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Getting Started in the Metal Shop

  • 2 Jun 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Roswell Firelabs, 1601 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell GA 30076
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02:00PM - 04:00PM:  Getting Started in the Metal Shop

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

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 and agree to the following terms:

    • I am aware and understand that some activities conducted at Roswell Firelabs are inherently dangerous and involve risk of injury, death, or property damage.

    • I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the activities and/or facilities operated by the organization, and agree to accept all risks.

    • I acknowledge all training, safety, and general policies and procedures ratified by the organization, and pledge to abide by them.

    • 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.

    • I agree to not bring any claims against the organization or the City of Roswell, and hereby release and discharge the organization and the City of Roswell from liability under any such claims.

    • Additionally, I agree to hold the organization and the City of Roswell 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.

    • I acknowledge that consent to this LIABILITY DISCLAIMER is implied upon entering the premises, either on my own behalf or through my legal guardian.

    • I certify that I am either a legal adult (18 years old), or will be accompanied by a legal chaperone/guardian capable of consenting to this LIABILITY DISCLAIMER on my behalf.  If I falsify my age (either on my own or through someone on my behalf), I acknowledge that this is not the fault, liability, or responsibility of Roswell Firelabs/Atlanta Maker Alliance, Inc., and the terms of this LIABILITY DISCLAIMER still apply.

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