Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012220BM
    • 0
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    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.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • 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!


    • Wednesday, January 22, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 4
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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, January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012320HS
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    Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools (Free)

    Students will become familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio. Tools covered are the clod saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band". All students  should participate in this free Welding: Introduction to Power Tools before signing up for any of our Fabrication Classes (MIG or TIG #3 and #4).

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Open Studios are based on students' ability to safely and comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    This class or prior shop experience is a prerequisite for signing up for Fabrication and Project classes and Open Studios.  Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.

    Details:

    • This class does not cover welding equipment which is covered in MIG and TIG #1 and #2. Please see the Metal Fabrication calendar for these classes.
    • This power tool safety class is free, but please register as class size is limited.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN. 
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  
    If you have questions please contact Henry Sharpe, Welding Shop, HenrySharpe@gmail.com



    Submitted 9-16/Reviewed 9-19/tt

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA012320JL
    • 6
    Register

    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio time to work on your own projects at Alchemy Industrial Arts must have taken at least one Blacksmithing class at Alchemy so that they are familiar with the safety protocols, processes and clean up procedures. 


    Details:

    • BARN Members and non-Members must register.
    • Guests/non-members will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 
    • 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.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision.  A full refund for non-members will be given (this open studio is free to members).

    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
    David Hays, Metal Fabrication Lead metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME012320DH
    • 3
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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.

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of class.
    • It is best to have taken one of the manual Lathe classes (Make a Hammer or 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.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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: David Hays machine.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code SM012420BM
    • 2
    Register

    This is a Sheet Metal Open Studio for members and non-members to work on personal projects.  This studio is for those that have had the sheet metal safety class and at least one sheet metal class.   A monitor will be there to promote safe practices .  (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    Participants are expected to provide their own materials or make arrangements with the monitor beforehand.  There is no materials and consumable fee for sheet metal Open Studio.

    Guests/Non-members: Please register and pay online OR bring the $20 drop in fee with cash or a check made out to BARN.


    Teacher/Monitor: Bob Mathisrud.  Bob was cross trained in many trades as a stationary operating engineer, for over 20 years, at national food baking companies.

     Contact Studio Co-Lead: Chris Stanley / Linda Sohlberg at wyldwooddogs@gmail.com




    Received 5-21 via a calendar from Henry and posted on 5/21

    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012420BM
    • 3
    Register

    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.

    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.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • 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!


    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA012420MM
    • 5
    Register

    In this class you’ll get an introduction into basic foundry work. You’ll learn how to make a basic mold using a provided pattern with Petrobond sand, watch the bronze being poured into the mold, and then clean up the bronze piece that you’ll then be able to take home. 

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing with long-legged pants, tight fitting long sleeves, closed toed shoes (natural fiber or leather), and have long hair tied back. Safety equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own eye and ear protection. This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility.

    Two other related classes BARN/Alchemy Industrial Arts will be offering in 2020 are “Pattern Making” where you’ll learn how to make patterns that can produce a working mold, and “Intermediate Casting” where you’ll use a pattern of your own design to make the mold and cast in Bronze. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these are offered.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: No prior casting experience necessary.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.


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


    Instructor Maggie McVay received her Bachelors of Fine Arts, concentration in sculpture, from the University of North Florida in 2016. While in school she participated in her first iron pour in 2011. Since then she has participated in over 10 iron pours (including at the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in 2018), as well as multiple bronze and aluminum pours.


    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 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, January 25, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022220RA
    • 2
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects or practice their skills.  Registration is required. (If no one has registered 36 hours before the open studio, it will be cancelled.)

    This open studio is for those that have completed an introductory welding or plasma cutting class. 

    Welding Open Studios have been modified as follows:  Free for members ($20 for non-members), i.e., no materials charge.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.  Participants can order their own materials from Pacific Welding/Central Welding (~10 days in advance) and have them delivered to BARN on Thursdays with direct payment to Pacific Welding for materials. 

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

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this open studio.  
    • Participant must supply their own materials.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.
    • 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. 

