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MTL103: Basic Metal Shop SBU
Class Number 10-53990

In this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class, learn to use the cutting and shaping tools most commonly needed when working with metal. The tools work best on materials at least 1/8” thick, but some will work on thinner material as well. These tools are designed to work with steel and aluminum. Get hands-on experience using the vertical and horizontal band saw, cold saw, drill press, pedestal grinder, and disc sander.

This class is the perfect companion to the mill, lathe and welding classes.

Project: Metal bottle opener

Prerequisite(s): None

Equipment access: Vertical and horizontal band saw, cold saw, drill press, pedestal grinder, and disc sander

Minimum age: 16

Supervision requirement: None


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection, and short sleeves. Pull back hair, no jewelry,no gloves.

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

    Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

    TechShop Location: TechShop San Francisco
    Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
    Instructor: Thomas Van Houten
    Class Date: Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014
    Start Time: 5:00 PM
    Class Length: 2 Hours
    Member Price: $65.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
    Non-member Price: $80.00
    Lab Fee: $10.00
    Age Range: 16 and Up
    Min. Students: 2
    Max Students: 5
    Current Students: 5
    Seats Left: 0
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