Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Wednesday, December 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Sheet Metal Shop, Class Code: SH121918CS
    • 2
    Register

    Having your own tin cup is an indispensable accessory for back packing overnights, late night poker games or cosplaying an under world character.

    In this class you will make your own tin cup or pencil jar learning how to work with the jump shear and aviation shears to cut the metal. Then the break and roller to bend and form the material. Finally we will use silicone seal and a spot welder to seal and assemble our projects. 

    You will make either a cup with a handle or a cylindrical container (pencil jar).

    This is our most basic and shortest sheet metal class. A great introduction for beginning tinsmiths. 

    A materials fee of $10 will be added to the invoice when you register.


    Instructor: Chris Stanley  Although Chris has not spent time in the state penitentiary. He’d does find his tin cup handy for a variety of uses. He is a professional model maker, educator and inventor. He has a wealth of information he loves to share.


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    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.


    • Friday, December 21, 2018
    • Friday, December 28, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Electronic and Technical Arts Studio, Class Code: EL122118CS
    • 1
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.





    - JGH


    • Saturday, December 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME122218PM+
    • 4
    Register

    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

    Some experience with machine tools desired. Bring your own metal or plastic and hardware for your project. Bring safety glasses and hearing protection may be needed. We have ear plugs available.

    This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. 

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

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

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

    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA122718CS
    • 2
    Register

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



     

    Instructor Bio: Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop

    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Thursday, December 27, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME122718HS
    • 0

    MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is the easiest kind of welding to learn and a technique with broad applications.

    This is a hands-on introduction is the first of a four-part series. The class is aimed at students interested in trying MIG welding.

    The goal at the end of the class is to feel comfortable with the operation of the welding machine and the MIG welding process. The class begins with a safety briefing. There is a brief introduction to welding theory and materials. There will be approximately an hour and a half of hands-on practice and guidance on technique.  At the end of class, students should be able to lay down a MIG bead and to be able to identify and remedy problems with the bead.  Many students will have advanced to exploring different types of weld joints or welding different thicknesses of material.

    Small class size (4) provides one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped Miller 215 welder and will go through the welding set up process.

    Details:

    • Safety and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) will be provided by BARN.
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics.   (Auto-darkening sun glasses are not helpful)
    • There is a materials fee of $18 for steel, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.

    Contact: Henry Sharpe: HenrySharpe@gmail.com.


    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Metal Arts-Machine Shop ME122918PM+
    • 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, December 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI, Class Code: WE122918JL
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.

    The knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing. The traditional knife-making class is a three and a half 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 4 people providing good mentoring.
    • If fewer than 2 people register less than 3 days before the start of class, the class will be cancelled.

    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



    • Saturday, December 29, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE122918HS
    • 2
    Register

    *This assisted studio has prerequisites. Please see below.

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

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

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication in MIG or TIG. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

    This is a shared use of the studio with Sheet Metal.

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

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this assisted studio.
    • An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel, filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price when you register.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

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

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


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    • Wednesday, January 02, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop MS010219PM+
    • 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 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 Moseley - metal.lead@BainbridgeBARN.org,
    or
    Stan Stumbo-
    stanstumbo@comcast.net

    • Thursday, January 03, 2019
    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code MA010318CS
    • 1
    Register

    In this 2 session class you will learn how to safely use the Vertical Milling Machine. The Mill is one of the most useful machines for making simple to complex parts out of metal or plastic. We will cover work holding, cutters, the rotary table, and how to deal with different materials. 

    After completion of the class you will be able to make that part that they just don’t have at the hardware store. You will leave the class with a coaster or other useful item that you have made.

    Additional Materials Fee of $10 for plastic and metal used during class will be added to the tuition and then totaled when you register.

    Instructor Bio: Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop

    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com

    • Saturday, January 05, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE010519EM
    • 1
    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 weld bead, identify the characteristics of a good bead, and problem solve for the causes of incorrect beads.  Students may progress to simple welded pieces.