    Monitor:  Rob Avery

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



    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE012520RA

    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

    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE012620EM
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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 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 (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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    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, January 26, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE022620MH
    • 3
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects or practice their skills.  Registration is required. (If no one has registered 36 hours before the open studio, it will be cancelled.)

    This open studio is for those that have completed an introductory welding or plasma cutting class. 

    Welding Open Studios have been modified as follows:  Free for members ($20 for non-members), i.e., no materials charge.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.  Participants can order their own materials from Pacific Welding/Central Welding (~10 days in advance) and have them delivered to BARN on Thursdays with direct payment to Pacific Welding for materials. 

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

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this open studio.  
    • Participant must supply their own materials.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.
    • 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. 

    Monitor:  Mike Hansen

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



    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Shop, Class Code: WE012720EM
    • 4
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    **Make up class for session canceled due to weather. SK**

    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 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 (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.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  

    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.



    • Monday, January 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code MA012720DH
    • 0
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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.

    Instructor:

    David Hays

    • Tuesday, January 28, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012820DR
    • 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 more difficult to learn than MIG welding.  TIG requires greater hand/eye coordination. TIG require 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. 

    There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation. 

    Details:

    • Additional materials fee of $12 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, January 28, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Great Room, 8890 Three Tree Lane, Bainbridge Island
    Register

    Join us at BARN each month for an evening of inspiring ideas!  BARNTalks are bringing the community together for presentations and discussion on topics that highlight the challenges, decisions, failures, and successes in life and craft. 

    Our first speaker will be Peter Moseley, who will share a presentation on 'Building a Backyard Railroad'. 

    For many young people, trains are magical, and for some that magic never fades. Peter Moseley is one of those people.

    Join us as Peter tells his "Train Story". We will learn about how he and his neighbor focused their engineering know-how to turn a boyhood dream into reality in their own backyard over a period of twenty years.  

    The Flintridge and Portola Valley Railroad they built was made up of about 1800 feet of 7.5” gauge track with working models of Colorado Narrow Gauge locomotives and rolling stock. The scale of the equipment was 2.5”/foot or about 1/5 size so adults and children were able to ride on it.   

    Capture a little bit of the magic by hearing Peter's tales of how the railroad came to be and his process of making the models.  

    • Please register and bring a guest!
    • The event is free but we will be welcoming a suggested donation of $5 per person at the door.  
    • Light refreshments will be provided.  

    Speaker Bio:  Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer with experience in manufacturing, digital signal processing, lasers, and software.  He's been very active as a volunteer in BARN's Metal Fabrication Studio.  

    If you are interested in being a speaker in the future, please contact BARN Program Manager Jess Henderson at jessh@bainbridgebarn.org.  

    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE012920BM
    • 3
    Register

    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.

    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.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • 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!


    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 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. 
    • Wednesday, January 29, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH012920CS
    • 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.


    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE013020DR
    • 3
    Register

    This is a Welding Open Studio for members and guests to work on personal projects or practice their skills.  Registration is required. (If no one has registered 36 hours before the open studio, it will be cancelled.)

    This open studio is for those that have completed an introductory welding or plasma cutting class. 

    Welding Open Studios have been modified as follows:  Free for members ($20 for non-members), i.e., no materials charge.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.  Participants can order their own materials from Pacific Welding/Central Welding (~10 days in advance) and have them delivered to BARN on Thursdays with direct payment to Pacific Welding for materials. 

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

    Please contact Henry Sharpe at the email below if you have questions.

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this open studio.  
    • Participant must supply their own materials.  The shorts/off-cuts/drop are available at no cost for practice or projects.
    • 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. 

    Monitor:  Dave Roe

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



    • Saturday, February 01, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE020120EM
    • 4
    Register

    This MIG Welding #2 class is the second of a multi-part series to refine and practice what was learned in MIG #1.  It is the next step once students have completed the MIG Welding #1 or the equivalent. (Confirm equivalency with the Shop Lead at henrysharpe@gmail.com).

    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 and/or a simple project at the discretion of the instructor.

