Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Saturday, April 13, 2019
    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE041319CG
    • 1
    Register

    This is a three session class aimed at beginners and novices. No previous welding experience is necessary. It is also suitable for more experienced welders.

    This class will focus on the fundamentals of furniture fabrication from design through construction. 

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

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

    In addition to the size and materials making it custom, we will discuss embellishment via hardware, found objects, or inclusions.

    This class includes material similar BARN's MIG #1, #2, #3 and #4.  It could create an end all project or be a warm up for a larger project such as shop table, or dining room.

    The bench or table is by necessity a small and simple project but the design is up to you.  Nothing too large or complicated, say 24” x 24” or under.  Tops could be steel, wood, slate, resin, glass, cement – something you can work with and provide.  Assistance will be provided for simple wood tops.

    • Session 1 (April 13):  design, cutting, basic welding skills
    • Session 2 (April 20):  clamping and welding and abrasives
    • Session 3 (April 27):  continuation of the above, and then adornment and patina discussion

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

    A class on metal finishes and patina is also planned.

    Personal Protection Equipment will be provided by BARN.

    A $36 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.  


    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, April 21, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH031719CS
    • 1
    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.


    • Monday, April 22, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Studio, Class Code: ME042219EM
    • 3
    Register

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

    This hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

    The objective of the TIG series is for you to be able to comfortably weld using the TIG process.

    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. Each student will go through the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. 

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

    At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a good weld bead. 

    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)


    A materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod is included in the price of class.

    Participants must wear long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  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. 



    Submitted 9-16/Reviewed 9-19/tt

    • Monday, April 22, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Small Classroom at BARN, Class Code MA041419PM
    • 7
    Register

    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, April 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA042318-1
    • 0
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    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.


    In this class you will learn how to set up and run the 6 x 18” Hydraulic surface grinder. You will be introduced to the coolant system, learn how to dress the wheel, set table travel limits, adjust speeds and feeds, clean surfaces and precision grind stock.

    Prerequisites:
    Must have machine shop Orientation class and be familiar with general metal removal techniques.







    Received 4-8-19, posted 4-11-19

    • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE042319DR
    • 3
    Register

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

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

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

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

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this assisted studio.  
    • There is an additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel, 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:  Dave Roe.  Dave is an amateur welder and active the the Metal Fabrication Group at BARN.  Dave is also a BARN Board Member. 

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



    • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA042318-2
    • 3
    Register

    This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

    In this class you will learn how to set up and run the 6 x 18” Hydraulic surface grinder. You will be introduced to the coolant system, learn how to dress the wheel, set table travel limits, adjust speeds and feeds, clean surfaces and precision grind stock.

    Prerequisites:
    Must have Machine Shop Orientation class and be familiar with general metal removal techniques.







    Received 4-8-19, posted 4-11-19

    • Wednesday, April 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS042419PM+
    • 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, April 24, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI, Class Code: WE042419JL
    • 0
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    Traditional Knife-Making: Use a forge to heat pieces of steel red hot and hammer them into the shape and edge of a knife. Repeat, again and again. Temper and quench. Then grind a final edge. You have a hand made knife to fit with a handle. These knives are utility knives, not kitchen knives.

    The knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing. The traditional knife-making class is a three hour hands-on class culminating in completion of a hand made knife.

    The class covers:

    • Safety and good practice
    • Discussion of “smithing”: forging, drawing, heat-treating, and finishing
    • Introduction to the propane forge and hand tools
    • Shaping and drawing a blank and a blade
    • Heat treating
    • Grinding
    • Drilling or punching and riveting
    • Finishing

    Class Goals:

    • Learn the basic principles of metallurgy, metal forming, and heat treatment
    • Learn to draw steel through traditional methods
    • Create a knife blade
    • Understanding heat treating

    Location: This is an off-site class.
    Alchemy Industrial Arts
    9392 Wardwell Ave NE
    Bainbridge Island WA 98110

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    Details:

    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber 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, April 25, 2019
    • Thursday, May 02, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA042519CS
    • 3

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


    Details:

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


    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH042619CS
    • 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: Linda Sahlberg    Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley 

    • Friday, April 26, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code: ME042619EM-3
    • 2
    Register

    This class has prerequisites, please see below.

