Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Saturday, February 16, 2019
    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL021619CS
    • 3
    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-controled 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.

    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, February 20, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS022019PM+
    • 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. 

    Please register for each Wednesday's Open Studio you would like to attend so we know how many will be attending.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022119HS
    • 3
    Register

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

    This class is for those that have complete MIG 1, 2, and 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting experience. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication in MIG or TIG. (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.
    • An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (on hand), filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price.
    • 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:  Henry Sharpe  Henry is an amateur welder and active the the Metal Fabrication Group at BARN.  He is the studio lead for welding.

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



    • Thursday, February 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA022119JL
    • 6
    Register

    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio Time 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. 

    BARN members must register and pay a $10 studio use fee to attend an Alchemy Open Studio. BARN guests will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 

    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.


    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.


    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
    OrPeter Moseley, Metal Fabrication Chairman, metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org,  650-224-9615


    • Friday, February 22, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH011819CS
    • 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: Chris Stanley Model Maker, Educator He folds a mean piece of metal.

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley 

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME022319PM+
    • 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 Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Saturday Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE022319RA

    Fix-It Saturday  (FREE -- Members & Guests)

    This Open Studio 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. This open studio is free and open to members and non-members.

    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) 

    Peter Mosley:  Peter is retired mechanical engineer who has had own metal machining work shop. (pmose268@gmail.com) 

    Chris Stanley: Model maker, educator, artist.  Chris is a "Jack of all trades".  Reportedly, he can fix anything except a broken heart. (cstanley3@mac.com

    • Saturday, February 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022319EM
    • 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 hands-on introduction to MIG welding covers the first two classes of a four-part series.  It is a 3 ½ hour class. Class size is 4 people facilitating 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 set up process.

    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 3 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld beads, different types of welds including butt, lap, “T”, edge, and corner welds.  Mentoring will be from a professional welder.

    At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a variety of weld beads, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads.  Students will progress to simple welded pieces.

    Details:

    • There is an additional $18 materials fee for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  
    • There is no heat in the Welding Studio -- dress warmly.

    Instructor Bio:  Erin Munter   (erinmunter@gmail.com)
    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: Studio Lead -- Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)

    • Monday, February 25, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA022519CS
    • 3
    Register

    In this class you will be introduced to the components of the tool room lathe; safety issues, and how to use the lathe to make various types of shapes. During the class you will make a pretty and functional spinning top to take home.



     

    Instructor Bio: 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

    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022619HS
    • 4
    Register

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

    This class is for those that have complete MIG 1, 2, and 3 OR previous welding OR plasma cutting experience. 

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication in MIG or TIG. (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.
    • materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (on hand), filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price.
    • 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:  Henry Sharpe  Henry is an amateur welder and active the the Metal Fabrication Group at BARN.  He is the studio lead for welding.

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



    • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA022619JE
    • 4
    Register

    While building a nut and preparing a threaded rod you will gain experience with our lathe and mill. You will also practice layout, facing with the mill, drilling, taping, adjusting a four jaw chuck, using the cut off saw, and filing a chamfer. 

    This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who are fairly new to the shop and wish to gain experience.

    You will not only get a chance to gain confidence in using our shop tools, but have a lovely square nut that spins freely on your threaded rod demonstrating your proficiency with threading.

    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, February 27, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022719HS
    • 1
    Register

    This is a workshop open to those interested in becoming Monitors for the Welding Studio. It is a familiarization and practice session so that prospective Monitors are comfortable with the range and use of equipment in the Welding Studio. Training will be provided in safety protocols and Welding Studio operating procedures.

    Prospective monitors should be safety conscious BARN members and sufficiently skilled welders to be able to assist open studio participants who have undertaken welding classes and are developing their skills. Prospective monitors need not be skilled or practiced in all types of welding. Monitors will be able to guide open studios that are limited to a single type of welding.

    This class is free but please register.

