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    • 10/01/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 5
    Register



    Develop fundamental skills in creating and repairing metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles. This introductory class includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety. Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.

    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor there will be many moments of awkward silence.

    • 10/09/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 4
    Register


    Making nails has been one the oldest forms of Blacksmithing for centuries. It is usually the first task of any apprentice to learn the basics skills necessary toward becoming a blacksmith. This course does not require a lot of strength nor skill-set prior to the class. For these reasons it is the perfect starting lesson for those wanting to try their hand at some old fashioned Blacksmithing. This course will teach students the proper terms, techniques, and protocols required to successfully create usable nails. For anyone looking to get a basic understanding of Blacksmithing, this is the course for you.


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.


    About the Instructor
    Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.



    • 10/09/2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 4
    Register


    Making nails has been one the oldest forms of Blacksmithing for centuries. It is usually the first task of any apprentice to learn the basics skills necessary toward becoming a blacksmith. This course does not require a lot of strength nor skill-set prior to the class. For these reasons it is the perfect starting lesson for those wanting to try their hand at some old fashioned Blacksmithing. This course will teach students the proper terms, techniques, and protocols required to successfully create usable nails. For anyone looking to get a basic understanding of Blacksmithing, this is the course for you.


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.


    About the Instructor
    Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.



    • 10/09/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register


    Forging Bottle Openers

    Punching through hot metal is a technique used in a time before drills and other methods for boring holes in metal were possible. Students who take this class will learn and utilize this technique in conjunction with various forms of shaping metal to produce a bottle opener. This class is designed around the precision students will need to successfully create a working bottle opener while honing their sculpting skills. Though no previous knowledge is required for this course it is suggested that students have a basic understanding of blacksmithing.

    About the InstructorClasses taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 10/10/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register


    Learn how to forge a Stock Knife

    In this class students will forge a small knife out of a piece of solid stock metal. This lesson will cover material foresight, design vs functionality, and will briefly hit upon types of metal and tempering techniques. The task used to create this knife will involve drawing- stretching out metal in a linear direction, forging out a bevel using hammer control, cutting, and sharpening. This class will involve the challenge of utilizing tongs and will introduce the methods necessary to handle the metal quickly and efficiently. Though this is an intermediate class, no previous knowledge is necessary to take this class. Work level is light to moderate.

    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the InstructorClasses taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    Age: there are no age restrictions to the class. Please read carefully the disclaimers and guidelines

    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 10/12/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Ave N, Birmingham AL 35212
    • 1
    Register


    Learn how to turn a wooden pen and get a FREE month of membership ($40 value)!

    In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe. Over just 1 hour, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of spindle turning, safety behind the lathe, as well as the different gauges to use in the process.


    During this hour you will also be able to get a tour of the makerspace and learn what other amazing opportunities we offer at RMM.

    We're looking forward to see you!!

    • 10/16/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 5
    Register



    Get a 25% discount on this new course! This offer will be available only on this date!


    Learn how to weld three metals together:

    This course covers different methods of adjoining metal together by use of a torch with the techniques of welding, brazing, and soldering. The differences in these techniques will be covered and the process demonstrated. The metals being a-joined include steel to steel, copper to copper, and Aluminum to aluminum, dissimilar joining between the three metals will also be touched on and demonstrated. In this class students will bond various metals with the aid of a gas fueled torch. Subjects like filling rods, fluxes, and various torch technique will be covered. No prerequisites are required for this class.

    No prerequisites are needed for the class, the work-level is light to moderate.


    Skill Level: Beginner

    Age: 18+


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    • 10/17/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 6
    Register



    Learn how to cast molten aluminum:


    Skill Level: Beginner

    Age: 18+


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge

    • 10/19/2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Ave N, Birmingham AL 35212
    • 3
    Register


    Learn how to turn a wooden pen and get a FREE month of membership ($40 value)!

    In this introductory course to wood turning, you'll be shown how to turn a beautiful wooden pen on the lathe. Over just 1 hour, you'll produce a gorgeous piece that is a perfect present for a dear one (or for yourself!) and learn the basics of spindle turning, safety behind the lathe, as well as the different gauges to use in the process.


    During this hour you will also be able to get a tour of the makerspace and learn what other amazing opportunities we offer at RMM.

    We're looking forward to see you!!

