This course introduces students to metalworking through an immersive experience of making a small coffee table. It is designed for beginners who want to get a hands-on introduction to metalworking and take home a beautiful product.
Students will be guided through welding, metal forming, and machine operations to construct the frame of the table. After the main frame of the project is created, wood will be used to complete the tabletop surface.
Students will make a contemporary, multi-material table. The legs will be welded steel square tubing, and the tops will be a fine hardwood. The result is a perfect mix of high-quality metalworking with a clean wood finish.
Along with learning the basics of metalworking, the class will cover manufacturing and assembly of metal components as done in a professional metal shop, as well as some basics of wood finishing (for the table tops).
Classes usually run for 4 hours, give or take thirty minutes.
No prior experience is necessary.
After spending 4 years apprenticing with welders, blacksmiths, and motorcycle mechanics, Liam brings his metalworking knowledge to Brooklyn, hoping to help others create things that are both beautiful and practical. He hopes to one day design and build rocket engines.
When and Where
When: Most Thursdays from 6-10 pm.
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Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.
Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station. Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.