    Prospective monitors should contact the Welding Studio Lead (Henry Sharpe at henrysharpe@gmail.com) or the Metal Fabrication Steering Committee Chair  (Peter Mosley at pmose268@gmail.com) when considering registering for this workshop.

    The goal of this and similar workshops is to develop a cadre of Welding Studio Monitors to support the growth of the Welding Studio and facilitate Assisted Studios for Barn Members and participants. 

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Participants must wear long sleeve and long pants in natural fibers, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.


    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS022719PM+
    • 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. 

    Please register for each Wednesday's Open Studio you would like to attend so we know how many will be attending.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA, Class Code: WE120118JL
    • 4
    Register

    Blacksmithing is heating pieces of wrought iron or steel until the metal becomes soft enough for shaping with hand tools, such as a hammer, anvil and chisel. Heating generally takes place in a forge fueled by propane, natural gas, coal, charcoal, or oil.

    This Basic Blacksmithing Class is a 2-session class of three hours each. These two three hour hands-on class allow you to learn basic techniques such as drawing, bending, and twisting and then advance to splitting, scrolling, and punching. You will be able to design, complete and take home simple projects such as bracelets, triangles, hooks, spoons, tools and more.  The class will include an introduction to heat treating if appropriate for the projects undertaken. 

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

    Session 1:

    • Safety and good practice
    • Discussion of “smithing” and the 5 main types: forging (sometimes called "sculpting"), welding, heat-treating, and finishing
    • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
    • Hands on drawing, bending, practical applications and beginning projects
    • Personal project design for next session

    Session 2:

    • Practicing drawing by using forge, anvil, and hammers to create a traditional Viking bracelet, spoons, forks, and various other items
    • Combining processes through forge work.
    • Individual student projects
    • Short demonstration of Oxy/Acetylene torch and use of the “rosebud” in metal forming

    Class Goals:

    • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, heat treatment and metal forming
    • Learn to bend, shape, drift and draw steel through traditional methods
    • Develop an understanding of traditional tools used in the blacksmithing trade including a forge, hammers, anvil, etc.

    Details:

    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing 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. 

    Instructor: 

    Jeremy Loerch is a successful small business owner of Monkey Wrench Fabrication studio, focused on original pieces made from all types of metal. Expertise includes teaching and curriculum development for youth, as well as adult programming. Contact:  jeremy_loerch@hotmail.com or (206) 992-8509

    Further Contact:

    Henry Sharpe, BARN Welding Studio Lead, henrysharpe@gmail.com
    or (206) 708-0561


    • Thursday, February 28, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH022819CS
    • 3
    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.


    • Friday, March 01, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME030119EM
    • 1
    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 lower amperage precision arc welding process particularly useful in 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 class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. There is a brief introduction to TIG welding theory and proper preparation of materials. Each student will go through the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. 

    There will be two plus hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch manipulation.  At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a TIG weld bead for different joints.
    • 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 shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes.  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    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


    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME030219PM+
    • 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 Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Saturday Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, March 02, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030219DG
    • 2
    Register

    Back By Popular Request

    Experience what you can do with gas welding under the tutelage of a master artisan. It is like drawing in 3-D with fire and metal.

    Oxy/Acetylene welding uses gas and welding rod to create structures or join materials.  A gas mixture is used to create a molten pool to which filler material is added by hand to create a weld of build up sculptural material.  It can be the most creative of the welding processes.

    The class is a full day – 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:30.  The morning session is devoted to explanation of the Oxy/Acetylene process, safety, proper use of tools, and hands-on development of technique.  From 10:30 to noon, you will be forming and shaping metal rods using the torch. By afternoon 1:00 – 4:30 (if not before) you will be using what you learned and practiced to create a piece or pieces of your own design and imagination.

    This class is also being offered on Sunday, March 3. To register for that class, click here.

    Oxy/Acetylene processes are also applicable to heating and bending, brazing, flame treating (coloring), and cutting (ferrous) metals.  Understanding and proficiency using Oxy/Fuel is essential to having a full range of skills in the welding studio.

