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Published: 3/3/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago


Toledo Magazine: Art of welding

The Owens Community College intermediate welding class has been taking place for nine years and it often fills up, he said. Students receive two credit hours for it and the fee is $145, so the total cost is about $500, but many repeat the elective class as they work on projects. CLICK ANY IMAGE TO VIEW FULL PHOTO, START SLIDE SHOW.

The intermediate artistic welding class at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township, is taught by James Havens, a retired Ironworker. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The intermediate artistic welding class at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township, is taught by James Havens, a retired Ironworker....
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Beth Scheffert of Toledo uses a die punch on a piece of art she is creating. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beth Scheffert of Toledo uses a die punch on a piece of art she is creating.
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A drawing by Beth Scheffert, a cut out from a piece of metal, and the resulting figure on a bicycle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A drawing by Beth Scheffert, a cut out from a piece of metal, and the resulting figure on a bicycle.
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Beth Scheffert, left, talks with Todd Kime, of Ottawa Hlls, about her artwork. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beth Scheffert, left, talks with Todd Kime, of Ottawa Hlls, about her artwork.
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Pamela Reithmier of Monclova Township, left, tightens the drill press holding a piece of her work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pamela Reithmier of Monclova Township, left, tightens the drill press holding a piece of her work.
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Instructor James Havens, left, and Beth Scheffert talk about a stand for her work. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Instructor James Havens, left, and Beth Scheffert talk about a stand for her work.
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Beth Scheffert directs coolant onto the saw blade as she cuts a piece of scrap metal. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beth Scheffert directs coolant onto the saw blade as she cuts a piece of scrap metal.
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Beth Scheffert places a tube on the continuous band saw. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beth Scheffert places a tube on the continuous band saw.
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Todd Kime bends a piece of steel for a work he is creating at Owens Community College. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Todd Kime bends a piece of steel for a work he is creating at Owens Community College.
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Todd Kime with a piece of steel he shaped to go around a ball. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Todd Kime with a piece of steel he shaped to go around a ball.
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A work of garden art by Pamela Reithmeier. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A work of garden art by Pamela Reithmeier.
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Some of the equipment available for the use of the welders in the Owens classroom. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Some of the equipment available for the use of the welders in the Owens classroom.
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Beth Scheffert, left, talks with Pamela Reithmeier about the work she's creating. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Beth Scheffert, left, talks with Pamela Reithmeier about the work she's creating.
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