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Friday Welding - Week 5

Welding (Fall 2016)Amanda SimonsComment

We should rename this After School Friday Session. It's not really about welding at all!

The thing about welding is that the actual welding part is so short. Push the trigger. Boom. You're done. That's it. On to the next thing. 

It's the "on to the next thing" part that takes the time.

Before we can even weld anything together, we have all this safety equipment -- jackets and booties and helmets and googles and gloves. 

Before we can even weld anything together, we have to plan the design. We have to measure and cut and figure out where a weld is even going to go. 

Before we can even weld anything together, we have to arrange and hold down and carefully place all these (sometimes) tiny pieces. 

Before we actually have a project that looks like a thing, we spend week and weeks prepping to pull the trigger on that welder. It's a slow and methodical process that teaches the Tinkerers about patience and planning and even more patience. 

But there's good news. This week was Week 5!

And that means we have some pretty neat projects evolving. All that planning and patience has paid off and I can't wait to see what next week brings! 

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