    There is a $25 materials fee for gas and filler rod that is included in the tuition.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    Feel welcome to bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator to store lunches and drinks. 


    Instructor Bio:
    David Gonzalez began his craft in the steel and welding trade 18 years ago in his hometown of Albuquerque, NM. And almost began dabbling in metal art.

    His passion for knowledge and skills on the process of transforming metal into art began to grow into metal alchemy.  In San Diego, he created his business Iron Insanity, and continued growing his knowledge and passion for his art. After a stint in British Columbia, Dave ended up in Portland and eventually set himself up in a studio and teaching space full time to transform metal into art. 

    Today, Dave collaborates with other talented artists as a member within the Pacific Northwest Sculptors group. He has received five awards for his sculptures at the Curious Gallery exhibition held in Portland Oregon, and has provided metal art to other local establishments.  He is one of the artists Wells & Verne showcases where he shows and sells his custom jewelry and sculptures.

    Email: artist@davegonzosculpture.com Phone: 503-270-9394

    Alternative Contact:  Henry Sharpe, henrysharpe@gmail.com, 206 708-0561

    See examples of instructor Dave Gonzo’s work at:  

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/large-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/table-top-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/wall-sculpture/


    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030319DG
    • 2
    Register

    Back By Popular Request

    Experience what you can do with gas welding under the tutelage of a master artisan. It is like drawing in 3-D with fire and metal.

    Oxy/Acetylene welding uses gas and welding rod to create structures or join materials.  A gas mixture is used to create a molten pool to which filler material is added by hand to create a weld of build up sculptural material.  It can be the most creative of the welding processes.

    The class is a full day – 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 – 4:30.  The morning session is devoted to explanation of the Oxy/Acetylene process, safety, proper use of tools, and hands-on development of technique.  From 10:30 to noon, you will be forming and shaping metal rods using the torch. By afternoon 1:00 – 4:30 (if not before) you will be using what you learned and practiced to create a piece or pieces of your own design and imagination.

    This class is also being offered on Sunday, March 3. To register for that class, click here.

    Oxy/Acetylene processes are also applicable to heating and bending, brazing, flame treating (coloring), and cutting (ferrous) metals.  Understanding and proficiency using Oxy/Fuel is essential to having a full range of skills in the welding studio.

    There is a $25 materials fee for gas and filler rod that is included in the tuition price.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    Feel welcome to bring a bag lunch. We have a refrigerator to store lunches and drinks. 


    Instructor Bio:
    David Gonzalez began his craft in the steel and welding trade 18 years ago in his hometown of Albuquerque, NM. And almost began dabbling in metal art.

    His passion for knowledge and skills on the process of transforming metal into art began to grow into metal alchemy.  In San Diego, he created his business Iron Insanity, and continued growing his knowledge and passion for his art. After a stint in British Columbia, Dave ended up in Portland and eventually set himself up in a studio and teaching space full time to transform metal into art. 

    Today, Dave collaborates with other talented artists as a member within the Pacific Northwest Sculptors group. He has received five awards for his sculptures at the Curious Gallery exhibition held in Portland Oregon, and has provided metal art to other local establishments.  He is one of the artists Wells & Verne showcases where he shows and sells his custom jewelry and sculptures.

    Email: artist@davegonzosculpture.com Phone: 503-270-9394

    Alternative Contact:  Henry Sharpe, henrysharpe@gmail.com, 206 708-0561

    See examples of instructor Dave Gonzo’s work at:  

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/large-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/table-top-sculpture/

    http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/wall-sculpture/


    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Electronic & Technical Arts
    Register

    Join others who are learning to use Fusion 360, a program that BARN participants can use to design projects for the new CNC router in the Woodworking Studio, the CNC milling machine or plasma cutter in Metal Arts, or the 3D printers in Electronic & Technical Arts. 