    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


    • Monday, February 03, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA020320CS
    • 1
    Register

    This class is for beginners or intermediate students and is designed to teach you how to work with the Hardinge lathe. It is geared toward  beginners who have an interest in making tools and accessories for jewelry making. You will be also producing a small cylindrical lidded container.


    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Please wear closed-toe shoes in our studio.  Tie back long hair, avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry and roll up sleeves.  Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's.

    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
    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Tuesday, February 04, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME020420EM
    • 3
    Register

    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.  

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod that has been included in the cost of class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • 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


    • Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE020520BM
    • 3
    Register

    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.

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    Details:

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.
    • 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!


    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE020620HS
    • 3
    Register

    Introduction to Welding Studio Power Tools (Free)

    Students will become familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio. Tools covered are the clod saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band". All students  should participate in this free Welding: Introduction to Power Tools before signing up for any of our Fabrication Classes (MIG or TIG #3 and #4).

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Open Studios are based on students' ability to safely and comfortably use hand and stationary power tools available in the welding studio for cutting, grinding, and preparing materials.

    This class or prior shop experience is a prerequisite for signing up for Fabrication and Project classes and Open Studios.  Contact the Studio Lead if you have questions.

    Details:

    • This class does not cover welding equipment which is covered in MIG and TIG #1 and #2. Please see the Metal Fabrication calendar for these classes.
    • This power tool safety class is free, but please register as class size is limited.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN. 
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.  
    If you have questions please contact Henry Sharpe, Welding Shop, HenrySharpe@gmail.com



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    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME020620HS
    • 4
    Register

    The workshop is open to BARN Members who have taken MIG #1 and MIG #2 and are interested in brushing up on what they learned before participating in Open Studios or undertaking personal projects.

    The workshop will quickly review machine set-up and operations. Basic MIG techniques and practice will be summarized.

    Participants will be free to work on their skills with the assistance of an instructor and their colleagues in the workshop.

    The workshop is a perk for BARN members and is free. There is an $18 materials fee.

    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.

    Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.

    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA020620JL
    • 6
    Register

    Prerequisite: Those wishing to make use of Open Studio time to work on your own projects 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. 

    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.

    Details:

    • BARN Members and non-Members must register.
    • Guests/non-members will be charged a $20 fee. No drop ins please. 
    • 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.
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund for non-members will be given (this open studio is free to members).

    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

    • Thursday, February 06, 2020
    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: MA020620DH
    • 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.

    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    •  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



    • Friday, February 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH020720CS
    • 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.

    • Friday, February 07, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA020720MM
    • 6
    Register

    In this class you’ll get an introduction into basic foundry work. You’ll learn how to make a basic mold using a provided pattern with Petrobond sand, watch the bronze being poured into the mold, and then clean up the bronze piece that you’ll then be able to take home. 

    Students must wear natural fiber clothing with long-legged pants, tight fitting long sleeves, closed toed shoes (natural fiber or leather), and have long hair tied back. Safety equipment will be provided but feel free to bring your own eye and ear protection. This class is offered in conjunction with Alchemy Industrial Arts (AIA) at their facility.

    Two other related classes BARN/Alchemy Industrial Arts will be offering in 2020 are “Pattern Making” where you’ll learn how to make patterns that can produce a working mold, and “Intermediate Casting” where you’ll use a pattern of your own design to make the mold and cast in Bronze. Stay tuned and sign up for the Metal Fabrication newsletter to receive information when these are offered.


    Details:

    • Prerequisites: No prior casting experience necessary.
    • Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes (natural fiber or leather). No stretch fabrics, no hoodie ties, or dangling jewelry, bracelets that can get caught in machinery. Please tie long hair back.  
    • BARN reserves the right to cancel this class in the case of low enrollment and will notify registrants of this decision. A full refund will be given.


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


    Instructor Maggie McVay received her Bachelors of Fine Arts, concentration in sculpture, from the University of North Florida in 2016. While in school she participated in her first iron pour in 2011. Since then she has participated in over 10 iron pours (including at the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in 2018), as well as multiple bronze and aluminum pours.


    • Sunday, February 09, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: WE020920EM
    • 4
    Register