In September, Metalwood Salvage in the Cully neighborhood will hold three hands-on welding courses in what they hope will be the first stage of a growing industrial arts education program.
The classes will be held behind Metalwood’s shop at 4311 N.E. Prescott St. and will be taught by Nate Bowman, owner of Weld Economics FreehandFab and a certified welding educator, inspector and supervisor with 15 years of experience in welding and fabrication.
“We are really excited about the welding classes,” said Eric Bohne, owner of Metalwood and Alter Areas Design and Carpentry. “So far, we’ve got support from Central Welding Supply and Lincoln Welders. Our goal is to demystify metal and working with metal for as many people as we can. It’s a valuable skill that everyone should have – and we’re making that skill accessible.”
The courses will be offered for three consecutive weeks, Mondays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and each week will cover a different topic, including a “project night” on week three to complete the course with your own creation. Cost of the class is $200 and no experience is required.
“We’re hoping to build from our first class offering – Welding 101 – and expand that to as many industrial arts classes as we can provide,” said Bohne.
For more information or to reserve a spot, call 503-715-5432 or visit www.metalwoodsalvage.com.