    The users group meets from noon to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of each month to give people a time and place to work on their Fusion projects or simply to develop their Fusion skills. With many people meeting and working together, we’ll be able to share knowledge and increase all of our skillsets. The group is intended as a followup to BARN’s introductory Fusion classes, but people who are learning Fusion on their own are also welcome.

    This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Please register so we know how many will be attending.


    • Monday, March 04, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: SH030419CS
    • 4
    Register

    Tired of cheap flimsy plastic dust pans that always leave that last bit of dirt on the floor? Join us in the Sheet Metal Shop and learn to make your own improved metal dust pan.

    You’ll use a wide range of sheet metal tools including a shear, brake, shrinker, punch and pop rivet tool.

    Details:

    • No prior sheet metal experience is required, although it will be helpful to have taken the two-hour Sheet Metal Safety class.
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for sheet metal.
    • 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: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle.


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    • Monday, March 04, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030419EM
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    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    This hands-on introduction to MIG welding covers the first two classes of a four-part series.  It is a 3 ½ hour class. Class size is 4 people facilitating 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 set up process.

    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 3 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld beads, different types of welds including butt, lap, “T”, edge, and corner welds.  Mentoring will be from a professional welder.

    At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a variety of weld beads, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads.  Students will progress to simple welded pieces.

    Details:

    • There is an additional $18 materials fee for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  
    • There is no heat in the Welding Studio -- dress warmly.

    Instructor Bio:  Erin Munter   (erinmunter@gmail.com)
    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: Studio Lead -- Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)

    • Monday, March 04, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Small Classroom at BARN, Class Code MA030419PM
    • 8
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    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.


    Contact: Peter Moseley
    Metal.Lead@BainbridgeBARN.org

    • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030519HS
    • 4
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    *This assisted studio has prerequisites. Please see below.

    This is a Welding Assisted Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects.

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

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication in MIG. (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. Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this assisted studio.
    • There is a materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel (or an 18" x 18" sheet for plasma cutting), filler wire, gas, and consumables.  

    • 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:  Henry Sharpe  Henry is an amateur welder and active the the Metal Fabrication Group at BARN.  He is the studio lead for welding.

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



    • Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA030519CS
    • 2
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    This class is or required to use the CNC (computer controlled) SERVO Milling Machine. Bringing a laptop computer 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.


    • Wednesday, March 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS030619PM+
    • 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. 

    Please register for each Wednesday's Open Studio you would like to attend so we know how many will be attending.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030719HS+
    • 3
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    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    Welding aluminium can be done with either MIG or TIG.  In the case of MIG, aluminium welding requires a spool gun equipped MIG gun.  

    Aluminium welding is generally more delicate or sensitive than welding steel.  This class will be in workshop format providing the participants the opportunity to begin developing aluminium welding skills. There will be two instructors leading the workshop.

    (This class is open to Monitors who wish to practice or familiarize themselves -- providing the class is not fully subscribed.)

    Details:

    • Prerequisite:  Welding experience equal for BARN Introduction to Welding MIG #1 and #2 or TIG #1 and #2 or permission of the studio lead (henrysharpe@gmail.com) is a prerequisite to registering for this class.  
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  Dress warmly, there is no heat n the welding studio.
    • There will be a $20 materials fee for some new materials, gas, filler, and consumables that will be added to the class cost when you register.

    Instructor Bios:

    Dave Roe: Dave is an amateur welder and a principal in the welding studio.  He is also a BARN Board member.

    Henry Sharpe:  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for the welding studio. Contact: HenrySharpe@gmail.com

    • Thursday, March 07, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA030719JL
    • 6
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    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio Time 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. 

    BARN Members and non-Members must register and pay a studio use fee to attend an Alchemy Open Studio.
    BARN Members are $10 and Guests/non-members will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 

    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.

    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.

    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
    OrPeter Moseley, Metal Fabrication Chairman, metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org,  650-224-9615

    • Friday, March 08, 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE
    High school students in grades 9 - 12 are invited to create and hang out at BARN on Teen Nights. Upcoming dates:  April 12, and May 10. Come enjoy free food and drink. Play games in the BARN Commons. Explore a Studio project and learn new skills. Bring friends. Meet new friends.

