Metal Fabrication Classes

    • Thursday, December 05, 2019
    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME120519DH
    • 3
    Register

    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate the machine shop’s CNC Lathe.

    We’ll cover CNC lathe basics beginning with the details of the machine, understand motion on the Z & X axes in the lathe, various cutting tools, the tool library and diameter & Z-offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode for the lathe. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    • There is a $10 materials fee included in the price of class.
    • It is best to have taken one of the manual Lathe classes (Make a Hammer or Make a Top) before taking this class.
    • It is recommended that you download the Centroid CNC Lathe manual and peruse it prior to class. The manual can be found here.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays machine.programming@bainbridgebarn.org

    • Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 3 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code: ME121019SS
    • 0
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    Hammer by James SchumacherIn this 3 sessions class you will learn how to make a hammer from aluminum and brass as you learn basic metal machining techniques.

    Machining operations that will be covered in the class include basic metal turning, external thread cutting, knurling, chamfering, cutting off, milling a flat on a round work piece, drilling, and tapping threads.


    The hammer, which will be yours to keep, will have a brass head and will be useful as a "positioning" hammer. If you want a hammer head other than brass that's 1¼ inch diameter, bring the material to the class.

    A materials fee of $20 is included in the class tuition.

    Before the class, students should view the following YouTube videos on how to make this type of hammer:

    part 1
    part 2
    part 3
    part 4
    Extra Credit video

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Stan Stumbo portrait

    If you have questions, please email Stan Stumbo at stanstumbo@comcast.net or phone him at (206) 842-1458.


    INSTRUCTOR: Stan Stumbo is a professional marine mechanical engineer (retired) and is a longtime home-shop hobby machinist. 




    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 4
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE121219HS
    • 0
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    Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together.

    Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

    Details:

    •  No experience necessary.  
    • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that is included in the cost of class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Work space is limited on the plasma table.  Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 

    Class size is 3. Minimum class size is 2. If only one student has registered 3 days before the class, the class will be cancelled. 


    • Friday, December 13, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SM121319LS
    • 0
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    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 Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley

    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code SM121419BM
    • 3
    Register

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

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

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


    Teacher/Monitor: Linda Sohlberg

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




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

    • Saturday, December 14, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: WE121419HS
    • 0
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    Try plasma cutting and welding while making a metal 16-18" evergreen tree. Cut the shapes out of flat sheet steel and weld them together.

    Participants will use a hand held plasma cutter to create parts of a tree in 16 gauge steel (roughly 3/32nds) and then weld the pieces together with MIG tack welds.

    Details:

    • No experience necessary.  
    • There is a $20 materials fee for steel, cutter tip replacements, consumables and PPE that will be added to the cost of class when you register.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • Work space is limited on the plasma table.  Students will take turns using the plasma cutters.
    • The class begins with a safety briefing.
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton).  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
    • Class size is 3. Minimum class size is 2. If only one student has registered 3 days before the class, the class will be cancelled. 


    Instructor: Henry Sharpe.  Henry is an amateur welder and the studio lead for welding. 



    • Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA121719JE
    • 2
    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.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer, machinist and Inventor . He has been very active in the BARN Metals Fabrication shop and has taught a number of our classes. He works with a number of companies to help them develop new mechanisms and products and improve their existing ones.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com


    • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
    • Thursday, December 19, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • This is an off-site class: Alchemy Industrial Arts 9392 Wardwell Ave NE BI WA, Class Code: WE121819JL
    • 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 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



    • Thursday, December 19, 2019
    • Monday, December 23, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME121919DH
    • 4
    Register

    Prerequisite: Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent.

    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate BARN’s CNC Mill, and is the requisite for ongoing CNC classes. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with the details of the machine understand motion on the X, Y, & Z axes that define the work envelope, how to hold material, various cutting tools, and the Standardized Tool Library and height offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    A materials fee of $10 is included in the price of the class.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


    Instructor Bio: David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays david@haysys.com

    • Friday, December 20, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Machine Shop, Class Code: MA122019PM
    • 2
    Register

    Are you always impressed how some people in the Machine shop can do the the most seemingly difficult things. Come and learn some of Peter's tricks and techniques. You will be amazed and astounded, you might even pick up a few new ideas to use on your own projects.

