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Over eleven chapters and over 350 photos will teach you how to layout a project, stretch and shrink, build simple tooling, use the English Wheel, weld aluminum and steel and choose the right material. In an age when most products come off an assembly line at the rate of hundreds or thousands per hour an increasing number of individuals yearn to build a fender, hood or side cover by hand. Whether you're restoring an old Packard, building a unique hot rod, customizing your Harley-Davidson, or trying to keep an old biplane in the air, the parts you require can't be purchased from a catalog. Eleven chapters cover: Design and Layout, Tools and Materials, and Welding Sheet Metal.br> From simple hand work with a hammer and dolly to sophisticated shaping with large power tools, this book covers the methods you need to shape sheet metal.
About the Author
Timothy Remus is author of more than 30 how to books. His titles range from How to Build a Cheap Chopper, to Advanced Airbrush Art. During his 20 years as an author, Tim has worked with everyone from bike designer Arlen Ness to kustom painter Jon Kosmoski, and metal fabricators like Ron Covell, Steve Davis, Rob Roehl and Craig Naff. Tim is owner of Wolfgang Publications, based in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Planning and Mock Up
Tools and Materials
Sheet Metal Welding
Power Hammer Heaven
No Power Tools
With a Hammer and a Wheel
Bent Over A Homemade Brake
The "English Wheel"
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ISBN: 9780964135895 ISBN-10: 0964135892 Audience:
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 144 Published: 21st June 2005 Publisher: Wolfgang Publications Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 21.59
Weight (kg): 0.41