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Guide for choosing, bending, cutting sheet metal From left to right: Galvanized Steel, Brass, Steel, Copper, Aluminum

How to Choose, Cut, and Bend Sheet Metal

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Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal, Flat pattern success – Every time!Seven tips to guarantee that Your Autodesk Inventor Sheet Metal models will flat patt

An english wheel is a classic hand-powered shop tool for making two-dimensional curves in sheet metal.  Its used for making aircraft skins, car body parts, suits of armor and other applications where a smooth surface on the sheet is desired, something extremely difficult to achieve with a hammer.  It is also very useful for planishing; smoothing dimpled or bumpy sheet metal after hammering. An english wheel seemed like an excellent tool to build.  I read up on the theory of op...

Design and Build an English Wheel

An english wheel is a classic hand-powered shop tool for making two-dimensional curves in sheet metal. Its used for making aircraft skins, car body parts, suits of armor and other .

Sheet metal tools, English Wheels and Accessories

Sheet metal tools, English Wheels and Accessories

Picture of how to make a reinforced sheet metal Box or Pan shape. Consider buying our optional Extension Fingers to make this easier.

Sheet Metal Hand Brake machine for sheet metal bending of box and pan shapes - made by Chicago Dreis & Krump