Department of Spontaneous Combustion is a non-profit collective of artists, fabricators, and makers helping to keep Oakland weird and lower the barrier to entry for industrial arts since 2005. We operate a metal shop space primarily outfitted for welding steel and fabrication of sculpture and propane flame effects. We teach introductory welding and metal working classes in partnership with Ace Monster Toys. Tooling capabilities include MIG, TIG, & stick welders, oxy-fuel & plasma cutters, tube benders, sheet brake, powder coating, bead roller, mill, lathe, basic pneumatic and electric hand tools, and equipment for moving heavy things.
Free open shop every Tuesday evening 7-9:30p