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Old 08-16-2011, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Coupebuilder View Post
I am frequently asked about teaching welding classes in my shop. I always enjoyed sharing what has taken me years to learn the hard way and if I can make a few bucks why not. I have a friend who is also an excellent welder with about the same amount of experience as myself (20 yrs) My initial thoughts run something like this:

Saturday or Sunday classes
10am-6pm with one hour lunch
very small class 6-8 people max (3-4 per "instructor")
Students can bring their own mig/tig if they have one for proper setup and operating instruction
apprx 1 hour of parts preparation, different properties of ferrous non-ferrous materials basic layout etc
3 hours Mig (mostly hands on with our machines)
1 hour Tig basics/theory
2 hours Tig hands on

Price will be 195.00 per student for the day and will include lunch and materials. They will need to bring their own gloves etc, but we will provide everything else including helmets.

Wondering if anyone (especially newbie welders) has any comments...good idea/bad idea, what you would like to learn etc.
Man, I have lots of questions. I would love this sort of class.

Would you be willing to put together some kind of an "online" class here on the forum for those that can't afford gas to get to Dunkirk, NY?

Maybe set up some exercises that we can do at home and post our results with settings.

I don't know if you have the time for this but it sure would be helpful.

I would be willing to pay for it, not sure what I could afford, but I love this idea.

Jody Collier has done a wonderful job on his youTube videos, but he doesn't dedicate a lot of time to any one discipline.
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