Check out our latest beauty from our weekend studio time! Former cube participant and part time shop assistant, Danny, had this beautiful piece of wood laying around that he wanted to use for a table top. Using 1" x 2" mild steel and a little bit of hard work and grit, Danny was able to cut, weld and finish the base of his table in just four hours! This is why we do what we do! Look how lovely! What do you want to make?
Cool class this evening with some cool people learning to weld in New York! I had a lot of fun teaching this class tonight and everyone was thrilled with the awesomeness of bowls they welded up, polished and sealed with clear lacquer. Check out the photos below! Pure fun metal creation possibilities!
Jeremy and Richard father and son duo spending quality time together.
Rachel and Dwight getting crafty tonight! Great work team!
Dwight polishing his bowl with a die grinder and a mop wheel making it shiny!
Ajon and Juquel rocked it. She ripped through her welding the fastest I have ever seen.
Richard and Jeremy understand the importance of learning Tom make new things with their hands!
Juquel's bowl cake out awesome! She is rockstar!
Thanks everyone for taking our class tonight! Send us pics of what you did with your bowls!
We had our very first Hammer In last weekend and we had a blast! It was a laid back day of fun and friends, fire, hammer, steel, and pizza!
Check out the gallery below!
The day's kill!
Master blade-smith and instructor at Metal Shop Fantasy Camp, Theo Nazz, who just won the History Channel's most recent episode of Forged in Fire, did a demonstration and showcased some of his work. You can see more of Theo's beautiful custom blades at http://www.theorocknazz.com/
Master blacksmith, Kyle McCormick, did a demonstration as well. We were very excited to have Kyle, as he has worked for such notable blacksmithing and design companies as Spirit Ironworks, Art and Anvil Liberty Inc., Argosy Designs, and also as an artist assistant to a Dumbo-based sculptor.
Nikki Ordonez also showcased her work! Born and raised in NY, Nikki is a high end architectural fabricator who also makes art and jewelry out of scrap to give her work a textured, very raw, rustic and organic feel. Follow Nikki on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/rose_riot/?hl=en
We also had AchesonWalsh Studios display their wares! Founded by Matt Acheson and Fergus J Walsh, AchesonWalsh Studios is a kinetic creation studio that produces high quality, hand-made, direct manipulation objects. They work from miniature worlds to arena spectacles across all mediums including theatre, film and fine art. Recent clients include Cirque Du Soleil, Disney, Amazon Studios, Radio City Music Hall and Lincoln Center. Check out their website here: www.achesonwalshstudios.com
I had a blast tonight teaching our first ever Steel Bowl welding class. We had super students tonight including an enthusiastic 9 year old boy who picked the welding up in no time and cruised through his project like nobody's business. I even asked his dad if he could start on Monday! That's him welding below like an old pro.
Using grade 8 heavy duty industrial washers and a MIG welder, students quickly picked up the welding techniques and had their bowls shaping together nicely. It was great to see a new welding project come to life.
In the class we were able to take the pieces and complete them, all the way through fabrication, finishing and clear coating in two hours. The bowls are ready to put fruits, and vegetables in it or even to have the bowl stand on its own as a unique piece of art.
We finished out the bowls nicely with a mop wheel on a heavy duty die grinder. Even our young man was able to do the finish without much help.
In the end everyone was blown away with there creation and I am so happy to have the opportunity to teach people how to weld in New York City. I am curious to see what everyone does with their cool welding project bowl.
Here is the first steel bowl I made which holds together nicely and adds a nice touch to my kitchen counter at home. Check out our current Groupon deals going on where you can save over 50% on the Steel Bowl Welding Class as well as our 1 hour intro to welding. Hurry before the deal ends and thanks for looking!
I want to thank everyone who has taken our fun metal working classes and supported us. We are looking forward to a great year and empowering people to work with fire and steel to conquer their creative endeavors!
