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Welding classes
02-12-2017, 10:18 AM
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Welding classes
Anyone know of any welding courses or schools around the syracuse area? Ive looked at the Haun classes, and they seem pretty good but i work 8-4 in watertown so i cant really swing those classes. Night classes would be ideal, or weekends if need be. I just want to get a better idea of what I'm doing before i start working on cages and trusses and other things i can really mess up.
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02-13-2017, 07:10 PM
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RE: Welding classes
(02-12-2017 10:18 AM)Will12785 Wrote:  Anyone know of any welding courses or schools around the syracuse area? Ive looked at the Haun classes, and they seem pretty good but i work 8-4 in watertown so i cant really swing those classes. Night classes would be ideal, or weekends if need be. I just want to get a better idea of what I'm doing before i start working on cages and trusses and other things i can really mess up.
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02-15-2017, 12:04 AM
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RE: Welding classes
I asked my buddy Jess who welds for Converse Welding and he wasn't aware or anyone giving classes like that other than Haun but will keep an eye out.
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02-15-2017, 09:43 AM
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RE: Welding classes
BOCES used to do night classes, I believe.

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02-15-2017, 12:23 PM
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RE: Welding classes
I have Haun a call the other day and they said they can put together a custom night class for a group of people. They said max group size is 6 so if there is enough interest we could potentially get a class together.
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02-15-2017, 11:14 PM
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RE: Welding classes
If I were you I'd check out youtube to get your feet wet. This is assuming you have a welder already. The channel I'd recommend is "welding tips and tricks". Check out some of his early videos. He also sells DVDs on his website.

If you really want to be in a class setting check out BOCES.

http://www.ocmboces.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=2981

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02-16-2017, 06:47 AM
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RE: Welding classes
One benefit of attending a class is having someone there to help you avoid developing bad habits while welding. Once you learn how to do something the wrong way its very difficult to unlearn or even recognize that it is wrong or unsafe.

If you do decide to learn on your own I would suggest starting with arc (stick) welding. It will help you develop necessary skills used in all the common processes such as puddle control and travel speed.

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