    No pre-registration is required, although all students will need to sign in and out.

    Questions: contact BARN at 206-842-4475

    Teen Nights are generously funded by a grant from Bainbridge Community Foundation.

    MARCH 8th features:

    Plasma Cutting in the Welding Studio -- The Welding Studio will be open and will be assisting interested teens in hand held Plasma Cutting.  There will be a sign-up sheet to sequence those interested..

    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.
     

    Bead or Leather Wrapped Copper Bracelets in the Jewelry Studio with Chris Eisenberg - With hardware store basics, a handful of beads and a little bit of time you can make this unique and beautiful bangle bracelet. Techniques include metal cutting, hammer texturing, forming, and wire wrapping.


    String Press Painting with Lauren Campbell - Create beautiful original works of art using string dipped in paint, laid out on paper: fold, press, and pull. Each press makes two mirror images. You can make them into cards or cut on the fold for a beautiful piece or art.


    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME030919PM+
    • 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 Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

    Please register for each Saturday Open Studio you would like to attend so we know who is coming.

    Instructor Bio: Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Contact:
    Peter Mosley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Saturday, March 09, 2019
    • Saturday, March 16, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE030919CG
    • 4
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    Introduction to Artistic Welding – “Add and Subtract” – with Carla Grahn

    This is a two session (March 9, March 16,) class aimed at beginners and novices.  No previous welding experience is necessary.  You will learn to MIG weld during this class.

    The sessions focus on using the creative aspects of welding for artistic and creative purposes developed over Carla’s 23 years of teaching at Pratt. 

    From a conceptual point of view, understanding the ability to add material/matter with the MIG and then removing material with abrasives (carving) leaves the possibilities endless.  It expresses how forgiving the material/steel is and how it can be so intensely altered via two techniques; welding and grinding.


    Carla will teach using a particular "project" as an example -- making a bone, either as a sculpture itself, or for use as a handle or architectural element.  Her teaching method is aimed at beginners and novices and focuses on the entire creative process using the MIG gun and grinders.  You will get used to the entire process, the feel of the gun, the dark, the noise, the smell, sculpting with it. The two processes emphasized in this class -- welding and the sanding – adding and subtracting -- totally transform industrial materials into the organic. Carla's techniques are precursors to many projects and applied in numerous ways. You will be free to experiment.

    This class includes material similar BARN's MIG #1 and #2 plus more advanced techniques including heating and bending with the focus on art welding and the creation of artistic pieces.  It is suitable for beginners and more experienced welders. There will be approximately 3 hours of hands-on instruction in each 3 ½ hour session.  

    The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment. Safety and Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    The class costs $165 for members and $215 for guests. A $24 materials fee for steel, gas, filler wire and abrasive discs is included in the price of class.

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.  

    If only one student has registered 3 days before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    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

    Additional Contact: Studio Lead -- Henry Sharpe (HenrySharpe@gmail.com)


    • Sunday, March 10, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL031019NA
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    Nathan Abell will talk about his experience learning to make European style swords as an amateur, using stock removal techniques and limited tools.

    Bring your questions. This is an informal talk with time for Q&A. 

    Free to All, Public Warmly Welcome  Tech Talks are free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. It's just so we can do a better job of setting up. Share a link to this talk with someone who might be interested. 


    Questions?
    Direct any questions to 
    Annette Walker, ETA Studio Lead at eta.lead@bainbridgebarn.org


      About ETA Sunday Tech Talks

      Mark your calendar for the second Sunday of each month when ETA holds a free tech talk. Topics are wide-ranging by design. Free for members and non-members. Contact eta.lead@bainbridgebarn.org to volunteer for a future talk or to share your ideas for an interesting topic.

      April Tech Talk: No tech talk in April. Instead, we'll be open for Sunday Sampler, a BARN-wide event. 


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