Lastly We are excited to have our own instructor Theo Nazz on the next episode of Forged in Fire. Don't miss him on the History Channel and you can always meet him in person at our Forged steel bottle opener class or All Metal Knife Class. Thanks for reading!
Hi everyone! Happy new year!
Our upcoming hammer in has several folks booked for demonstrations, however we're pushing it back to the February 12 to better accommodate both demonstrators and visitors. So come join us on February 12 as folks demonstrate blacksmithing, knifemaking, and fabrication!
We're also looking for local artists and craftsmen to set up tables to show off and sell their arts and wares. If you are a painter, fabricator, sculptor, knifemaker, blacksmith, or artist let us know and we'll set you up!
Twisted Channel Coffee Table
This custom made steel table was inspired by a unique cross-section of twisted C channel. Many hours went into converting the very organic shape into a (not-so-organic) CAD file, which in turn was used to create this natural yet organized coffee table.
You may have had the pleasure of taking a class when our lovely assistant, Mec, was helping out. We just had to share the workspace she is currently building in her back yard (with a little help from her dad). She will soon come into the shop to work on a lumber rack and a few other fixtures for it and we can't wait to see the completed project and most importantly, what she will create in her space! Just as it is for us, we hope this is an inspiration for you to get out there and build your dreams! Rock on, Mec! You can follow Mec on Instagram here and on Twitter here.
Another funtastic bottle opener class! Come join us for the next one! http://metalshopfantasycamp.com/classes/learn-to-weld-ny-1/
Here our latest group of students and the teacher showing off their forged bottle openers! The class ended with everyone using their opener to crack open a refreshing soda - nothing like it after forging!
We have one more spot open for Sunday's Forge Your Own Bottle Opener Class we're looking to fill, so if anyone's been looking for a good reason to learn blacksmithing now is a great time!
Come join us for two hours of fun with fire, and hang around after to crack a few brews with your new opener!
To help promote future classes we are also offering a huge 50% discount on all gift certificates; if you or a loved one has ever wanted to learn to weld now is the time:
We are proud to announce the addition of an all metal knife class! In 4 hours you will earn the basics of knife making - purpose and use of a knife, high carbon steel vs mild, grain structure, and stock removal vs. forging. Choose a knife design from various styles and elements to create something uniquely you. Using a bar of high carbon steel, you will then forge, grind, and heat treat your blade. Walk away with a practical and useful tool that will serve you for decades to come! Sign up here!
Come join us for the very first hammer in at Metal Shop Fantasy Camp!
We will have several demonstrations by familiar faces in the metalwork, blacksmithing, and knifemaking fields, as well as the oppurtunity for local makers to set up tables to sell their goods at. Admission is free, and children ten and up are welcome.
If you're interested in demonstrating or setting up a table please shoot us a message.
We'll keep yall updated as demonstrators and people sign up.
Checkout the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/216719708769354/
Hope to see you there!
We are excited to announce our very first blacksmithing class! In this two hour long class with blacksmith Theo Nazz, students will be introduced to the art of blacksmithing by creating their very own bottle opener to take home! Welding metal is super fun and satisfying, but heating, pounding, and forging steel into a desired shape takes it to a whole new level of metalworking excitement and satisfaction! Check out the photos from our demo below!
Once we have these intro classes off the ground, look for knife making classes where students use the techniques they learn in the intro class to forge their very own, one-of-a-kind knife!
Fire and metal, bring it on!
We have been running our TIG welding Level 1 - stainless steel herb box class taught by Alex Cape for a while now and just wanted to show off our finished product! The corners are filed, we gave it a nice orbital sanded finish, and planted the herb box with fresh marjoram, parsley and rosemary! Beautiful and useful!
Come get your weld on!
Make metal, be happy! Metal Shop Fantasy Camp is where you achieve the satisfaction of building your very own creation with your own two hands! Just add metal, heat, fire and voila! In our community of metal makers, this is what we do!
