One of our lovely assistants, Camden Place, has been using his shop time wisely, coming in almost every week to practice his metalworking skills. We love to see people bring their design ideas to fruition! Just look at this lovely side table and dresser! All you need is a vision and you can make it come true in metal here at Metal Shop Fantasy Camp! Beautiful work, Camden! You can follow Camden on Instagram @camdensplace
Metal Shop Fantasy Camp is proud to announce our partnership with N.Y. Adventure Club!
N.Y. Adventure Club is a community-driven organization that curates all sorts of tours and experiences around New York City while giving residents and visitors alike insider access to the city’s best-kept secrets, one of which, hint: is us! While the Club primarily focuses on history and storytelling, it also cultivates uniquely New York experiences.
On Sunday, May 20, participants from N.Y. Adventure Club had a uniquely N.Y. experience in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the creative heart of all that is happening here! They explored our shop and learned about our tools. They witnessed the CNC plasma cutter in action, received their very own bottle opener to take home and even got to weld! We hope to have another N.Y. Adventure Club outing in the shop in about a month's time.
We can't recommend N.Y. Adventure Club enough; not only for exclusive access to our shop, but for all your N.Y. adventure needs as well! Their tours include wonderful, memorable experiences such as a behind-the-Scenes tour at Eclectic Props, the largest film & TV prop company in NYC; Underground Manhattan, The Secret History of the Subway System; a trail hike at the Old Croton Aqueduct with rare access inside Abandoned Weir; as well as a private Japanese tea ceremony demonstration at the secret Kyoto Garden, in addition to many more. Check out their website here!
And here are some photos from the afternoon below!
If you were not already aware, there is a great need for skilled metalworkers in the United States. That is why we at Metal Shop Fantasy Camp are so proud of what we do and love teaching others to weld! It is also why we decided to partner with other experienced metal shop owners in Brooklyn for our first ever Brooklyn Metal Partnership Training. For the past three months, nine participants took classes with Argosy Designs, WaxRax, Bott Welding & Consulting, Lee Spring and Metal Shop Fantasy Camp to learn metal fabrication and welding with the goal of catapulting them into careers in the field. Participants rapidly immersed themselves in various aspects of metalwork such as shop drawings, layout, machinery, fabrication into production, welding, and finishing.
The skills these students developed are for the real world since they have been trained by those who work in the real world each day, and they can now put these skills to work! Total Metal Resource is thus very happy to have hired two BMP students as interns and we are proud to have them on our team!
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!
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!