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A metalwork taster course with The Iron Lady

Duration: 2 days

Price: £295

Run by: Natalie Bradwell
at The Iron Lady

07595 425513

8 Grenville Avenue
West Sussex
BN12 6JE

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About the Course

This two day course will introduce you to different methods and techniques used within the metal industry, and you will come away with a finished product at the end (ornamental garden flower, weather vane or a wall mounted coat rack).
What will you be doing over the two days:
• Hot forming of metal using the forge.
• Cold forming of metal – folding, rolling, and shaping.
• Welding – TIG, MIG and stick.
• Plasma cutting.
• Grinding.
• Metal finishing – painting, polishing, mark making, engraving.

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What's included in the price?

• Refreshments (tea, coffee, squash, biscuits, crisps, fruit)
• Lunch (selection of sandwiches, chips and salad from pub next door)
• Full personal safety wear (steel toe caps, glasses, overalls, welding helmets etc)
• Materials used
• A final project to take home
• Free parking at the pub

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Fantastic two days. Natalie is really enthusiastic and welcoming and more than willing to share her knowledge and experience.
H&S first then learning and practicing welding techniques coupled with plasma cutting and we were off.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to make an item of my own design which I am over the moon with especially using the three wheel roller...
Huge recommendation for Natalie and this course, I for one will definitely be back.

- - #16419

I had a great time from the start. Natalie’s energy and enthusiasm was truly inspirational.
We all went a way with a finished product that we made from scratch. I can’t thank Natalie and Andrew enough for the help and support they gave us to complete our projects.

- - #15185

What a great course. Right from the get go, the welcome was warm and that set the tone for the whole weekend. Safety covered, you are straight in. Infectious enthusiasm from Natalie. Massive fun trying all sorts of tools and techniques with great instruction and help from the team. I found myself driving home the following Friday wishing that I was going back for another weekend. Highly recommended.

- - #14083

What an amazing weekend. The time went so fast. Natalie and her team are fantastic. Very clear instruction and patience with the students. Would highly recommend this weekend . If you are a complete novice or have some experience you will have a great time and grow in confidence. I was amazed at how much hands on work we did and we all managed to build and fabricate something from scratch. Hoping more weekends will be planned so I can go again.

- - #13653

What an amazing weekend!!
I can't praise Natalie and the team highly enough for giving me so much confidence and making the whole weekend so much fun. I was quite apprehensive to start with but Natalie's energy, enthusiasm and obvious love of her job was infectious and put us all at ease immediately.
It really didn't matter what our level of experience was as we were given full instruction's and shown how to use all the equipment and plenty of time and help to practice.
I honestly thought we would be given a pre-formed project to put together, but no ... all our projects we made from scratch and everyone one on the course went home with something amazing they had created.
I would highly recommend this course to everyone and hope I get an opportunity to do more. A great experience!!!

- - #13633

Had a great time and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Day 1. After the Health & Safety chat & putting on safety gear it's pretty much all hands on:- with grinders & polishers, MIG & TIG welders, plasma cutter and the forge!
There's plenty of opportunity to get comfortable with and understand the kit, experiment with different techniques etc. all the time Natalie & team are on hand supporting and encouraging.
Day 2. You're making your chosen project using the kit you experimented with yesterday. Again there's plenty of encouragement, support, guidance and supervision.
Natalie is amazing, very talented & passionate and she clearly thrives on seeing us get into our projects & enjoy working with metal.
Everyone made something they could be proud of, even me, and everyone was smiling & enjoying the experience all the time.

- - #13624

Booked the two day course for my Mum and myself as christmas presents.
Arrived to a really warm welcome by Natalie and her team!! We felt comfortable straight away. After a chat and coffee we explored the workshop, where you could clearly see how much love and passion Natalie has for what she does. Natalie's enthusiam was really nice to see, a breath of fresh air!!
We went freelance on exploring everything she showed us that day.
On the second day we created our chosen product, after a day of practice and investigating all the equipment we felt at ease knowing we could operate everything safely. It was so much fun.
Something so different and enjoyable!!
Would highly reccommend every single bit of it. I loved it, i know my Mum did too!!!!
Thank you again!!!!

- - #13623

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 27th April 2019
Sunday 28th April 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups

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