Over the summer I had the pleasure to work with and teach some young gentleman a thing or two about fabrication.  I can’t say enough good things about these young men- intelligent, eager to learn and hard working.  I’ve always been the kind of person to learn from doing and I’ve made it where I am today by having some great mentors of my own. It’s very rewarding to be able to do the same and be able to pass on some of the skills and knowledge I have. No matter what paths these young men decide to take, exposure to new things and an interest in learning and doing is always beneficial.

Here are a few of the concepts we covered:


-fundamentals of electric arc welding

-differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals

-differences between ARC, MIG, TIG welding

-fundamentals of how a plasma cutter operates

-fundamentals of milling and subtractive machining

-introduction to CAD drawing (2D modeling)

-Introduction to CNC fabrication and basic tool path strategies

-converting CAD drawings to G-Code for cutting

-hands on MIG welding

-hands on Plasma cutting

-CNC machine setup and operation


Mr. Alex plasma cutting steel:


Mr. Tyler welding steel: