Wood & Metal Combo Classes

Wood & Metal Combo Classes

 

Combine woodworking and metalworking together in these multi-session classes where we will guide you through building some really beautiful projects partnering with Community Woodshop next door.

Requirements for all Classes:  No prerequisites or experience required for any of the classes.  Safety check is not required for these classes for either the wood or the metal shop.  We can teach about anyone to weld, but you have to be at least 14, not have a pacemaker (except for oxyacetylene), and it really helps if you can see decently in the dark (for instance, you don’t have trouble night driving).  You should also not be squeamish around power tools and sparks.  Students 14-17 must bring a participating parent or guardian to group classes (and sign up for two spots).

Clothing for all classes:  For the metal shop, you will be required to wear long sleeves and long pants, both made of 100% cotton or wool, and all leather or canvas shoes closed-toe shoes (Vans, Converse, work boots, cowboy boots all good; ballet flats, clogs, running shoes, all bad).  No synthetic melty stuff.  Please bring reading glasses and something to tie your hair back if you need either.  For the wood shop: reading glasses, hair tie, and closed-toe shoes.

Refund/Rescheduling policy here.



barstool

Wood and Metal: Hairpin Stool/Side Table Class

(2) 3-hr classes to build a beautiful stool using welding and woodworking

At Community Woodshop, you’ll learn to join up a board, use a bandsaw to rough out a circle for a barstool seat, and then use a router to clean up the edge and round it over for sitting delight.  Over here at MMW, you’ll learn to cut steel using the horizontal bandsaw, learn to cut it with an angle grinder, bend it with a rod bender, then learn to weld it all together into a hairpin stool using the MIG welder.

Class Details:  $150 (class fee) + $125 (materials and shop fee) = $275.  Six students max.

Sign Up Below


Wood and Metal: Bar Stool Class

(2) 3-hr classes to build a beautiful stool using welding and woodworking

Next door at Community Woodshop, you’ll learn to join up a board, use a bandsaw to rough out a circle for a barstool seat, and then use a router to clean up the edge and round it over for sitting delight.  Over here at MMW, you’ll learn to cut steel using the bandsaw and angle grinder, learn to light the oxyacetylene torch to heat the steel red hot and hot bend it, then learn to weld it all together using the MIG.  Sounds a lot like the hairpin stools class, but it’s rather different (hot vs cold bending, different set up, etc.)

Class Details:  $150 (class fee) + $125 (materials and shop fee) = $275.  Six students max.

Sign up Below


live_edge_tableLive Edge Table with Bent Steel Legs

(2) 3-hr classes building a nice slab side table using woodworking and welding

At Community Woodshop you’ll learn to take that raw slab and turn it into a beautiful table top, using the planer, sanders, and finishing tools. In the metal shop, you’ll get to learn to use a 6000* flame torch to bend steel bar into steel legs that perfectly fit your fancy piece of wood.  Burly, beautiful, functional…yours! (note: some times the metal night comes first).

Class Details:  $150 (class fee) + $125 (materials and shop fee) = $275.  Six students max.

Sign Up Below


plywood_side_tableWood and Metal: Industrial Modern End Table

(2) 3hr classes building the sweet table shown left

Learn to work with plywood using the table saw and joining it into tight corners over at Community Woodshop. The second night you get to spend here at MMW, learning to make pencil-rod legs: hot bending the legs, drilling out the brackets, and then welding both parts together. You’ll leave with a really nice side table and the pride of doing it yourself.

Class Details:  $150 (class fee) + $125 (materials and shop fee) = $275.  Six students max.

Sign up below


W&M: Mid-Century Coffee Table

(6) 3-hr classes to build a modern classy coffee table using welding and woodworking

More Mid-century inspired than actually mid-century because that table you see there–YOU’RE GOING TO BUILD IT!    Three nights at MMW and you’ll learn to build the base–welding, bending, grinding, and finishing your steel to a beautiful and level base.  Then three nights next door at Community Woodshop and you’ll learn to take a really nice piece of walnut, rough cut it with the bandsaw, then use a router and a template to get it to that classic shape.

ON HOLD.  Will return Fall 2017


W&M: Scotch & Soda Table

(4) 3-hr classes to build a modern classic steel and walnut table

A modern classic with a tubular steel frame and a nice hardwood top.  Ikea this is not.  It’s built to last and built by you.  Perfect for your living room or outdoors on your patio (hooray California).  Two classes at each Molten Metal Works and Community Woodshop.

Class Details: $160 (class fee) + $230 (materials and shop fee) = $390. Six students max.  SECOND RUN PRICING = $375

Sign Up Below