Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)

at Craftsman Ave - Gowanus

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$275 4 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time

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Gowanus, Brooklyn
117B 11th St
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this metal working class:

Learn the fundamentals of metal fabrication and welding by building a small metal planter.

Put on your helmets and make sparks fly!

If you’ve ever admired the wizardry of a welder at work, this class is for you. In one evening, you can gain entry into the world of metal fabrication, learning from masters to make your own metal work and emerge stronger, faster, smarter – or at least with awesome, fiery new skills! Be the wizard.

This workshop will introduce you to the core skills used in metal fabrication – cutting, welding and grinding – through the guided creation of a small minimalist planter. Mentored by an expert craftsperson, you’ll get LOTS of hands-on experience with all the tools needed to cut, shape, weld, and polish steel. You’ll practice and develop your skills and artistry, and apply them to creating your own custom, practical, and beautiful finished work to take home.

Finally, you’ll be able to personalize your planter’s features, including it’s “feet” and finish. For example, you can choose to leave your planter “clean and shiny” or use our engravers to personalize it however you see fit.

This workshop will push you to work hard so you can get those great rewards – new competence, new creation, new confidence. Whether you are already familiar with some power tools or a total novice, you will emerge with greater comfort in the shop and new skills. Whether this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience or the beginning of a love affair with metal, you will take home a cool, custom object, learn something new and different, and have a good time. Get in there and make some sparks fly!

Skill Level : Beginner — This course is designed for beginners with little or no prior metal fabrication experience.

Tools and techniques : You’ll get lots of hands-on time with a MIG welder, as well as angle grinders and various hand tools.

Length: 4 hours, give or take thirty minutes.

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Refund Policy

Cancellations or rescheduling requests 1 week or more prior to start of a workshop can receive a full refund or full credit towards a future workshop.  Cancellations or rescheduling requests between a week and two days prior to start of a workshop will receive a credit of 50% towards a future workshop. Cancellations or rescheduling requests made within two days prior to start of a workshop will not receive any refund or credit.  All cancellation/rescheduling requests should be sent directly to [email protected]  


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6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
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8:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
6:00pm - 10:00pm Eastern Time TBD 1 $275
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Question from anonymous
Hi, I was wondering if we are able to design our own table or if we will use a standard template? Thank you Gavin Kelly
Answer from Chris J. Verified Educator
Hi Gavin, The table built in this workshop follows a standard template, but have the Choice of 1/4" steel rod or 1/4" x 1/8" steel angle material for the legs, and are encouraged to ask about additions or changes to the template. While we can't guarantee that every idea will translate to a functional design, we love to see people think outside the box! -Liam
Question from anonymous
Hi, are supplies included in this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, supplies are included.
Question from Maryanne C.
What is the size of the “small scale coffee table”?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
HI MaryAnne! The size of the table is approximately 10"X10" and 15” height.
Question from Aidan C.
Do you learn how to use a lathe and milling machine in this class?
Answer from Seth Q. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Lathe and milling machine is not being used in the class, just anglegrinders, and welding.
Answer from Erika A. Verified Student
Not in this class. You used routers, welder, angle grinder and learned to bend metal.
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Reviews of Classes at Craftsman Ave (448)

(448 Reviews)
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Omari R. on 8/21/2022
The class was great and the instructors were even better. It's not cheap, but highly recommended!
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by angel a. on 7/2/2022
Love it, trainers are #1 great ,teaching I learn a lot...wish them the best...great experience. Love to be in class with them again...
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Enrique N. on 8/15/2021
I took a 4-hour Saturday morning Introduction to MIG welding class and loved it! The class size was small, and so we had tons hands-on practice and loads of interaction with our awesome instructor, who was knowledgeable, patient, and super friendly. Our instructor began the class by giving us an overview of the steps that we would take to fabricate a metal planter. Next, he explained each step and the proper use of each tool as we completed each stage toward our final result. He ensured that students were adhering to safe and proper use of tools throughout, as he offered encouragement and tips to ensure a better result. All told, I couldn't ask for a better experience. This is exactly the entry-point that I needed to start practicing these skills on my own.
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Rob H. on 4/26/2021
I took Craftsman Ave's "Make a Steel Planter Box (Introduction to Welding and Metal Fabrication)" class this past weekend and had a blast. The instructor was knowledgeable and the perfect amount of hands on. The space is very cool and safety was top notch. This won't be my last time at Craftsman Ave. Thanks guys!
Make a Steel Planter Box (Welding/Metal Fabrication)
Reviewed by Hildingur M. on 4/2/2021
Amazing class, amazing instructor, amazing workshop in Brooklyn!
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