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Creative Metalwork & Welding

Learn how to design, plan and fabricate in metal for your own practical and creative projects.

This skills-focused class will take you through the steps from initial concept, to purchasing materials, safe use of machinery and mastering MIG welding, oxy and plasma cutting, lathe turning, and fabrication and construction techniques. You’ll learn all the basic welding and metalwork techniques required for small construction and art projects.

  • Adults: $418.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST

Details

Age 16+
Skill Level Intermediate & Advanced
Time slot Whole week - full days
Status Filling up. There are only 4 places available.
Location Bellingen High School

More about the course

Your major project will be a BBQ Camp Stove. Also known as a Pig or Rocket stove, this portable wood stove is brilliant for baking, cooking and frying in the outdoors. They're the secret cooking tool of seasoned campers.

The BBQ Camp Stove is a great starter project for learning metalwork and welding.

Mix theory, demonstrations and plenty of hands-on time, to construct your stove. You’ll also get an option to take on an extension project, to further develop your skills to the point where you can confidently tackle your own projects.

Using the excellent equipment at Bellingen High School you will learn MIG welding, oxy and plasma cutting, lathe turning, and fabrication and construction techniques.

 

Student Feedback

2019 Camp Creative Survey

"Cameron was a brilliant teacher, generous of his knowledge, with the patience of Job, and nothing fazed him or was too much trouble. He taught in an easy to understand way, with humour to make the course enjoyable. 

Safety was a high priority and he made sure everyone was aware of safe procedures in machine operation. An excellent person for the job. I was introduced to many new skills (for me) in metalwork, and access to high tech and expensive equipment I would not otherwise be able to buy or use."

 

2018 Camp Creative Survey

"Cameron was brilliant as always. A truly excellent teacher, happy to share his knowledge and ever-ready to lead us to learning! 

My second pig to go with my pig bbq hot water service .... and I’ll keep coming back to metalwork as I continue to build on my skills each CC. My seventh CC was a huge success, just like the previous six!"

 

2017 Camp Creative Survey

"Cameron did a great job instructing on the use of all the equipment/tools. He was extremely patient in giving individual advice, which was constant throughout the course."

"Cameron was terrific. Always available and very knowledgeable. He was also very quick to fix things that were not working and to find a way to solve a problem. Great tutor."


Tutor

Cameron Walmsley

Cameron Walmsley

Cameron is a qualified Industrial Arts teacher and has several years’ experience in teaching metals-based courses. As a teacher at Bellingen High School, he is also very familiar with the excellent equipment and the infrastructure that will be used. His particular passion is recycling metal goods for re-use rather than landfill.

 


Course Requirements

There will be an $80 material (minimum) charge paid at the start of the camp for the project. Material costs may change if there is a major change in metal costs at the time. Additional material costs for any other projects will be paid at the time of construction. 

The personal protective equipment required for this course is overalls or similar, and solid leather shoes or boots. We can provide, or you can bring, safety glasses, a welding mask and welding gloves.

Please contact Cameron on c.walmsley@bigpond.com if you have any questions.


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