    In this class you will learn some the the tricks and methods that the instructor uses to make good use of the tools in the shop. Finding centers, tapping techniques, deburring, using the micrometer, using the grinders, work holding etc. 

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:

    Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and 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.
    • Saturday, December 21, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Wednesday, December 25, 2019
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


    • Friday, December 27, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • BARN, Metal Arts Welding Studio, Class Code SM122719BM
    • 3
    Register

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

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

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


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

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




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

    • Friday, December 27, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA122719PM
    • 3
    Register

    Learn to cut threads on the Hardinge Lathe

    Threads are one of the most basic ways of joining two pieces. In this class you will learn the basics of cutting (chasing) threads using the Hardinge Lathe. You will be introduced to threading basics and then learn now to set up and cut threads using both dies and actual machine cutting. If there is time you will also be introduced to thread cutting on the Clausing Colchester Lathe.

    One of many reference texts on machine threads can be found here.

    A $10 materials fee has been included in the price of class.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    Instructor Bio:
    Peter Moseley is a retired mechanical engineer and 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.
 

    • Saturday, December 28, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Saturday, December 28, 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio & Machine Shop, Class Code: WE122819RA
    Register

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

    Fix-It Saturday takes advantage of the equipment and skills of the Metal Fabrication group at BARN to meet the challenge of repairing items brought in. Requested repairs should be focused on metal or related electrical projects. Your hands on participation in the "fix-it" process is encouraged.

    See what we can do, what suggestions we can make, or what other avenues you might pursue if a fix is not at hand.

    (No wheeled vehicles, please). 

    Registration is not required. Fix-It Saturday is free and open to members and non-members.

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    Please Note: Fix-It Saturday runs concurrently with an Open Studio available to qualified users. Open Studio users must register and pay the required materials fee for the Open Studio that is also held on this day. Please click here to register.

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    BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for participants.

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

    Instructors/Monitors:

    Rob Avery:  Rob is a Monitor in the welding studio; a creative artist, loves to share, coach others and problem solve in creative ways.(avery.rob@gmail.com) 

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

    • Sunday, December 29, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • BARN, Welding Studio, Class Code SM122919LS
    • 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: Linda Sohlberg.  Linda is a registered architect.  She is also active in the woodworking studio at BARN. 

    Additional Contact -- Studio Lead: Chris Stanley

    • Wednesday, January 01, 2020
    • 12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    This is a BARN holiday. Doors will be locked to members and non-members.


    • Saturday, January 04, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Saturday, January 04, 2020
    • Sunday, January 12, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA010420SS
    • 1
    Register

    In this 4 session class (two hours each on weekends) you will learn how to make an air or steam powered engine from aluminum and brass as you learn basic and intermediate metal machining techniques.

    Machining operations that will be covered in the class include basic metal turning, chamfering, cutting off, milling rectangular components, drilling, and tapping threads. CNC milling will be demonstrated for the main frame and optionally for the flywheel.

    The engine, which will be yours to keep and will have an inlet that can be pressurized with air or steam to power it.

    Here is a link to an animated .gif file that shows the engine in operation:  https://i.imgur.com/h3UoK34.gif . The animation was generated last summer by our intern, Rose Bandrowski.

    Before the class, students may view the following YouTube videos on how to make this type of engine. The engine in the course is simpler than the one in the videos but the principles and techniques are similar:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgtjunt5bQo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x7RdeNBCu4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmQh5-oTnGQ
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMQ-jvdheRM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnsoGVtjrcg

    Details:

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


    Instructor: Stan Stumbo is a professional marine mechanical engineer (retired) and is a longtime home-shop hobby machinist. 