    This Combination Class for MIG or TIG Welding #3 and #4 is designed to efficiently let students complete either MIG or TIG #3 (Fabrication) OR #4 (Project/Practice) in the sequence leading to the use of the welding studio. Students should have completed Introduction to Welding #1 and #2 or MIG or TIG.

    This class allows each student to design and work on a project of their choosing under the guidance of a professional welder. Your project should be the culmination of what you have learned in prior classes. 

    Details:

    • Students for #3 should be familiar with shop tools or should take the free course on Introduction to Welding Studio Machine Tools.  Students in #3 will learn to cut and fabricate accurate and sturdy joints leading to the ability to create basic furniture.
    • Students for #4 should design their project, create a cut list and procure their materials. You will find a drawing to be helpful in communicating with the instructor. You can use this as a starting point for a project to be finished later in open studio or on your own.  You will need to bring the materials necessary to work on their project. The class will give you the opportunity to fill any gaps in your welding experience or knowledge and to demonstrate that you have the skills to work independently in the welding studio.
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for 5 pounds of steel (from what is on hand), filler wire, gas, and consumables that is included in the price of class.

    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.

    • Students must wear long sleeve natural fiber clothing, closed toe shoes, no stretch fabrics. 
    • (This class is open to Monitors who wish to practice or familiarize themselves -- providing the class is not fully subscribed.)

    Bio:
    Erin Munter was raised locally on the Island. In her 20's she moved to Oakland California and attended the welding program at Laney College for 4 years. During this time she interned and volunteered at a metal arts school called The Crucible. She returned to Bainbridge Island and began doing furniture bases and other fabrication for Coyote Woodshop. Eventually she moved on to work at an Island fabricating shop as well as teach at another Kitsap area school aimed towards children's welding education. She still currently does fabrication all over Kitsap. Her passion is everything welded including large and small indoor and outdoor household amenities. She also takes part in the local art community with sculptures in local shows past and future. 

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    If only one student has registered 72 hours before the class, the class may be cancelled. 

    • Saturday, April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME042719PM+
    • 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, April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE042719RA

    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) 


    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code SM042819LS
    • 4
    Register

    This is a Metal Arts Open Studio for Sheet Metal 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.


    Teacher/Monitor:  Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

     Contact Studio Co-Lead: Linda Sohlberg at wyldwooddogs@gmail.com
    • Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE043019EM
    • 3
    Register

    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)

    • Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS050119PM+
    • 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

    • Thursday, May 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE, Bainbridge, Class Code: MA050219JL
    • 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 and non-Members must register.
    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

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME050419PM+
    • 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, May 04, 2019
    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Sheet Metal Studio, Class Code: SM050419BW
    • 3
    Register

    This two session class is designed to give participants exposure and practice in shaping sheet metal into compound curved forms. Shaped metal applications are in art and fabrication. You can even make a bowl.

    This class is intended to teach you the skills needed to form compound curves in sheet metal. We will start with hand tools such as hammers and dollies and shot bag to get a hands-on feel for what it takes to shape metal. Then we will progress to the English wheel, the shrinker/stretcher and the pneumatic planishing hammer. There will be time allowed to work on your personal shaping project.

    There is a materials fee of $10 included in the class tuition.

    Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.  Dress warmly, the studio may be cold.

    Small class size of 4 creates a learning atmosphere with direct mentoring. Students will work in teams of two.  

    Minimum class size is 2. If only one student has registered 48 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Instructor Bio: Bill Wentworth studied sculpture and industrial design at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA, and at San Jose State College, San Jose CA. He became interested in metal work at a young age, and became fascinated by the handiwork that went into the custom-made bodies of Italian and British racing cars. As an adult, he studied drafting and the machine trade, which led to a to starting and operating a company that specialized in architectural metal fabrication. He began his career as artist after moving to Poulsbo in 2004, and opened a studio – Sterling Design – in Poulsbo, Washington. He finds that his attention is repeatedly drawn to the natural architecture of plants, a theme which often shows up in his abstract sculpture. You can see some of Bill’s work at NorthwestSculpture.com.

