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RFL Metal Shop Orientation

  • 3 Dec 2023
  • 3 Nov 2024
  • 12 sessions
  • 3 Dec 2023, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 7 Jan 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 4 Feb 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 3 Mar 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • 7 Apr 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 5 May 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 2 Jun 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 7 Jul 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 4 Aug 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 1 Sep 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 6 Oct 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 3 Nov 2024, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM (EST)
  • Roswell Firelabs, 1601 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell GA 30076
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02:00PM - 04:00PM: RFL Metal Shop Orientation

This orientation introduces some of the policies, equipment, and safety procedures in the Roswell Firelabs metal shop. This class will NOT teach you how to weld, however, students will be shown how to safely use a few of the common tools used in the metal shop and will get a chance to make a few MIG welds. Taking Metal Shop Orientation will not authorize you to use the welder, the handheld plasma cutter, the CNC plasma cutter, or the drill press by yourself, but we will cover the procedures for how to get authorized.

Be advised: Students must bring safety glasses, work gloves, closed-toe shoes, long pants, and long sleeves. Cotton and leather clothing only (no polyester). If ALL attendees are not dressed appropriately the class will be rescheduled.

Unless rescheduled, Metal Shop Orientation is the first Sunday of the Month.

Orientation is led by Paul Teal, who put together a small metal shop to make balloon frames for his balloon art business. He is now selling balloon frames to other balloon artists at

Minimum Age: 13

Each class is individual in this series, you are not required to attend previous sessions nor are you missing anything by choosing any individual session.

Roswell FireLabs
1601 Holcomb Bridge Rd

Roswell, GA 30076

Roswell FireLabs is managed by Atlanta Maker Alliance, Inc., a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

By participating in any activities at the Roswell Firelabs, you acknowledge the following terms:

  1. I am aware and understand that some activities conducted at Roswell Firelabs are inherently dangerous and involve risk of injury, death, or property damage. 
  2. I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the activities and/or facilities operated by the organization, and agree to accept all risks. 
  3. I acknowledge all training, safety, and general policies and procedures ratified by the organization, and pledge to abide by them.
  4. I acknowledge and agree to hold harmless Roswell Firelabs / Atlanta Maker Alliance, its members, officers, directors, successors, and delegates from all claims on account of personal injury, death, or property damage attributed to my participation in activities and/or facilities operated by Roswell Firelabs / Atlanta Maker Alliance.
  5. I agree to not bring any claims against the organization, and hereby release and discharge the organization from liability under any such claims.
  6. Additionally, I agree to hold the organization harmless against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, or expenses of whatever kind arising from any claim of a third party related to activities and/or facilities operated by Roswell Firelabs / Atlanta Maker Alliance.
  7. I acknowledge that Roswell Firelabs utilizes video recording devices for the security of the property and the welfare of the organization.

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