, 2, & 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting class or experience. 

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

    Participants may practice their welding skills or pursue their projects and are encouraged to bring their own project materials. There will be a safety refresher. Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this assisted studio.  
    • There is an additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (or 16''x16" sheet, filler wire, gas, consumables and recycling.
    • 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. 

    Teacher/Monitor:  Bob Mathisrud has 20+ years’ experience as a stationary operating engineer for national recognized bakeries.  He is active in BARN's welding shop, sheetmetal shop, machine shop, ETA studio and Wood studio.

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



    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 4
    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, October 24, 2019
    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: MA102419DH
    • 3
    Register

    Join us for this three-session class to design your Delta game “board” and pins in Fusion 360, and then produce your design on the CNC Mill and CNC Lathe.

    What’s the Delta game? It’s a board-game in the shape a triangle with 15 holes and 14 pins… jump a pin and remove it until only one pin remains. We’ll work through the geometry of the triangle with some given parameters, sketch the design and extrude it to make the solid in Fusion 360, and do the same with the pin. You’ll perfect your design over the coming week (the instructor will be available to support you in completing your homework). Then we’ll use your design to produce g-code within Fusion 360, load that into the CNC machines, and cut your parts. This will be a fast-paced class, but it will be fun too.

    Details:

    • Prerequisites:

      At a minimum, you must be familiar with manual mill and lathe operations. We recommend you take the Intro to CNC Mill and Intro to CNC Lathe classes unless you have prior experience. Please see our calendar here.

    •  Prior experience with Fusion 360, and a laptop with Fusion 360 loaded (download here) and running are requirements for this class

      Please contact the instructor for questions.   
    • There is a $20 materials fee included in the tuition cost.

    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.  

    David@haysys.com



    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 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. 
    • Saturday, October 26, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE102619RA
    Register

    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, October 26, 2019
    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • ETA Studio, Class Code: EL102619CS
    • 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.





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    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME271019EM
    • 0
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    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 the first of a four-part series. The class 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 an hour and a half of hands-on practice and guidance on technique.  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.

    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.

    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.


    • Sunday, October 27, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SM102719LS
    • 3
    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, October 28, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA102819PM
    • 2
    Register

    Learn to cut threads on the Hardinge Lathe

    Threads are one of the most basic ways of joining two pieces. In this class you will learn the basics of cutting (chasing) threads using the Hardinge Lathe. You will be introduced to threading basics and then learn now to set up and cut threads using both dies and actual machine cutting. If there is time you will also be introduced to thread cutting on the Clausing Colchester Lathe.

    One of many reference texts on machine threads can be found here.

    A $10 materials fee has been included in the price of class.

    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.
 

    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • Monday, November 04, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Woodshop Studio, Class Code: WO+MA111319CFK+LS
    • 8


    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Build an elegant wooden pie box with a punched copper top as you gain experience on tools in BARN's Woodworking and Sheet Metal studios.

    In this three-evening class, you will use a table saw, chop saw and other tools to build a pegged box from cypress. You will also create a decorative punched-copper top, which will allow steam to escape as your pie cools, and a stainless steel drawer to hold the pie.

    If you also register for the November Monthly Bakealong: Pumpkin Pie, scheduled for Nov. 26 in BARN's Kitchen Arts Studio, you'll be able to give your freshly baked pumpkin pie a ride home in style.

    Details:

    • Open to people age 14+ who have completed * Woodshop Tool Safety Checkout 1 and * Sheet Metal: Safety and Orientation (free). If you have not taken these classes, please register for them before you sign up for this class. Please see the Woodshop calendar here and the Sheet Metal calendar here.
    • Before the first class, draw the design you want for the perforated metal cover. For ideas, you can search Google images for "punched tin." Make your drawing full scale, allowing at least a 1-inch border around the 12-inch-square metal you will be decorating. You will transfer your drawing directly to the metal. The image shows the type of design that would be suitable. 

    Instructors: Carol Fiedler Kawaguchi will guide the woodworking phase. Linda Sohlberg will head up the metalworking. Carol is a professional furniture restorer. Linda heads BARN's Sheet Metal Studio.

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    Wear close-toe shoes. Avoid dangling jewelry or loose clothing. Long hair must be tied back.



    **Class cancelled per Jeanne due to low enrollment. Registrant has been notified. 10/21 SK**


    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE102119EM
    • 3
    Register

    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. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1 and #2 or MIG or TIG.

    This 3 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.
    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 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. 

    • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA102919JE
    • 3
    Register

    Beginning with a hexagonal aluminum rod you will gain experience making a bolt on our Hardinge lathe. you will practice facing, turning, threading, parting and chamfering operations.

    This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who want additional experience.

    For those that have taken the make a nut class this is your opportunity to finally have a matching bolt.

    There will be a $5 material fee included in the price of class.


    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer, machinist and Inventor . He has been very active in the BARN Metals Fabrication shop and has taught a number of our classes. He works with a number of companies to help them develop new mechanisms and products and improve their existing ones.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com


    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 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. 
    • Saturday, November 02, 2019
    • 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. 
    • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE110519DR
    • 4
    Register

    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 welding is a lower amperage precision arc welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.

    TIG welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for high quality artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG is more demanding technically than MIG.  TIG require the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.)

    This hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series. 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 weld bead.

    The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and proper preparation of materials. 

