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Tool Orientation: The Basics of Welding

September 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Are you interested in exploring a new trade but don’t want to commit to an expensive trades program?

In this introductory level orientation, you can get hands on experience with tools in the metal shop and learn the step by step process to create clean strong welds. You will carry out several operations to prep your material, tack your pieces and lay a simple bead. This process aims to make you comfortable using the tools and gain welding experience.

Duration: 3 hours

Time: 1:00-4:00 biweekly on Sundays (please note the class may exceed 3 hours and go until 4:30)

Maximum Participants: 1 (welding classes are taught one on one)

Class Goals: You will learn the proper safety procedures and the routine set up to weld confidently. By the end of the class you will have gained experience in: cutting stock metal, prepping and cleaning a weld, tacking a weld, creating T joints and the outside corners of welds, and fitting a MIG weld into your project. The final project will be a clean and polished finished practice piece you can proudly take home.

During the class our instructor will explain the mechanics of each tool and carry out an orientation to demonstrate their function. You will then be authorized to use the tools independently and receive ample practice time.

After the orientation, members at Maker Cube will be able to use the tools covered in the orientation on a regular basis after successful completion of the testing portion each tool.

Come to our workshop if :

You want to increase your exposure to welding

You’re not scared of a few sparks flying (literally)

You want to make your own iron man suit

Safety First


  • Welding Mask (it is strongly recommended that participants bring their own welding shield, if  a participant does not have a welding mask, a sanitized welding mask will be provided)
  • Eye Protection (participants must bring their own eye protection, if they do not have eye protection a pair can be purchased at Maker Cube’s front counter)
  • Closed Toed Shoes (preferably boots)
  • Denim jeans
  • Long sleeves
  • Long hair tied back
  • No loose jewelry
  • No flammable materials (synthetic material such as polyester,nylon etc.)


  • Steel toed boots
  • A baseball cap
  • Members are strongly encouraged to bring their own welding gloves and welding jacket

Prerequisites: None

Tools Learned: 

  • Angle Grinders
  • MIG welder
  • Polisher

About the Instructor :

Corey Gerard – Welding Instructor at Maker Cube

Corey’s interest in fabrication began in 2012 when he started working for a water jet company. After a few years of building a strong skill set in metallurgy, precision measures and water jet cutting, Corey began a new career path working for foundation mechanical. At his new career he has expanded his welding skills while learning how to build brewery equipment and gained experience in laser cutting, graphic design and brewing beer!

In his space time when he’s not tinkering at Maker Cube, Corey enjoys; rock climbing in the summer, snow boarding in the winter, playing guitar and drinking an ice cold beer.


What is the age limit for the class?

The minimum age for participants is 14. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian provide supervision during the class. Do you have children younger than 14? Sign up for our mailing list to get updates on our summer camps and kid friendly classes!

Where can I park ?

Maker Cube’s parking lot has ample space available. Should the lot reach capacity, there is street parking along 206A St.

How do I cancel or reschedule a class?

Refunds or credit for future classes will only be provided if we are notified by email to [email protected] at least 24 hours in advance of the class. No refunds will be provided for late cancellation, and a re booking of $45.00 will be applied to reschedule a class.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the class for sign-in and to ensure it starts on time, those arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be able to attend. In the event of low registration the class will be canceled and participants registered will be rescheduled to an alternate class date.


September 20
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Maker Cube INC.


Maker Cube
#104B 5947 206A Street
Langley, British Columbia V3A8M1 Canada
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