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Tool Orientation: The Basics of Welding

March 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Get hands on experience with all the tools and learn the step by step process to creating clean strong welds. You will carry out several operations to prep your material, tack your pieces and lay a simple bead as you become comfortable with using the tools safely.

Duration : 3 hours

1:00-4:00 on weekends (please note the class may exceed 3 hours and go until 4:30)

Project : MIG Welding Practice

Maximum Participants: 3

Class Goals : Students will learn all the safety procedures and routines needed to weld confidently. By the end of the class students will have gained experience in : cutting stock metal , prepping and cleaning a weld, tacking a weld , creating T joints and outside corner welds , and fitting MIG weld into your project. The final component will be having a cleaned and polished finished part that you can proudly take home.

During the class our experienced instructor will explain the mechanics of each tool and carry out an orientation to demonstrate their function. Students will then be authorized to use the tools independently as members of Maker Cube after successful completion of the testing portion for each tool. Please note that based on attendance this tool training may not provide significant practice with each tool, nor discuss any intermediate or advanced techniques.

Not a member? If you love the class and want more shop time we offer great incentives for new members on the day of the workshop.

Come to our workshop if :

The wonderful world of welding is intriguing

You’re not scared of a few sparks flying (literally)

You want to make your own iron man suit


  • Required : None

Tools Learned :

  • Horizontal Bandsaw
  • Angle Grinders
  • MIG Welder
  • Polisher

Safety First


  • Welding shields, gloves, jacket, and hearing protection will be provided
  • Please wear closed toe shoes(preferably boots) and denim jeans
    • Attendees not wearing appropriate pants or shoes will not be allowed to participate
  • Tie long hair back
  • No loose jewelry
  • Please wear long sleeves
  • Do not wear synthetic based (polyester, nylon, etc) clothing


  • Steel toe boots
  • A hat (baseball cap)
  • Feel free to bring your own safety gear

About the Instructor :

Corey Gerard – Instructor at Maker Cube

Corey’s interest in making began in 2012 when he started working at a water jet cutting company. After a few years of building a strong skill set in metallurgy, precision measurements, and all things water jet cutting, Corey left to expand his horizons in 2014 and join the Newlands team. There he gained skills pertaining to welding , metal fabrication, laser cutting, graphic design, and brewing beer!

In his spare time when he’s not tinkering here at Maker Cube, Corey enjoys; rock climbing in the summer , snowboarding in the winter, playing guitar, and enjoying an ice cold beer year round.


What is the age limit for the class?

The minimum age for participants is 13. Do you have children younger than 13? Sign up for our mailing list to get updates on our youth summer camps!

Where can I park ?

Maker Cube’s parking lot has ample space available. Should the lot reach capacity, there is street parking along 206A St.

How do I cancel or reschedule a class?

Refunds or credit for future classes will only be provided if we are notified by email to info@makercube.x10host.com at least 24 hours in advance of the class. No refunds will be provided for late cancellation, but we do offer a 50% credit towards a future class.

Please arrive 15 minutes before class for sign-in and to ensure it starts on time, those arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be able to attend. In the event of low registration the class will be canceled and participants registered will be rescheduled to an alternate class date.

For questions ,or concerns contact info@makercube.x10host.com


March 29, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Maker Cube – Langley Makerspace
#104B - 5947 206A St.
Langley, BC V3A 8M1 Canada