Total Metal Resource, Inc. has made some of the hottest custom metal work in New York City and the owner is excited to pass on the knowledge he has gained through 20 years of working with metal. Introduced classes that are designed to fulfill the innate desire to make things by hand, from scratch. Exploring the fun of working with new tools, and to experience the unique satisfaction that has been enjoyed over the years fabricating metal into astounding works of art.
Great time with the very knowledgeable instructors. Had a great experience!
the instructors were great, they delivered what was promised. A self made cube :)
James, the instructor, was knowledgeable and patient. This was a fun experience!
Instructor was great and the class was super fun! My boyfriend and i had a wonderful time
Decent class. Two instructors/monitors - Paul and Jayrod. Both are friendly, professional and knowledgable. Paul opened the class with introductions and explained, "this is about all the talking we will do" - Great! (If you would rather DO welding than chat about welding, this is the class for you). Both instructors were constantly there, milling about, looking over your shoulder, offering advice. When I had a question, I just had to look up - one of them was usually close by, and would walk over. The focus is on antendees going home with a complete steel cube. You are working almost the entire time. They could go with another belt sander, but we improvised with a grinder. The shop is a working shop. It is a safe work environment, but it is not overly clean. It is a typical metal shop - expect the bathroom to be servicable but not overly clean. Other reviews commented that the jackets had not been washed in a long time. I thought they were fairly clean, and since you are wearing them as a coat over what you have on (to keep the sparks from burning small holes in your clothes) I thought it was fine. They provide rubber and leather gloves. Gloves were clean enough, but good luck finding anything larger than size small/medium. I pulled an OJ and forced my hands into them. Welding helmets are decent enough. I went to the class to learn how to weld "better" - my welds often look like crap and I have trouble welding thin stuff. While the class was fun (and I'm going back for another), my only con for the class was that when all was said and done, I ended up welding about 18" total - not really enough to improve technique or get feedback. The stock was heavy square stock - I could have stick welded it and probably not blown through. This is not really a con for the class - they want everyone to be successful in going home with a cube and not a piece of swiss cheese. The class is great for someone who never welded before, and you will leave with a decent understanding of the basics. I run a REALLY cheap flux core welder at home, so part of my goal was to try out "better" equipment and see if it made a difference (it does). The neighborhood looked sketchy on google, but turned out to be fine. Car was safe outside and we had no problems.
Great class great instructors!!!!!
The instructor was good and helpful. The set up was a little disorganized and not ideal. For example all of the gloves that they had were all large sizes and if you have small Or medium hands in which there were three females this was problematic when handling the welding gun. It doesn’t give you a good grip while handling the machinery. There were more students than the actual set up, and there were fewer pieces of equipment for the number of students which made the process longer. In terms of the technique taught you are only learning one thing. So it’s really not worth the time and the price. They don’t even have a filing tool to polish off the steel debris on the bowl. If the class was priced at $75 it would be worth it but for over $150 it’s a rip off. I would not recommend this particular class.
The instructor was completely not prepared for the class. We spent the first hour just talking about random stuff, eventually, I had to be like "ok I want to weld now". He didn't have the parts ready for the class to weld. And WORST OF ALL, it was extremely dangerous. We have high power lines jacketed with pressurized gas behind each one of us for welding and the instructor tripped over one of the cables as drone was welding. It's a miracle they didn't burn themselves.
Great instructor very knowledgeable very helpful and kind great staff also. I indeed accomplished what I went to do and more. I’ll see welding in a different light something I will definitely do again and make part of me. Thank again
Great class! Supplies were ready, instruction was clear and help was readily provided. Since the class was small, each student got personal attention.
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