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

    Details:

    • Additional materials fee of $18 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, November 05, 2019
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA110519CS
    • 4
    Register

    In this 2 session class, you will learn to use Fusion 360 to build a simple three dimensional model of your fidget spinner. Then we will learn how to use fusion 360 to output G code to run cutting paths on the CNC milling machine. Lastly we will cut out the body of your fidget spinner in plastic and insert three bearings into the spinner. Additional bearings can be purchased. Every student will take home a spinner that they have designed and built.


    Details:

    • All levels welcome.
    • Materials fee of $25
    • If you have a laptop with Fusion 360 installed on your computer, you should bring it to class to facilitate workflow.
    Instructor:
    Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop. Contact: cstanley3@mac.com


    • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    • 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, November 07, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE110719EM
    • 4
    Register

    This MIG #2 class is the second of a four part series.  It is the next step once students have completed the MIG Welding Part 1 or the equivalent. (Confirm equivalency with the Studio Lead at henrysharpe@gmail.com).

    This is a hands-on opportunity to refine and practice what was learned in MIG #1. 

    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.

    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


    • Friday, November 08, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH110819CS
    • 3
    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.

    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.

    • Saturday, November 09, 2019
    • 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. 
    • Monday, November 11, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA111119JE
    • 4
    Register

    This class will teach you use a milling machine to perform an operation called pocket machining. The pocket is a rectangular feature that has length width and depth. The skills you will gain are layout, edge finding, setup, milling, use of the digital readout and some shop math.

    This class is most suitable for those that have had at least one other hands on class.

    There will be a $5 material fee included in the price of class.

    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer, machinist and Inventor . He has been very active in the BARN Metals Fabrication shop and has taught a number of our classes. He works with a number of companies to help them develop new mechanisms and products and improve their existing ones.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com


    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME112119DH
    • 1
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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.

    It is best to have taken one of the manual Lathe classes ( Make a Hammer, 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. 

    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: Peter Moseley metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 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 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, November 14, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME111419JL
    • 4
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    This TIG welding class is an opportunity to dive deeper into TIG and to improve your skills under the eyes of a highly versatile welder and skilled teacher.  The class is for students who have had TIG #1 and TIG #2.  It will focus more on technique than fabrication. 

    • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod that has been included in the cost of class.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes.  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    Instructor: 

    Jeremy Loerch is both a skilled welder and a skilled teacher with a strong reputation for his own programs and Park Department welding programs.  He also teaches forging (blacksmithing) and knife making for BARN.

    Additional Contact:  Henry Sharpe at henrysharpe@gmail.com



    • Thursday, November 14, 2019
    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME111419DH
    • 4
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    Prerequisite: Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent.

    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate BARN’s CNC Mill, and is the requisite for ongoing CNC classes. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with the details of the machine understand motion on the X, Y, & Z axes that define the work envelope, how to hold material, various cutting tools, and the Standardized Tool Library and height 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. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    A materials fee of $10 is included in the price of the class.

    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: Peter Moseley metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • 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. 
    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • Sunday, November 17, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE111619CG
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    This is a three session class aimed at beginners and novices. No previous welding experience is necessary. If you are experienced and want to build your own furniture please let Henry Sharp or Carla Grahn know and we can put together a more advanced class.

    This class will focus on the fundamentals of furniture fabrication from design through construction. The teaching project will be a small table very similar to the pictures (but with a wood inset top).

    These are fundamentals that you will use over and over. They include:

    • Basic design and feasibility
    • Using measuring tools effectively,
    • Making a mitered box out of angle iron or tubing,
    • Squaring it up,
    • Using clamps and jigs,
    • Determining how and where to weld for structural integrity, 
    • Preparing for the weld,
    • Putting it together step by step,
    • Grinding 
    • There will also be a discussion of finishing and embellishments.

    This class includes material similar BARN's MIG #1, #2, #3 and #4 and is an ample introduction to welding with the added satisfaction of completion of a nice project.  An inset wood top is included in the project.  DIY for those who want to or directly assisted for those who do not. See OPTIONAL session below.

    • In session one of this class you will do design, cutting, learn basic welding skills and create the top frame.
    • In session two of this class you will be focusing on clamping, welding and abrasives.
    • You have the option of cutting a wood top for your table by attending a morning session in our woodshop (from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) to prepare the wood top. Assistance will be provided for students who haven’t taken the tool safety checkout classes required for use of specific tools in the woodshop. You will then return to the welding studio in the afternoon to complete clamping, welding and working with abrasives. 

      The BARN woodworking studio will be available for making wooden inserts. 

    Assisted studios are available to finish projects if necessary. Please see our calendar.

    Class details: 
    • Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.
    • A $25 materials fee for steel, gas, filler wire and abrasive discs is included in the price of class.  A choice of three species of wood for the tops is included.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

    Instructor Bio:  Carla Grahn has a 30 year history of metalwork and mixed media, including; sculpture, furniture, installations and sites-specific architectural pieces, both public and private.  She has been teaching Creative Metalworking and Introduction to Welding at Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle for 23 years. Her style is broad and she thrives on discovering/exploring new techniques and combinations of materials. Her work is visible on her web site:  
    www.carlagrahn.com

    • Monday, November 18, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME111819EM
    • 4
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    This class is the second in the TIG welding series to be taken after the TIG #1 class.  It will progress from making a basic TIG bead to the techniques and practice required to make TIG welded joints.  The class will focus on how to perform different kinds of TIG welds – butt, lap, “T”, corner, and edge. 

    TIG welding requires more dexterity and practice than MIG welding.  Students are encouraged to use open studios to practice their technique and develop confidence.

     The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the TIG welding process in performing different welds.  

    • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod that has been included in the cost of class.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes.  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Prerequisite TIG #1.

    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


    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE110919HS
    • 3
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