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.
Angel Perez was very patient and truly knowledgeable. He was able to provide individual attention throughout the many phases of welding. We all got into what we were doing and looked to help each other. This class was truly educational and fun. I had a great time and will return for the Tig class.
Under the circumstances the instructor did a great job. The reason for the middling review was owing more to the facility. The staff working in the shop during the class meant that the available work space was reduced considerable and there was a moments of dodging out of people's way. The shop was also quite dirty. In terms of getting that was not a problem since you expect a bit of that when working with metal. The issue is that for beginners with little or no experience working in a shop it sets the norm for how a shop should be and that is bad if pursue the craft further. The limited amount of equipment relative to the class size was also an issue and meant that people spent a fair bit of time waiting around to do what they need to do. Finally, working with metal in a shop on a warm day makes you thirsty and there was no fountain, vending machine or other source of water apart from cupping you hands under the bathroom sink. It wasn't a major issue as we eventually got some bottles of water from the deli a few block away but it would have been a good thing to know in advance. On the whole the course was helpful and informative but could be greatly benefited by better plan, running a cleaner shop and thinking about class size relative to resources.
The instructor Petter was excellent, I would like to have more time to learn how to finish and polish the welding.
Small class size was perfect to allow for individual instruction
Definitely interested in more Welding Classes Peter is an Awesome Instructor
The project they chose for us to work on was a great platform to teach the necessary skills. Learned cutting, welding, grinding. And Angel did an excellent job at surveying our ability levels and teaching appropriately. Great afternoon learning new skills and meeting new people. Would return to use the studio space for personal projects or if I'd like to learn a new aspect of metalwork.
The class was amazing. So much so that I signed up for the TIG welding class for June 25.
Tons of fun! We had a group of 6 and 2 instructors both of whom
Great class. I give it 4.5/5. Half point off only because we didn't get to grind our welds (which was a stated part of the curriculum), because we ran out of time, due to reasons that were not too clear to me. Otherwise great class, and will go back for the finishing class as soon as I can.