The Crucible. It’s not just a play by Arthur Miller —
The Crucible is an organization based out of Oakland, Ca that that trains people in the industrial and fine arts.
Ever wanted to learn how to weld? Come to the Crucible. How about blacksmithing? Fire eating? Enameling? They’ve thought of everything!
My favorite is the Build Your Own Barbecue (BYOB) class. You get to weld your own monster BBQ out of old scrap metal!
So, whilst I’m planning my move up to to Oakland (just kidding — although…), you too can get to know the Crucible with this video taken of a few of their welding instructors doing their thing at the Bay Area’s Maker Faire.