MIG Welding Class at the Tarrant County Makerspace​

We’ve designed a welding class that targets people that want to learn to weld but are not necessarily interested in welding as a career.  This is a one day, 6 hour crash course that takes you from knowing nothing about welding to having the ability to weld together a small charcoal fired grill that you get to take home at the end of the day.

Getting Started

We’ve put together a series of videos to get you started.  Eventually we will publish our own content but for now we’ve pulled some basic information from the web that is most relevant and helpful.  Please view at least the first video before you come take our crash course.

Welding Page Opt-in form

Instructor: Aaron Melven – Visionary at the Tarrant County Makerspace.

If you have questions feel free to call me 817-565-2165

What you will learn

1. Welding safety

2. The 3 main welding processes, MIG, Stick and TIG.
3. Metal prep and assembly

**The focus of the class will be on MIG welding (metal inert gas). After you build your grill you can learn stick welding if you are interested as time permits.

Class size limit: (3) students

Day & Time: Saturdays and Sundays / 10 am to 4 PM. 
Required Gear:

1. Long pants, thick woven cotton, denim is best.
2. Leather boots or shoes, NO mesh or open toe shoes.
3. Work shirt 

Optional Gear: (we provide personal protective gear but bring your own if you have it.)

1. Safety glasses
2. All leather work gloves (I prefer Tillman 764 or Black Stallion 97sw.)  These work great for both welding and metal prep
3. Welding cap (fitted recommended) 
4. Ear plugs
5. Welding helmet

Cost $299 for a single wide grill or $349 for a double wide grill. (See photos)

Past Students


Classes are at the Tarrant County Makerspace, a membership bases community workshop.  Most of our Google reviews come from past welding students.  You can read these reviews here.


Double Wide Grill - $349

Single Wide Grill - $299

Check calendar for available dates

Product Order Form (#7)

We supply welding wire, welding gas, grinding pads and other consumable material not factored into the cost of the class. Please consider making a donating towards these materials.

All requested dates are tentative until confirmed.  Call or email the Tarrant County Makerspace to confirm your requested date.