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Middle School Students Learn Welding at Douglas High School Technology Camp

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Source: The News Review

Experiencing hands-on learning mixed with fun, six students are participating in the Expanding Horizons Manufacturing Camp held at Douglas High School this week.

“Wear glasses, jackets and gloves,” said Douglas High School welding instructor Zane Alvey, reminding his students of basic safety principles on Tuesday. “Everything is either hot, heavy or sharp, or a mixture of all three.”

The students will spend five days this week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. learning welding technology with a concentration on forge welding of Damascus steel. Three newcomers to welding came from Fremont Middle School, while three experienced volunteer students came from Douglas High School.

 “The students will be learning one of the oldest styles of welding,” Alvey said.

Alvey said items like knives, jewelry and samurai swords were made with layered, forged Damascus steel. This week the students will create pendants or medallions by joining the three metals of copper, brass and steel.

Read the full story at The News Review.

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