This one-day course teaches participants the fundamental welding skills required to create a firepit. Our expert instructors will teach you these skills by guiding you through the process of creating a visually striking hexagonal firepit. We cut the sides out of 5mm thick steel to provide a strong and long lasting firepit. Welding metal is easy to learn and rewarding to master. One you've got the basics down you're on your way - all you need is some inexpensive equipment and an artistic imagination. This hands-on workshop is perfect for beginners and enthusiasts alike.
First up we build a fire grate to go into the pit. This teaches the basics of welding and getting edges lined up. Then the hexagonal pit is constructed. Handles are made using decorative twist techniques before adding the final touches with the cutout out shapes. You will have an awesome fire pit that will keep you warm and entertain your friends and family for many years.
The course goes from 8am – 5pm and you will go home with a 90cm diameter firepit and grate and a good basic understanding of welding.
You will learn how to:
- How to use jigs to hold pieces
- Shaping metal patterns
- How to use a MIG welder
- How to form basic 3D surfaces
- Forging decorative twists
- Using and caring for you firepit
There are six cutout patterns to choose for the sides of your fire pit. You select your pattern on the enrolment form.
Looking for somewhere to stay during your course?
This course requires no previous experience. Our job is to guide, instruct, and help you turn accidents into successes.
Cost includes: Tuition, insurance, materials, use of tools, workshop consumables, safety gear.
Need to bring: Lunch, snacks, waterbottle, appropriate long-sleeved clothing and covered footwear.
Venue Information - Cuppacumbalong
Cuppacumbalong Homestead is located at 21 Naas Road in Tharwa ACT. Park onsite at bottom of the driveway. Fridge and microwave available for storing and reheating lunches.