    Details:

    • There is an additional $18 materials fee for steel coupons, gas, and filler wire that will be added to the cost of the class when you register.
      Member: $80 + $18=$98, Guest Price: $104 + $18=$122.
    • 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:  Erin Munter   (erinmunter@gmail.com)

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

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



    Submitted 9-16/reviewed 9-19/tt

    • Sunday, January 06, 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, January 06, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Small Classroom at BARN, Class Code MA010619PM
    • 8
    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

    • Sunday, January 06, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN 8890 Three Tree Lane NE
    • 72
    Register

    Maria Newman and Friends
    at BARN

    Renowned composer and musician Maria Newman will make a rare Seattle-area appearance in a benefit concert for BARN. She’ll lead a program of live music and conversation, performing her own compositions with three other accomplished musicians. The evening will include the showing of a silent film, with live accompaniment composed and performed by Newman.

    The program, to be performed in the Great Room at BARN, will include four original works:

    • The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Trio)
    • Maskil (Sonata for Solo Piano / Allegro Assai)
    • Pennipotenti (Violin, Viola and Flute Trio)
    • Tom Sawyer (Silent film with live accompaniment)

    In addition to Newman, performers will include Scott Hosfield, acclaimed violist and conductor and Music Director of the Malibu Coast Chamber Orchestra and the Malibu Coast Silent Film Orchestra. Also performing will be Dr. Hal Ott, professor of flute at Central Washington University, and BARN member Dr. Chris Eisenberg, pianist.

    Newman, who is the youngest child of 9-time Academy Award winning movie composer Alfred Newman and actress and Goldwyn girl Martha Louise Montgomery, is a composer of classical music, a violinist, violist and pianist. She has received recognition and commendation from the Annenberg Foundation, the United State Congress and the Mary Pickford Foundation. Newman’s library of original works represents a range of genres, from large scale orchestral works, works for the ballet, chamber works, choral and vocal works, to new collaborative scores for vintage silent film.

    Learn more about Maria Newman here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Newman

    After the performance, there will be a reception with beverages and hors d’oeuvres. All profits from the event will benefit BARN. 

    • Monday, January 07, 2019
    • Monday, January 21, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA010719CS
    • 3
    Register

    This class is required to use the CNC (computer controlled) SERVO Milling Machine. Bringing a laptop computer is required for this class.

    We will import a 3D CAD file into Fusion360. Prep the file for transfer to the CAM workspace. Discuss the various options for tool path generation including their utility, limitations, and requirements. Options for holding down your work will be presented, including two sided work. You will then have an opportunity to run the rebuilt Servo CNC mill to cut out your part.

    Each student will make their own personalized key chain fob.

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a Three-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program in depth. An extensive amount will be spent demonstrating the different types of tool path implementation. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 
    • Types of tool paths
    • Proper fixturing and hold downs
    • How to work with our new control systems

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.


    • Monday, January 07, 2019
    • Monday, January 14, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN ETA Studio, Class Code: EL010719CS
    • 4
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.





    - JGH


    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Metal Studio, Class Code: ME010819EM
    • 0
    Join waitlist

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

    This hands-on introduction is the first two 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 and be able to attach two pieces of steel in different configurations.

    Details:

    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • An additional materials fee of $18 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod will be added to your total when you register for class. The cost to Members is $80 +$18 material fee = $98. For Guests it is $104 + $18 materials fee = $122.
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirt and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • There is no heat in the welding studio -- dress warmly

    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. 



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    • Tuesday, January 08, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: MA010819CS
    • 3
    Register

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



     

    Instructor Bio: Chris Stanley is a professional model maker and educator. He has done work for IBM, NASA, the Smithsonian, and many other companies. He has taught many an industrial design student how to bring their creations to life in the machine shop

    For questions please contact the instructor acstanley3@mac.com


    • Wednesday, January 09, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE010919HS
    • 2
    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 chop 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.

    The Fabrication and Project Classes and Assisted 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 Assisted 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 Studio Lead, HenrySharpe@gmail.com



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    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • Friday, January 11, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA011019CS
    • 4
    Register

    This class is one of two options required to use the CNC (computer controlled) Lathe. The other is CAM Fusion 360 for CNC Lathe.

