TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is generally recognized as the welding technique of choice for artisans and more exotic materials including aluminum and stainless steel. TIG welding is more difficult to learn than MIG welding since it requires greater hand/eye coordination and requires the simultaneous use of both hands and one foot (controlling the amperage pedal.) TIG welding is a precision welding process particularly useful in high grade artwork and metal sculpture.
Class size is 4 people facilitating one-on-one learning and direct mentoring. Each participant will have the use of a fully equipped TIG welding station.
The class is the first of a four-part series. The objective of the TIG series is for you to be able to comfortably weld using the TIG process. At the end of the initial class, students should be able to lay down a good TIG weld bead.
The class includes shop safety and hazard awareness and proper use of Personal Protection Equipment.
There will be approximately 2 hours of hands-on instruction in making a weld, different types of welds, and torch and filler rod manipulation.
- Additional materials fee of $18 for steel coupons, gas, tungsten, consumables, and filler rod will be added to your total when you register for class.
- BARN will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
- Participants must wear a long sleeve shirt and long pants in natural fiber and closed toe shoes (preferably leather or cotton). Stretch fabrics are prohibited.
- Please read the Metal Fabrication Studio specific safety protocols here.
- BARN-wide safety protocols can be found here.
Patrick Clanton is a professional welder with more than 30 years of experience. He participates in the artisan community on Bainbridge as a welder in support of other artists and as a sculptor in his own right.
Patrick Clanton Email: PHClanton@hotmail.com