Despite what many think, metal shaping isn't a form of mysterious black magic. While it is an age old art that requires tremendous skill, with enough time and patience anyone can do it. Trust us. Don't take our word for it, take Marlowe's...
Marlowe Buelvas of Rusted Jalopy has been shaping metal his entire life. He's made everything from decor items that sit at the White House to signs that hang from some of the most prestigious hotels on Park Ave. He has built countless cars that have seen pebble beach and happens to know a thing or two about motorcycles.
Taught monthly in series, the first workshop is in our Metal Shaping workshop schedule is Intro to Metal Shaping. The first part is a seven-course series, Intro to Metal Shaping which will provide all of the fundamentals required to properly use metal shaping equipment. Which, BTW, are covered in all the subsequent workshops.
MACHINE INTRODUCTION |
- English Wheel
- Shrinker / Stretcher
- Planishing Hammer
- Bead Roller
- Slip Roller
TOOL INTRODUCTION |
- Poly Hammers
- Body Hammers
- Shaping Hammers
- Shot Bags
METAL INTRODUCTION |
- Steel, Aluminum & Copper
- Understanding Thickness & Material Give
- Proper Applications
- Strengths & Weaknesses
BASIC TECHNIQUES |
- Hammer & Bag
After Intro to Metal Fabrication the course structure expands into single courses for all of the major metal shapers tools. That's seven total workshops that can be taken over the course of a few months. Someone who knows not one single thing about metal shaping can take the entire range of workshops and by the end, be a competent shaper who can build virtually anything out of sheet metal.
Slots are limited and must be pre-booked. If you're interested, complete the form below or talk with one of our staff members the next time you're at the co-op and we'll get you booked!
Individual Classes | $150/class
Intro to Metal Shaping + 3 Tool Electives | $140/class
Intro to Metal Shaping + All 6 Tool Electives | $130/class
NOTE : Co-op Members receive a 10% discount on classes.