Event Details

In this class students will learn basic safety in Generator's Metal Shop as well as basic operation of several tools including the drill press, horizontal bandsaw, stationary grinder/sanders, 4" angle grinder, floor bender and the sand blaster/compressor. This class is a prerequisite for operating the CNC plasma cutter, MIG/TIG/Oxy Acetylene welders, vertical mill and lathe.

Please wear:

- Long pants (cotton, no synthetics)

- Close-toed shoes (leather upper if possible). Boots recommended. No sandals or mesh type sneakers

- Long sleeve cotton shirt (no synthetics) or a short sleeve cotton shirt (protective sleeves available)

- Wear clothes that you do not care about being damaged or stained

- Long hair must be tied back

- Safety glasses are required. If you wear glasses or have prescription safety glasses, bring them

Medical Considerations

If you have a medical device that can be affected by electromagnetic fields (pacemaker, hearing aid, etc), please consult your doctor for clearance before signing up for a welding class.


  • Alex Hahl

    Alex Hahl

    Alex is a freelance maker and teacher who specializes in metal fabrication. He grew up in the idyllic suburbs of northern Virginia and went on to get a degree in geography from the University of Kansas. After a subsequent career as a pizza artist, he hit the road and found himself working as a commercial fisherman on the coast of Maine. Now in Burlington, Generator is where Alex spends most of his time. His goal in life is to learn how to do everything, or at least everything that interests him.

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Metal Shop Training
Standard Price $175
Metal Shop Training (Member Only)
Member Price $157.50


40 Sears Ln

Sears Lane 40
Burlington, Vermont

If you have any questions please contact Sam Graulty

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