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Welding class

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1985_K5_Silverado, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    I'm just looking into learning more about welding as a hobby, for personal purposes, and thought that I'd consider taking an intro class. I've just done a tiny bit of buzz box welding before, with variable results. When I say "variable", I mean weld on a bracket - maybe it won't break off when I smack it with a hammer, or maybe it will. With my current "skills", I wouldn't even consider welding anything that would be trouble if a weld broke.



    This is the intro class they have at a nearby community college:​

    WELDING FUNDAMENTALS (non-credit)


    Learn or renew basic welding skills for automotive technicians, maintenance staff, construction trades and for home/ranch projects. Students will need to provide their own safety glasses, leather gloves, arc-welding helmet, and pliers.


    (six 3-hour sessions, tuition $99)

    It seems like I could prevent making at least 99 bucks worth of mistakes by taking the class. Considering what I'd be spending on equipment and a few more classes if I decided that I liked it enough to keep on doing it, the tuition looks like a drop in the bucket.




     
  2. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    By the way, I didn't post this in the welding forum, because it's not really a welding tech Q&A type of topic.
     
  3. readymix

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    Welding Forum ????

    Sure take the class. For $99 you will at least have a little fun
     
  4. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    news to me.
     
  5. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Hmm, I guess there isn't one! That must have been a dream (but wouldn't be a terrible idea for a new forum in the "miscellaneous discussion" section).
     
  6. roadnotca

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    Take the class, build your own weld cart, bumpers, BBQ, press; load up!:D
     
  7. Jonny-K5

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    ive taken several classes at my local CC. basic, advanced,ICAR,mig,tig. money well spent. much better to learn the right way in a school than from your buddy down the street IMO.
     
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    Iam taking a similar class right now. I think it will be worth it for the cost of metal/ electrods to learn on and the help you can get at the class. If your thinking of getting into welding, your going to have to buy gloves and a helmet anyways. I really enjoy my class and have learned a lot in these few weeks.
     
  9. Guss

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    I started out welding as a hobby and kept taking classes at my cc until i was decent. then i decided to get certified and now it is somthing for me to fall back on. not to mention its cool to build stuff that people can use or apreciate.
     
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    I'm going to take one of these. I figure it cant hurt and the price is right. My buddy got certified by this class, plus you cant beat the price and expience
     

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