    Interested in using our CNC Lathe to make things but unsure you want to learn fusion 360 or G code? You are in luck, there is now a third way to program our CNC machines. It is called Interactive Conversational Programming.

    The software will prompt you with questions. Your answers will help it describe the geometry of your part. As you describe your part, the program will draw out your part's geometry to confirm your design. Once the completed design is confirmed, the program will write out G code to direct the lathe to cut out your part. 

    The project for this class will be to make a set of 4 knobs out of brass.


    Instructor:
    Chris Stanley is an artist, educator, and professional model maker.




    Reviewed 11-27/tt

    • Thursday, January 10, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE011019HS+
    • 3
    Register

    * This class has prerequisites. Please see below.

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

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

    Details:

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

    Instructor Bios:

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

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

    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA011219PM
    • 3
    Register

    Sharp tools are your friends. Dull tools can be dangerous and lead to breakage. Learn how to sharpen drills up to 1/2” diameter using the Darex Drill Sharpener in the Metal Fabrication machine shop. This machine generates the correct geometry on your drill tip for even cutting and longer life. Bring in some of your own drills to practice.

    Instructor Bio: Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and manufacturing manager who’s shop experience includes making operating live steam 2.5”/foot scale narrow gauge model locomotives along with an associated outdoor railroad.



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    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA, Class Code: WE120118JL
    • 3
    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 providing 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


    • Saturday, January 12, 2019
    • Saturday, January 19, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Small Classroom, Class Code: EL011219CS
    • 8
    Register

    Learn the basic features of Fusion 360, a 3-D design program that will allow you to design objects on a computer screen and turn into items made of metal, wood, plastic or even molds for casting glass.

    This class is required if you want to take studio-specific classes in how to run computer-controled tools at BARN including the plasma cutter in the Welding Studio, the milling machine in the Metal Machining Studio, or the CNC router in the Woodworking Studio. You can also use Fusion 360 to design objects for BARN's 3-D printers. 

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a two-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program after the first session and get help with roadblocks or answers to your questions at the second session. Allow time between the sessions to work on your project, which you will get at the first session. A  learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Basic design concepts
    • Step-by-step creation of a cad design
    • Additional learning resources so you can fast-track your proficiency in Fusion

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.





    - JGH


    • Monday, January 14, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE011419EM
    • 1
    Register

    *This class has 2 prerequisites, please see below.

    Fabrication  MIG or TIG Welding #3 is the third class in the sequence leading to use of the welding studio. The emphasis of MIG or TIG Welding #3 will be on the materials preparation, layout, clamping, and fabrication of precise welded joints.  Students will prepare a square or rectangular 90 degree frame and/or other precision welds in various positions. Studio goal is satisfaction with completion of a series of precisely welded joints.

    The class is 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.

    Details and Prerequisites:

    • Students should have completed Introduction to MIG or TIG Welding #1 and #2. This is a combined class covering the essential elements of fabrication with either MIG or TIG welding. The class is limited to 4 participants.  
    • Students who are not familiar with the use of power tools in the Welding Studio (chop saw, horizontal and vertical band saws, drill press, hand and stationary grinders and/or "porta-band") should participate in the free introduction to welding studio power tools before participating in the Fabrication Class.  The class -- Welding: Introduction to Power Tools -- on January 9th is free but requires registration
    • There will be an additional $18 materials fee added to the price of class when your register.

    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • 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.  Dress warmly, there is no heat in the welding studio.

    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




    Reviewed 11/29/tt

    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME011519CS
    • 2
    Register

    Free class using Fusion 360 and the Metals Fabrication Shop's computer controlled milling Machine.

    In this class you will use the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Fusion 360, to generate the Control code (G code) to make the letters for a sign project on our CNC milling machine for the Commons downstairs at BARN. Your work will help acknowledge a major benefactor of BARN and will be viewed by many people.

    You will then use the code to cut the letters out of plastic. This will help you learn the techniques to go from a design to a finished piece by selecting tools, depth of cut, speeds and feeds as well as fixturing. Although this is a machine shop class, this class will help prepare you for using a CNC router as well.