    • Saturday, May 04, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE050419CG
    • 4
    Register

    Take your project to the higher level with this information filled class in this 3 hour class where we will explore different finishes and techniques including applied finishes, textures, and heat. This is primarily a presentation and discussion class with hands-on examples.  You will get information and tips to take away and finish your own project.

    Carla will distinguish between appropriate finished for interior and exterior applications.  She will present a variety of finish examples in a Powerpoint format supported by samples.

    The importance of appropriate preparation for generic and particular finishes will be discussed with examples (e.g., acid and sand blasting etc.).  This will include a discussion of mill scale and how to deal with it. The class will include a discussion of rust and rust as an intended finish including forcing rust. 

    There will be an opportunity to try wire wheel, sanding, polishing and texturing finishes on sample materials.  Flame treatment (MAPP gas will be shown.)

    Methods of sealing projects such as wax, lacquer, oil, Penetrol, paint, etc. will be covered.  Carla will demonstrate gun blackening (bluing).

    Carla will provide printed references or resources for your future reference.

    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.

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

    If only two students have registered 72 hours before the class, the class will be cancelled. 

    Instructor: 
    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)



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    • Sunday, May 05, 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.


    • Sunday, May 05, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code SM050519LS
    • 4
    Register

    This is a Metal Arts Open Studio for Sheet Metal 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.


    Teacher/Monitor:  Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

     Contact Studio Co-Lead: Linda Sohlberg at wyldwooddogs@gmail.com
    • Monday, May 06, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME050619EM
    • 4
    Register

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

    This hands-on introduction is the second of a four-part series. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. 

    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. Each student will go through the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. 

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

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

    Instructor: 
    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, May 06, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA050619JE
    • 3
    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


    • Tuesday, May 07, 2019
    • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN, Metal and Woodshop Studios, Class Code: ME050719LS
    • 4
    Register

    Make your own pizza peel in this 2 session class!

    In this multi-studio class you will cut and deburr the aluminum paddle and handle tube; form the tube and attach it to the paddle. You will then go to the Wood Shop on Wednesday, May 8 (3:00 PM to 6:00 PM) and use the wood lathe to shape the handle that will then be attached to the peel assembly.

    Watch the Kitchen Arts Studio calendar for upcoming "Make Your Own Pizza" classes where you can use your new pizza peel!

    There will be an additional $20 materials fee for wood and metal added to the cost of class when you register.



    Instructors: 

    Linda Sohlberg  wyldwooddogs@gmail.com
    Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN.

    Peter Moseley metal.lead@bainbridgebarn.org 
    Peter and Stan are retired mechanical engineers who have had or have their own metal machining work shops.

    Jamie Straw jrae4@comcast.net
    Jamie Straw  has been turning wood for about two years but has enjoyed teaching since she was 14 years old.  She is currently Vice President for  Education and Training for the local chapter of the American Woodturners Association. Her focus is on helping students, especially new turners, build skills progressively as they design and create fun woodturning projects.


    • Wednesday, May 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS050119PM+
    • 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, May 08, 2019
    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA, Class Code: WE050819JL
    • 1
    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, May 09, 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH050919CS
    • 4
    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.


    • Saturday, May 11, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME051119PM+
    • 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, May 11, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Studio, Class Code: ME051119EM
    • 4
    Register

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

    This hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series. Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.

    The objective of the TIG series is for you to be able to comfortably weld using the TIG process.

    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. Each student will go through the set up process for TIG welding on a Miller 215 Welder. 

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

    At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a good weld bead. 

    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)


    A materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod is included in the price of class.

    Participants must wear long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  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. 



    Submitted 9-16/Reviewed 9-19/tt

    • Sunday, May 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code SM051219LS
    • 4
    Register

    This is a Metal Arts Open Studio for Sheet Metal 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.


    Teacher/Monitor:  Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

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