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    • 11 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Ideaworks - 1730 H street, Fresno, CA. 93721
    • 0
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    Beginning Welding is a 3-session course; each session is 3 hours. Students will gain a core understanding of how to operate welding equipment safely and get familiar with basic techniques.  This class is for hobbyists, makers, artists, or anyone wanting to try something new and challenge themselves a bit in a comfortable collaborative environment.

    Check the class times shown to ensure you can make it to every session.

    What Not to Wear:

    • Do not wear rings or other jewelry. 
    • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
    • Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce skin burns.
    • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
    • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility. A cotton cloth mask is safest around open flame. Your instructor will explain the safe use of face masks around welding equipment.


    We will provide:

    • Eye protection
    • Face hood/shield
    • Leathers
    • Insulated gloves
    • Ear plugs
    • Materials for class projects
    • Please bring any hoods/gloves/leathers if you have them
    Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the Weldatorium tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.
      Free Month of Membership For First-time students

      The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here:

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

      • 15 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 29 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 3 sessions
      • Ideaworks - 1730 H Street, Fresno, CA. 93721
      • 0
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      Beginning Woodshop runs for 3 sessions of 4 hours and assumes no previous woodworking experience.  The goal is to train students in the basic use and safety aspects of the major tools in the woodshop.  

      Students should plan to attend all three classes.  

      The first meeting will cover  basic safety and project selection.  The second and third sessions will be devoted to a project that will reinforce the skills learned on day 1.  We will be using many of the tools we practiced on, as well as some layout and marking skills, to build a small project that you will be able to take home and be proud of!

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested
      • Materials for class projects (increase in wood prices raised class price)

      Upon completion of the class, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the covered woodshop tools unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here:

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.
      • 25 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 27 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Fresno Ideaworks - 1730 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
      • 2
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      This is an introductory course on how to use the CNC machine with an emphasis on safety. In this class, you will examine the entire work flow of the CNC process, learn how to import geometry, investigate certain editing techniques, and the necessary requirements to create the g-code for tool calibration.  This final process will include setting feed and speed, how to input specifications of the raw material, etc. Finally, students will be able learn how to setup the device, how to load and secure materials, and how to set the home position and run a simple job.  This introductory class does not include any Computer Aided Design (CAD) instruction.

      Upon completion of this introductory class, students will have earned their Programming Level 1.  Programming Level 2 can be earned after running a minimum of 5 successful jobs while under instructor supervision.  This level includes programming and operation. Unsupervised access will be determined by instructor approval only.

      Prerequisites:

      • Basic understanding of Windows File Structure
      • Basic arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

      What Not to Wear:

      • Do not wear any dangling jewelry or lanyards that can get caught in machinery. 
      • Do not wear clothing with loose sleeves or draped or dangling elements that can get caught in machinery
      • No open toe shoes (anywhere in the facility)
      • Long hair and beards should be securely tied back.
      • Currently face masks must be worn in all areas of the facility. A cotton cloth mask with ties instead of ear loops must be well secured with no dangling tie ends.


      We will provide:

      • Eye protection
      • Ear plugs if requested

      Upon completion of the class and projects, Ideaworks members may be certified to use the CNC unsupervised during business hours with instructor's approval.

      FREE MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP - New members only

      The class includes a one month associate membership to Ideaworks. This offer is only valid for classes $100 and over. Your associate membership starts on the day of your last scheduled class. If you would like to continue your membership, please visit us here: 

      Join us

      Current members of Fresno Ideaworks are not eligible for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

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    01 Mar 2017 Wooly Wednesdays
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    Address:

    Fresno Ideaworks

    1730 H Street

    Fresno, CA, 93721


    Phone:

    559-840-8749


    Fresno Ideaworks is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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