    Prerequisites: None. This is a Beginners class.

    Please register. Class is limited to 2 students. Other classes are being offered. See the Metal Arts calendar here.

    Instructor Bio:
    Chris Stanley: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle.

    Contact Instructor with any questions: Chris Stanley at cstanley3@mac.com

    • Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI, Class Code: WE122918JL
    • 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.

    The knife-making class serves as an introduction to basic blacksmithing. The traditional knife-making class is a three and a half 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, January 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: ME011719CS
    • 2
    Register

    Free class using Fusion 360 and the Metals Fabrication Shop's computer controlled milling Machine.

    In this class you will use the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Fusion 360, to generate the Control code (G code) to make the letters for a sign project on our CNC milling machine for the Commons downstairs at BARN. Your work will help acknowledge a major benefactor of BARN and will be viewed by many people.

    You will then use the code to cut the letters out of plastic. This will help you learn the techniques to go from a design to a finished piece by selecting tools, depth of cut, speeds and feeds as well as fixturing. Although this is a machine shop class, this class will help prepare you for using a CNC router as well.

    Prerequisites: None. This is a Beginners class.

    Please register. Class is limited to 2 students. Other classes are being offered through the month of December and beginning of January. See the Metal Arts calendar here.

    Instructor Bio:
    Chris Stanley: Model Maker, Educator, Artist. Chris spent the last 18 years teaching it all in the industrial design program at The Art Institute of Seattle.

    Contact Instructor with any questions: Chris Stanley at cstanley3@mac.com

    • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code: WE011719HS
    • 4
    Register

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

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

    A monitor will be available to assist participants with proper use of the equipment, welding techniques, and fabrication in MIG or TIG. (The monitor has discretion regarding ill-advised projects.) 

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

    Details:

    • Registration is required for this assisted studio.
    • An additional materials fee of $15 for up to 5 pounds of steel, filler wire, gas, and consumables will be added to the class price when you register.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
    • Students must wear natural fiber clothing, long sleeves and long pants, closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton), no stretch fabrics. 

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

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


    Submitted 9-16/Reviewed 9-19/tt

    • Thursday, January 17, 2019
    • Thursday, January 31, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA011719CS
    • 4
    Register

    This class is one of two options required to use the CNC (computer controlled) Lathe. The other is Conversational Turning-A New Program For the CNC Lathe.

    We will import 2D and 3D CAD files into Fusion 360. Prep the file for transfer to the CAM workspace. Discuss the various options for tool path generation including their utility, limitations, and requirements. 

    You will then have an opportunity to run the CNC Lathe to cut out your part.

    Each student will make their own small plumb bob.

    Please note: You must bring a laptop computer with a mouse and a working copy of Fusion 360 already downloaded to that computer. This is critical as no computers are provided, and the design program does not work well with a trackpad. There is no time during the class to download the program. If you have questions or run into problems downloading the program, please use this form to contact the instructor for help.

    This is a Three-session class, designed to allow you to work with the program in depth. An extensive amount will be spent demonstrating the different types of tool path implementation. A learning reference will be provided on the techniques covered in the class, including: 

    • Types of tool paths
    • How to work with our new control systems

    Instructor: Chris Stanley is a fourth-generation artist/ craftsman who works in a variety of media. After working for many years as a professional model maker in both architectural and design fields, he went into education. He taught computer-aided design and other classes for the Art Institute of Seattle for 19 years.


    • Friday, January 18, 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SH011819CS
    • 4
    Register

    In this Sheet Metal Orientation and Tool Safety class, you will learn the proper use of the studio's tools and equipment; most importantly the brake and jump shear.  You will try your hand with the studio's equipment, all of which is hand operated.  Interested students are advised to attend before you sign up for classes or come to an Assisted Studio.

    This class is free but please register as there is a class size limitation of 4 students. Class size is for safety so the instructor can focus on the presentation and to help students.

    Participants must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants, closed toe shoes (natural fiber or leather), no stretch fabrics, and long hair tied back.

    Teacher/Monitor: Chris Stanley Model Maker, Educator He folds a mean piece of metal.

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