    If you have questions, please email Machine Shop program coordinator, David Hays at machine.programming@bainbridgebarn.org.

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    • Monday, January 06, 2020
    • Monday, January 13, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, class code: ME010620DH
    • 4
    Register

    Prerequisite: Introduction to the Milling Machine class or equivalent.

    This is a foundation class designed to provide what you need to know to safely operate BARN’s CNC Mill, and is the requisite for ongoing CNC classes. We’ll cover CNC basics beginning with the details of the machine understand motion on the X, Y, & Z axes that define the work envelope, how to hold material, various cutting tools, and the Standardized Tool Library and height offsets. We’ll also touch on different ways to generate g-code (the language that instructs the CNC machine what to do and where to do it), including the Centroid Interactive Conversation mode. Finally, we’ll create some simple g-code, cut some air and if there’s enough time, cut some material.

    Details:

    A materials fee of $10 is included in the price of the class.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


    Instructor Bio: David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill.

    Contact: David Hays david@haysys.com

    • Tuesday, January 07, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA010720JE
    • 4
    Register

    Beginning with a hexagonal aluminum rod you will gain experience making a bolt on our Hardinge lathe. you will practice facing, turning, threading, parting and chamfering operations.

    This class is suitable both as a beginning class and for those who want additional experience.

    For those that have taken the make a nut class this is your opportunity to finally have a matching bolt.

    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.



    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Thursday, January 09, 2020
    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Machine Shop Studio, Class Code: MA010920CS
    • 4
    Register
    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.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


    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, January 10, 2020
    • Friday, January 17, 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • BARN Metal Machine Shop, Class Code MA011020CS
    • 4
    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 when you register.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.

    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 11, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
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    In this open studio one or more experienced machinists will be on hand to assist you with your project. The prerequisite for attending this Open Studio is Machine Shop Orientation and preferably at least one lathe and milling class.

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration preferred so we know how many to expect.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop, Class Code: MA011420JE
    • 4
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    This class will teach you use a milling machine to perform an operation called pocket machining. The pocket is a rectangular feature that has length width and depth. The skills you will gain are layout, edge finding, setup, milling, use of the digital readout and some shop math.

    This class is most suitable for those that have had at least one other hands on class.

    There will be a $5 material fee included in the price of class.

    Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.


    Teacher Bio:  Jerry Erickson is an engineer, machinist and Inventor . He has been very active in the BARN Metals Fabrication shop and has taught a number of our classes. He works with a number of companies to help them develop new mechanisms and products and improve their existing ones.

    Contact:  Jerry Erickson, Jericksonhome@msn.com


    • Wednesday, January 15, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
    Register

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

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

    • This Machine Shop Open Studio will be held every Wednesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is free to Members and $20 for Non-Members. Non-Members can bring cash or a check made out to BARN. 
    • Registration is preferred so we know how many will be attending.
    David Hays retired from his IT services company of 25+ years. As a young man, he worked as a machinist while gaining his engineering degrees, and went on in his later years to create his own hobby machine shop that included a DIY CNC mill. 
    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • BARN Welding Studio, Class Code: ME011620JL
    • 3
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    This TIG welding class is an opportunity to dive deeper into TIG and to improve your skills under the eyes of a highly versatile welder and skilled teacher.  The class is for students who have had TIG #1 and TIG #2.  It will focus more on technique than fabrication. 

    Details:

    • There is a materials fee of $15 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, and filler rod that has been included in the cost of class.
    • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply.  
    • BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
    • Participants must wear long sleeve shirts and pants in natural fiber clothing and closed toe shoes.  Stretch fabrics are prohibited.

    Instructor: 

    Jeremy Loerch is both a skilled welder and a skilled teacher with a strong reputation for his own programs and Park Department welding programs.  He also teaches forging (blacksmithing) and knife making for BARN.

    Additional Contact:  Henry Sharpe at henrysharpe@gmail.com



    • Saturday, January 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • BARN Machine Shop
    • 5
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