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Women’s Workshop – Intro to Welding – March

March 10 @ 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

*** This woman-only workshop is the same as our standard Intro to MIG Welding class, but with an extra “Welcome!” to female attendees.  Women, men, children, and persons of all kinds are, of course, welcome to any and all of the classes we offer at Port City Makerspace – this class is offered to provide a more welcoming environment in what can otherwise be a male-dominated workspace. ***

In this class participants will gain experience in the metal shop working with the MIG welder, along with supporting tools like the drill press, vertical, horizontal and portable band saws, chop saws, angle grinders, and more. Participants will learn important safety precautions about the metal shop, and will leave the class officially cleared to use the metalworking facilities at PCMS.

This class is intended for those with little to no experience in the metal shop. Individuals with no metal shop experience are encouraged to take this class before taking future welding or machining courses. The class is expected to last about 4 hours, but attendees are encouraged to budget some time after class to make sure they can get plenty of “hands on” time on the welder.

Required gear: All clothing should be non-synthetic (cotton or canvas is recommended), Long pants, long sleeve shirt, boots or other closed toe shoes, hair-tie for long hair, light duty work gloves, safety glasses and hearing protection. We recommend you bring your own safety gear, but we have equipment on hand if you don’t have any.

Class notes are available here – review them ahead of time or keep them for reference.  A hard copy of these notes is kept in the Port City Makerspace Metal Shop, in a yellow folder.

Instructor: Steve Pamboukes

Instructor Contact: 603 498 8882

Registration closes 3 days before event.

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before your event start date.


March 10
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Port City Makerspace
68 Morning Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States