Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication is the number-one resource for sheet metal workers old and new. Join veteran metalworker Ed Barr as he walks you through the ins and outs of planning a sheet metal project, acquiring the necessary tools and resources, doing the work, and adding the perfect finishing touches for a seamless final product. From his workshop at McPherson College—home of the only genuine sheet metal fabrication education program in the country—Barr not only demonstrates how the latest tools and products work, but also explains why sheet metal reacts the way it does to a wide variety of processes. He includes clear directions for using power and pneumatic hammers and the English wheel, as well as describing specific skills like hand-forming techniques, buck building, louver punching, edge finishing, and more. Readers will learn how to form door seams and to make fenders, hoods, and other body parts; they’ll also learn how to put various finishes on metal through engine turning, metal chasing, and laser processing. This is truly the most detailed enthusiast-focused sheet metal how-to book on the market: whether you’re a metal hobbyist or experienced professional, you’re sure to find something new in Professional Sheet Metal Fabrication.
Winner of the prestigious Moto Award for "Best Technical How-to Book" in 1984, the METAL FABRICATOR'S HANDBOOK applies master metal craftsman Ron Fournier's unique metal fabricating skills--developed during years of building Indy cars, drag racers, stockers, custom show cars, and sports GT race cars. Covers MIG, TIG, arc- and gas-welding, fuel and oil tanks, exhaust headers, and much more.
Advanced Sheet Metal Fabrication is a photo-intensive how-to book. See Craig Naff build a Rolls Royce fender, Rob Roehl create a motorcycle gas tank, Ron Covell form part of a quarter midget body and Fay Butler shape a aircraft wheel fairing. Methods and
Practical Fabrication and Assembly Techniques guides enthusiasts through the most essential processes for assembling a high-performance engine, car, or motorcycle. Tasks like fabricating mounts for fuel pumps or ignition boxes, selecting fasteners and hardware for securing components, and plumbing brake and fuel systems are among the many topics covered.
DESIGN AND SHAPE YOUR OWN SHEET METAL PARTS! Image transforming a flat sheet of aluminum alloy into an attractive hood scoop. Or designing and making your own aluminum wheel tubs, floorpan and dashboard for your street machine. How about learning to design and build your own body panels, manifolds, brackets and fuel tanks? These are just a few of the many tips and techniques shared by master metal craftsman Ron Fournier. Author of HP's award winning Metal Fabricator's Handbook, Fournier packs over 30 years of experience designing and shaping sheet metal components for Indy cars, drag race cars, road racers, sheet rods and street machines into 144 pages. You'll find tips on: * *Setting up your own shop *Selecting and using basic hand tools *Proper use of English wheels, beaders, rollers, brakes and power hammers *Pattern design and proper sheet metal selection *Basic metal shaping techniques *The art of hammerforming *Proper riveting techniques *And finally, tips on restoring original sheet metal Whether you're restoring a '32 Ford, constructing a race car, building a show-winning street rod or street machine, or perhaps developing your skills for work in the metal industry, you'll find the information in this book invaluable, and a perfect addition to any home automotive library. Fully illustrated how-to sequences are also included to develop sheet metal skills.
Author: Matt Joseph
Publisher: CarTech Inc
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
This book contains useful instruction and information for metal workers, from novice to intermediate and even advanced, on how to apply force and use good judgment, thorough planning, close observation, creativity, and restraint to create almost any metal part. With this book, simple to complex fabrication and metal forming tasks are within the reach of adept enthusiasts.
Written for both automobile and motorcycle owners, this completely illustrated guidebook helps beginners develop the skills needed to restore and repair sheet steel and aluminum alloys for restoration and customizing.
Author: Jose de Miguel
Release Date: 2008-02-15
In the old days all a person needed to build a killer custom motorcycle was a bike, a set of tools, a little know-how, and a creative vision. But with the rise of the high-dollar, haute moteur Gucci choppers, the true custom bike has gotten out of most riders’ reach, right? Dead wrong. In this book Jose de Miguel, a custom builder from way back, sets out to prove that those good old days never ended. In the clearest and simplest terms, he shows readers how they can turn odds and ends found around the shop into one-off motorcycle parts--and make a cheap, run-of-the mill custom build into a drop-dead show stopper. Following de Miguel’s lead, along with his straightforward illustrations, any resourceful owner with rudimentary mechanical skills, a basic tool kit, and--most importantly--a modicum of imagination can build the bobber of his dreams for less than the price of a new bike.
Author: Stephen Blake Christena
Publisher: Quarry Books
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: House & Home
DIVMaster MIG welding and the metal fabrication techniques you need to repair, create, and duplicate projects in your home welding studio. Learn to Weld starts with the basics: setting up your studio, the right safety gear and safety procedures, and the equipment and materials you will need to begin with welding. With the help of step-by-step metalworking photos and tutorials, you will learn detailed techniques for cutting and grinding, and for joinery using a MIG welder. Practice the techniques and projects, and you’ll soon be able to repair, create, and duplicate metal fabrication projects in your own welding studio. Best of all, you will have both the fundamental skills and the confidence you need to create whatever is in your imagination. With Learn to Weld you’ll be equipped to conquer a world of welding projects./div