17 Woodworking Basics Through an interactive blend of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on experience, a beginning woodworker can step into a professionally-equipped workshop to learn basic woodworking. You will be encouraged to select a project of your choosing consistent with your proficiency level and ability to complete it by the end of class. Topics of instruction include: shop safety; use of hand tools; competency checks on portable and stationary woodworking equipment; types and use of measurement tools; characteristics of wood; and project selection, scaled drawings and planning. You are responsible for supplying your own lumber and need to bring a ruler (scale), tape rule, pencil, note paper, and safety glasses to each class. Dress in appropriate shop apparel (closed toe shoes, hair tied back, no dangling jewelry, no baggy clothes). There is no storage space for projects to be left in the shop. 9 Tuesdays • 6 - 9pm • Feb 27 - May 1 • $295 (No class April 17) WK07-S18 Instructor: Steven Mahoney Workshop Workshop Auto Body Repair Basics Learn to use special auto body tools, dent removal techniques, patch forming, and body fillers in Assabet Valley’s professional Auto Collision Shop.  Repair dents, remove rust spots and surface imperfections. You will also learn paint preparation and refinishing procedures for partial vehicle refinishing. You will need instructor approval of your project during first class. Come prepared to work. There is no storage space for cars. Course fee covers the cost of equipment use and most of the basic supplies (i.e. filler, sandpaper, grinding wheels, and welding supplies). Bring safety glasses and a dust mask. 9 Tuesdays • 6 - 10pm • March 1 - May 10 • $399 (No class April 17) WK01-S18 Instructor: Josias Conationi Car Care Do you want to learn how to repair and maintain your own vehicle without the hassle or expense of being subject to the dealership or local garage? Now is your chance to achieve automotive independence. You will explore student generated topics regarding general automotive services as well as some of Assabet’s own NATEF master certified curriculum.  Whether you want to learn basic maintenance such as tune ups, oil changes and general fluid servicing or you want to get a little more in depth with some electrical and computer diagnostics this is the place to learn. You will understand the basic theory and then perform the work on your car. Nightly projects must be able to be completed in a three hour time frame. There is no overnight storage of vehicles. 8 Mondays • 6 - 9pm • March 5 - April 30 • $299 (No class April 16) WK12-S18 Instructor: Dan Capuano Welding: Basics Learn the technical and practical knowledge of arc and gas welding and Metallic Inert Gas (MIG) welding in well-equipped work stations. You will learn safety precautions for cutting and heating; metal identification and welding techniques for steel,   stainless steel and aluminum. Demonstration and theory working with TIG and MIG welding is included. Related classroom work includes joint design, melting points, uses of electrode, and related sciences. You should have good eyesight and a steady hand. Tuition includes cost of all related welding supplies. Bring shade 5 safety glasses and work gloves. 8 Mondays • 6 - 9pm • February 26 - April 23 • $425 (No class April 16) WK05-S18a Instructor: Benjamin Dunbar 8 Tuesdays • 6:30 - 9:30pm • February 27 - April 24 • $425 (No class April 17) WK05-S18b Instructor: Larry Hilow 8 Thursdays • 6:30 - 9:30pm • March 1 - April 26 • $425 (No class April 19) WK05-S18c Instructor: Larry Hilow Welding Open Shop Are you preparing for a welding test or are you interested in working on your own project? If so, then this Open Shop is for YOU! You will get hands-on practice for any of the following tests; 7018/ SMAW, 3/8” plate,1G, 3G, or 4G or Flux Core, 3/8” plate 1G or 3G.  If you become skilled to pass the desired test, you may register for the welding test for an additional fee of $225. This fee includes the test materials, your test proctor, and the evaluation of the test specimen from a certified welding inspector.  If your test specimen meets the American Welding Society (AWS) qualifications, you will be issued a Qualification Record. You may also use our state-of-the-art metal fabrication workshop to work on your own small projects. If you decide to work own your own project, it must be approved by the instructor on the first night of class. You are responsible for supplying your own materials. There is no storage space for projects to be left in the shop. Safety glasses, helmets, gloves, and proper attire are required. Completion of a basic welding class or equivalent experience is required. 8 Wednesdays • 6 - 9pm • February 28 - April 25 • $399 (No class April 18) WK10-S18 Instructor: Benjamin Dunbar I really learned a lot about basic welding. The facility is outstanding. Bert Baldarelli Basic Welding