    • 10/23/2021
    • 10/24/2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 2
    Register


    Make your own personalized cutting board and learn essential shop skills in this introductory class to woodworking. In this course, you will design your own unique ~16" x 12" board from scratch by choosing from a variety of different hardwoods (hardwood supplies are provided by the class), cut them to size and assemble them. You will be taught the proper techniques to use table saw*, thickness planer, jointer and orbital sander and we’ll also continue building on the skills from the first class - proper gluing, sanding and finishing techniques - to ensure that your board will last a lifetime.

    *If you have never used a power tools like table saw, miter saw and don’t feel comfortable yet, I recommend starting with the course Cutting Boards I, which will focus on assembling pre-cut pieces.

    Day 1 Agenda: Students will design the unique look by deciding on orientation and combination of different hardwoods that will make up their own cutting board. They will then cut the pieces to the right sizes and clamp them together with wood glue.

    Day 2 Agenda: Students will remove the board from the clamps, remove excessive glue, sand the wood smooth and add details like rounded-over corners or chamfers. Finally, they’ll apply a protective coat of finish.

    Throughout the entire class an instructor will guide you through the process and guarantee your safety. If you have conflicts with attending Day 2, you may join any of the upcoming Cutting Board II class Day 2s to finish up your project.

    All materials as well as safety equipment will be provided.


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 10/27/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 3
    Register


    Get introduced to the beautiful craft of woodworking by making your own cutting board. You will choose from a variety of designs composed of different native hardwoods, learn proper assembling, gluing, sanding and finishing techniques and will be taught how to correctly use thickness planer and orbital sander.

    After this 3-hour course, you will bring home a stylish ~ 8.5" x 11" handmade board that you can show off to your friends and family.

    Check out the designs available to make during this class here


    What to wear: You must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long sleeves should be avoided if possible and rolled up if necessary. Long hair must be tied back and dangly necklaces, earrings or other accessories shall be removed before starting the class. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed.


    About the Instructor: Carlo has been a passionate woodworker for 5 years and recently made the move to leave his corporate job and started his own furniture-making company, Studio al Ponte. Cutting boards were the first projects that got him started, and he’s excited to share his knowledge for makers who want to learn the craft.


    • 10/31/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register


    • 10/31/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 6
    Register


    • 11/06/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 3
    Register


    Forging Hammers

    In this course students will take old sledge hammers and turn them into high quality forging hammers. This will involve taking an existing hammer head and reforming it into a new type of hammer using custom forging dies. Students will learn how to shape contours using the bench grinder and belt grinder then they will assemble the hammer into new wooden handle! 


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    • 11/06/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Ave N, Birmingham AL 35212
    • 6
    Register


    Forging Hammers

    In this course students will take old sledge hammers and turn them into high quality forging hammers. This will involve taking an existing hammer head and reforming it into a new type of hammer using custom forging dies. Students will learn how to shape contours using the bench grinder and belt grinder then they will assemble the hammer into new wooden handle! 


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the InstructorClasses taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.

    • 11/07/2021
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers
    • 5
    Register


    Forging Axes

    In this class students will learn how to take one metal object and transform it into another in a case of extreme transformation. Students will take old hammers consisting of tool steel and transform the striking surface into an axe. Students will also be introduced to drifting dies designed to widen the eye for proper fitting to an axe handle. From here students will learn how to shape and refine the blade using the grinder and finally finishing it off with a fair amount of sanding before polishing. The final task is the heat treatment to temper the blade to withstand heavy blows. This will involve normalization, oil quenching, and heat tempering.


    There will be no refunds within 14 days of the event.

    About the Instructor: Classes taught by Kenneth of Fire & Brimstone Forge


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.

    • 11/19/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Red Mountain Makers - 5502 1st Avenue North
    • 6
    Register



    Develop fundamental skills in creating and repairing metal objects under the instruction of Stephen Charles. This introductory class includes a crash course in the MIG welding process, metal cutting, grinding, as well as the basics of hand tool use and shop safety. Students will leave with a wide familiarity of skills and studio techniques.

    NOTE: This class is a pre-requisite for the Project-Based Metalcraft class.


    What to wear: At RMM, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing (100% cotton), long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection.


    About the Instructor: Stephen Charles is a former Welding Engineer with many years of experience in production welding and custom fabrication. He has taught hundreds of beginners in the basics of welding and fabrication. Also, he’s pretty funny, so if you don’t have a sense of humor there will be many moments of awkward silence.

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