One of our members, Rich Boyd, completed yet another project this month, and this time it was a Zen Garden! Close your eyes and say, "Om." We are also super proud of our shop manager, Michael Opalenski who, after about 100 hours in the shop, finally completed his pretty sweet smoker! I guess he really likes his smoked meats because this beauty was surely a labor of love!
If you are new to welding, start with our signature four hour cube class where you learn all the basics of MIG welding and preliminary finishing techniques. If you are not ready to dive right in but are just a little curious, we also have our new Intro to Welding class! In just one hour, students whet their welding appetite and obtain substantial, practical, hands-on metal learning experience by making their very own steel hook to take home!
Whatever your level of interest or experience is, Metal Shop Fantasy Camp is your resource for fulfilling on all of your metal making fantasies! We invite you to sign up for studio time or cash in on any one of our money savings membership options to turn all of your metal making dreams into reality!
Come get your weld on!
Although spring is slow to show its face here in New York, we are warming up quite nicely here in the shop! We are having a regular flow of members coming in to fulfill on all of their metal making wishes! It is truly a pleasure to see students start with an idea, turn it into a drawing and then execute their design to fruition. An ottoman, a meat smoker, and a lawn sculpture are just some of the pieces that students are currently working on. Truly, whatever you would like to create in metal, Metal Shop Fantasy Camp is your resource! Start by building a cube and you can go on to make anything!
If there is something you want to build, we are a proud community of makers and builders that are here to support you! During studio time, experienced fabricators will be on hand for members and non-members alike to answer any questions and help you with your projects. We have three options for memberships that accommodate your schedule and meet all of your metal making needs! As a member, you will also benefit by enjoying discounts on classes!
Come get your weld on!
The Smith family showing off their hooks in our 1 hour Intro to Welding class.Read More
A lot is happening in the shop! We had a fabulous crew of Verizon technicians take cube class and we had a blast teaching them all of the necessary welding basics! They finished their cubes and are now on to our TIG level 1 class taught by the incredible and fastidious Adam Mick! Scott was also able to teach them an additional thing or two and showed them how to repair an angle grinder! Good times!
We've also got new members, new classes, and more in the works! If you've taken the intro to TIG welding class, you got a taste of what it takes to do it right, which is practice practice practice! We recommend our level 1 stainless steel TIG welding class where you can perfect those skills and create your very own herb box to take home! Or if you want to advance your MIG welding skills take our accent table lamp class or our three-day steel oval coffee table class! Get fired up and join our community of makers!
If you want to make anything in metal, Metal Shop Fantasy Camp is your resource. We have three options for memberships that accommodate your schedule and meet all of your metal making needs! As a member, you also enjoy all sorts of perks including discounts on classes!
Come get your weld on!
We have such a wide variety of people taking our classes! From nurses to computer engineers to designers to artists to lawyers, to mechanics who want to perfect their skills and everyone in between, everyone wants to feel the satisfaction of building something by hand, to say they can do it, and to be able to take home the fruits of their labors. We even taught an FBI agent! In learning to weld, satisfaction is guaranteed, it doesn't matter who you are!
In just four hours, you will receive the necessary basics of making anything in metal! Learn to prep, fit, MIG weld, and grind and make all of your metal dreams come true!
Here are our latest participants! It brings us great joy to see these looks of accomplishment!
We are growing steadily! We are excited to have added new classes plus studio time and the options for membership. Our commitment remains to not only give people hands-on, unique welding instruction in an intimate environment, but to also create a community of artists and makers who can support and learn from one another. There is a maker and creator inside all of us and we want to help you unleash it!
Here are some of our latest photos of fun from cube class, studio time, and from projects that people have taken on after taking cube class! Remember, learn to build a cube in just four hours and you can build just about anything!
Last nights welding workshop was so much fun. Thank you everyone that came out. I look forward to seeing everyone that registered for the Intro to Tig the next time. Vitaly brought us some cool grinding disks. Check out his products at http://stores.ebay.com/sheepdog-tools and then this really cool thread repairer. I could use one of these. http://uniburr.com