Six-Week Metal Boot Camp Session 2: Grinding for Redemption


This is introductory, foundational coursework for novice and intermediate metalworkers. We offer advanced and ongoing classes for complex subjects like TIG.

We offer these classes individually as it is frequently difficult for clients to attend six consecutive weekends, we no longer offer the group of classes bundled under one price as this leads to an excessive rescheduling burden.

We provide all equipment required. We provide materials for curriculum based projects. The class does not support individual project work.

It is helpful to attend as many as possible in a row and catch the class you missed the next time it is offered. Minors 16 y.o. and up may attend.

Classes will balance theory with hands on practice. Our goal is to help you develop proficiency with the tools of metalwork in the most concise and effective way possible. We emphasize hands-on practice. Most classes are at least 50% hands on, with a lunch break.

In this class we will cover:

  • Personal protective equipment, how earplugs and safety glasses work.
  • Grinding, what the tools are and what they do.
  • How to evaluate grinding equipment for function and safety.
  • How to operate grinding equipment safely, or, how not to operate it unsafely.
  • Grinding as redemption, how to grind away errors and make perfect looking work.
  • Ferocity, how to remove or improve mediocre welds quickly.
  • Intelligence, the tips and tricks that allow you to flatten blend and finish.
  • Nemesis, oxides versus shiny, the eternal struggle.
  • Flat grinding, how to make a flat intersection.
  • In this class we will weld up a rectangular wall shelf for displaying items, you will make it look perfect no matter how terrible your initial welds were, because we can.

This class is taught at Hazardfactory, a 3000 sq ft working industrial arts studio in south Seattle. We are firmly committed to offering the highest quality instruction of this type. We offer a safe, actively supportive, ism-free working environment. We think of ourselves as occasionally funny.


We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any class which is under enrolled. We refund any class which we cancel. Clients will be refunded in full for any class cancelled two weeks in advance. We do not re-schedule.


We transfer expertise from professional to enthusiast. We offer team-building exercises, welding and sculptural classes. We teach every conventional type of welding and computer numeric control of plasma cutting equipment. We can also teach fabrication, metal casting, and basic machine tool operation.

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Class Fee: $160

  Apr 7, 2018 - Apr 7, 2018
  May 19, 2018 - May 19, 2018
  Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018
  Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
Class Type: In Person
7800 Seventh Ave South
Seattle, Washington 98101

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Reviews of HazardFactory

(1 Review)
Mackay C.
Rusty Is Radical. Great experience, great instructor! Metalwork is a lot like having super-powers! This five hour MIG welding class is designed to familiarize you with the required equipment and establish your confidence so you feel comfortable welding on your own. You will be introduced to different machines and can expect to walk out of the class ready to weld safely and independently. The workshop fee includes all shop materials and equipment; just show up.