Anchorage, Alaska: 4-Day Metalworking Intensive - Part 2

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  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    We need one of these at the shop

    One of our favorite things about Anchorage was the plethora of unique drive thru espresso places that had fantastic coffee. This riveted sheet metal stand wasn’t in operation, but was parked just down the street from our workshop location.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Aircraft repairs

    Since many of the participants were aircraft owners or builders, there was great interest in learning aluminum gas welding for both repairs and fabrication. Here Kent is giving a demonstration on repairing an aircraft part.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Oxy-fuel welding

    Students worked in pairs practicing their welds.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Working on class assignments

    Skill level ranged from those who had never welded previously, to guys who had been doing it for years. Everyone worked at their own skill level and pace.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Trying out Kentís tips

    As class progressed, larger, more complicated welds were attempted.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    A steady hand and good eyewear needed

    Practice makes perfect.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Bill Brown

    Shown at left, is the owner of “Bob’s Services, our workshop location. He decided to jump in on the gas welding day. He had so much fun he was sorry he’d missed the previous days’ classes.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Field Trip!

    Bill’s shop was just two blocks from the Anchorage airport. One of our hosts, Dan Schilling, brought us to the airport to check out the new Bearhawk he had built.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Show & Tell

    Here’s Dan, telling stories about the highs and lows of his project.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Bearhawk envy

    Taking a close-up look at Dan’s beautiful workmanship

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Paul Minelga

    Another builder who attended the class. He also hosted us during our workshop and visit to the Kenai / Soldota area. A super-nice guy.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    The Unflappable Mark Moyle

    Mark is a pilot and builder who attended the class. Mark is the unofficial mayor of Platinum, AK (pop. 64), along with managing the airstrip, and acting as the town medic among his dozen other job titles.

  • Anchorage Metalwoking Class Location TM Tech Kent White

    Workshop coming to a close.

    Checking out the engine and kicking the tires.