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Each Friday from 10:00-noon, Metal-Fab is hosting its Tidy-Friday event where we clean the shops and do maintenance on equipment. If you’d like to participate, we’d like your help! It's a great way to get involved with Metal Fabrication and enjoy some social time.
Contact: David Hays at Metal.Lead@bainbridgebarn.org
Work on your project during the Welding/Sheet Metal Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.
A trained monitor is present. Open Studio is, however, not like a class where instruction can be given.
Work on your project during Machine Shop Open Studio. Use studio tools and equipment, or check out what's going on, talk shop and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.
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.
Missing the comradery of the Metal Fabrication’s open studios, or have a fabrication challenge? Until Kitsap County gets approved for Phase 3, please join us virtually via Zoom in BARN’s Metal-Fab Studio for an Online Open Studio.
We are offering virtual open studios every Wednesday evening to observe folks figuring how to work their projects, and ask questions of the monitor. Check out what's going on, talk shop, and hang out. It's maker time for enthusiasts of varying skill levels and interests.
Learn how to work with metal this summer, or build on your metal-working skills! You'll use your imagination to combine scrap parts to make a 'pet' to take home - a dog, cat, bunny, turtle, or whatever you dream up.
In this four-day class, you'll begin with a safety briefing in our welding and sheet metal shop, then you will learn how to use all the tools you'll need to prepare and build your creations: cutters, grinders, vices, and spot welders.
Next it's time for you to practice your skills and make your own unique creations with old silverware and other scrap metal parts that have been collected.
This is a great chance to have fun and learn some new skills this summer!
Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back. This is a strictly enforced safety policy. Thank you!
Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross-trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.
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**This event will be live streamed via Zoom.**
Hosted by Membership Coordinator Jen Primm.
An open forum of discussion for BARN Members to gather and chat every second Wednesday of the month. Jen may bring topics of conversation to the meeting.
Members, please register here to receive the Zoom link right away. It will be sent to the email address you used to register. A reminder email will also be sent one day prior to the event.
This event will be conducted via Zoom. For a great video on how to use Zoom, watch this tutorial. Please make sure you have the most current version of the Zoom software.
The BARN Member newsletter is emailed the fourth Wednesday of the month. The link to join is also provided in that monthly newsletter about a week prior to the event.
If you have questions, please contact Jen at Membership@bainbridgebarn.org.
In this class you’ll be introduced to BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter and its safe operation. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc. The Plasma Cutter uses the plasma arc under directed air pressure to cut through metal sheet or plate. With this device you can cut patterns from mechanical drawings or images of art work. Just as in BARN’s other metal fab CNC machines, this system is based on the Centroid Acorn controller and has a similar user interface. G-code used to drive the machine can be generated by Fusion 360 from drawings or images, or you can make use of Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode that lets you cut shapes defined by a sequence of cutting operations.
This class complements our hand-held plasma cutter classes and focuses on safety, start up and shut down procedures, and cutting simple shapes using the Centroid’s Interactive CoNversational (ICN) mode.
“CNC Plasma Cutting and Fusion 360” (a next-step class in CNC Plasma sequence) will introduce you to creating and importing DXF and SVG files into Fusion 360, or making drawings in Fusion 360, and then use Fusion 360 to generate G-code for the plasma cutter.
Another next-step class, “Fusion 360 Sheet Metal Basics”, will introduce you to the sheet metal capabilities in Fusion 360 that can then be used to cut parts for sheet metal parts that will be bent and formed.
Go to this link to see the CNC in operation: https://vimeo.com/366139327
Instructor: Bob Mathisrud. Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.
In this class, you’ll learn how to cut useful and interesting shapes out of sheet metal using BARN’s Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Plasma Cutter. Plasma is an ionized high temperature arc that when combined with directed compressed air will cut through metal in a wide range of thicknesses. You’ll learn how to process image files that can be imported into Fusion 360, or use designs created in Fusion 360, then post-process your work in Fusion 360 to produce G-code that will be used to command the CNC Plasma Cutter where to cut.
**This class has two prerequisites: “Introduction to the CNC Plasma Cutter” and “Introduction to Fusion 360” or comparable experience. A quick refresh of safety, start up, and shut down of the CNC Plasma cutter will be covered, but you’ll be expected to be familiar with these details. A laptop loaded with Fusion 360 is essential.
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 and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade 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 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 TIG weld bead.
The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment.
Instructor 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.
This is hands-on introduction 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 two hours of hands-on practice and guidance on technique (within the 2 1/2 hour class). 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.
Students who have completed the class are eligible to participate in welding shop open studios.
Small class size (3) 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.
Instructor: Henry Sharpe
Henry is responsible for the welding shop at BARN. He is an amateur welder.
Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.
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