A Practical Introduction to Welding

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
67 Cedar Hill Road, Northborough, MA 01532

Hi All --

I'm offering a 4-session welding workshop that I've run a few times before and has been well received.  Sessions fall on the following dates:

Saturdays, October 28, November 7, 14, 21     10am 'til 2:30pm (1/2 hour lunch) each day
Sundays,   October 29, November 8, 15, 22     10am 'til 2:30pm (1/2 hour lunch) each day

Contact me to schedule sessions.  If some modification of the dates or times - like Fridays instead of Saturdays or pushing dates later or earlier/later in the day or whatever - would work for you, let me know and I'll try to accommodate.   Since there are only 2 people per workshop, If you want to do it with a friend, that would fill one workshop and we could schedule it pretty much however works for you.

Brian Huckins
Huckins Forge
67 Cedar Hill Road
Northborough, MA 01532


The purpose of this workshop is to learn about the different types of welding and get a chance to try each of them. We will also discuss what kinds of equipment would be appropriate for the farm. Time will be given to techniques you can use for metal fabrication and repair as they relate to farm equipment. A considerable part of the workshop will be spent actually practicing different welding techniques. You will leave with an ability to do simple welding and make simple repairs and an understanding of what is required to pursue the skill further.

We will study and do oxy-acetylene cutting, brazing and welding, wire feed welding (FCAW), MIG welding (GMAW) and stick welding (SMAW).  TIG welding will be described but not taught.

“Will I be able to weld after the workshop?” Yes.
“Will I be a good welder after the workshop?” Nope, sorry. Good welding is a skill that takes considerable practice.  The intention in this workshop is to get a basic start at it.  If your intention is to become a certified, professional welder, that requires much additional study and practice and this is NOT the course for you.  You would want to take a course at a local trade school

The workshop consists of 4 sessions of 4 hours each held at my work space in Northborough, MA. Due to space and equipment limitations, each workshop is limited to 2 participants. The cost is $275 plus a $25 material and supplies fee.

"Awesome! A lot of information was covered in just a few sessions, with lots of hands on practice, allowing us to get a taste for different welding techniques and how to apply them on farm. I loved that [she] and I could be working simultaneously and have time to experiment and get a feel for the tools  ......  I really appreciated the balance between talking through technical information, different welding tools, sketching out diagrams, etc. and then practicing what we talked through." - Julia S