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Old 05-06-2009, 08:01 AM
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Default Resources for Classes, Videos, Books, etc.

In this section we will list where to find metal shaping training classes, videos, and books. RED indicates the vendor is a MAJOR supporter of the metal shaping community.


Wray Schelin
Dutch Comstock
Ron Covell
Ron Fournier
John Kelly
Jamie Downie at Kustom Garage
Mark Kennison (D&D Classics)
Fay Butler
Kent White
Dagger Tools
Clay Cook
Clive at the Hammerworks, Perth Australia
John Crossley,London, Ont



John Kelly

Ron Covell

Kent White

Wray Schelin

Terry Stolarski

Imperial Wheeling Machines

Metal Shaping with Hand Tools... David Gardiner

Klassic Tool Crib




Making a reverse with Hot Dog Dies on Recriprocating Machine
Imperial Wheeling Machines

Tuck Shrinking by Kris Pinkerton
Imperial Wheeling Machines

Free ECKOLD demo videos at



The Key to Metal Bumping (ISBN) Available from Eastwood

Autobody Sheet Metal Repair Concepts, John Poole

Sheetmetal Handbook, by Ron & Sue Fournier - HPBooks #575 ISBN 0-89586-757-5

Metal Fabricator's Handbook, by Ron & Sue Fournier - HPBooks #709 ISBN 0-89586-870-9

Ultimate Sheetmetal Fabrication, by Timothy Remus ISBN 0-9641358-9-2

Advanced Sheetmetal Fabrication, by Timothy Remus ISBN 1-929133-12-X

The Complete Book of Metalworking, by Harold V. Johnson ISBN 87002-313-6

Welder's Handbook, by Richard Finch & Tom Monroe - HPBooks #573 ISBN 0-89586-257-3

Metalwork and Enamelling, by Herbert Maryon ISBN 0-486-22702-2

Practical sheet metal work John Glover great book for hand forming

Universal Sheet Metal Machine Handbook, By Fay Butlers and Jonas Noble

Fay Butlers Planishing Hammer book

How To Use The Bead Roller, by Lazze Jansson - ISBN978-1-4243-2630-3

The (free download) Automotive Steel Designer's Manual is a good reference, especially for the price.



Metal Shapers Association: or metalshapers group on yahoo groups

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Old 07-11-2009, 03:44 PM
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Here is a Welding Web site I just found through a link on the HAMB

Brown Dog Welding the guy that makes the nuts and bolts cars and choppers, is featured on the site That's how I found the link.
CJ Dansie
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:14 PM
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Thumbs up Canadian Metal shaping class

Chepokee: John Crossley has a 2 day course he offers. I've taken 2 of them and I'm going back for a third.
The class is limited to 4 people,starts at 8:00am and goes till 6:00pm or so. Oct. to Apr. Well worth the money.
He's located in London, Ont.

John Crossley 1-519-644-2695 Cell 1-519-860-7953




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Old 11-18-2010, 09:56 PM
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I thought I'd post a link to some books I found. They are on line and free to download. They are old, but I thonk there's some good information to be had.
Jeff Dyce
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:46 PM
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In Calgary Canada the Southern Alberta Institue of Technology (Sait) now offers a metal shaping class that runs for 30 hours, twice a week for 5 weeks. You will find it in the continuing education section of their website. It is a new course and from what I've heard the next course will be offered in early 2011. Enter metalshaping into the search tab on this page.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:03 AM
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Default DVD/Videos

I also have an instructional DVD and have placed the contents of that DVD on YouTube in four installments. Here are the url's:

The last of the video is shrinking stainless steel.
There will be another update video coming along that will revise some of what is on this current content. I have found that the TuckPuck really functions better when mounted to a good solid surface since I did the first video. And I have some other products that I need to feature. It will be in HD as soon as I get a more powerful quad core computer capable of editing the AVCHD format.
Whereas this video is featuring my TuckPuck product, the techniques are similar to those used in stump shrinking. I can't speak to whether the stainless can be shrunk on a stump. It shrinks very easily on the TuckPuck. Perhaps I need to do a stump and do a side by side comparison.

My website is: I will be updating the webpage to add more product and better links to the YouTube videos.

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Old 09-19-2013, 02:57 AM
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As for DVD's:

I saw on Covell movies that he uses bead roller made by Lazze (they are friends by the way). There You can find free videos, DVD's for sale, books and hardware.
This web was the first I have found when seeking knowledge concerning metal shaping
The best tool I have is my talent.

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Old 04-21-2019, 07:43 PM
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Default What next after you've learned ABC in metalshaping?

After you've learned ABC in metalshaping you can get on Cass Nawrocki's book "Any impossibility in metalshaping."
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:49 AM
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Default uvu street rod program

When I was living in Northern Utah I took a Metal fabrication class from Criss Boggess at the college. I was a senior and a resident the cost was $ 100 and $ 100 to bring in a car or build space in the shop. Regular students cost was about $ 1000 per semester. A lot of Criss's work is in Tex Smith's books. and Criss has a couple You tube video;s of his Wiily builds

1940 Willys Cabover Slideshow 1 - YouTube

Cris Boggess - YouTube

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Old 04-29-2019, 10:07 AM
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I attended this class over the weekend. #chopclasswithjoeldavis.



Joel has chopped various cars over the years. He teaches a step by step method to help you avoid disaster and how to fix it if you make a mistake. He has a keen eye for style and proportion and he's a joy to be around. I highly recommend this class even if you never intend to chop a car. Seeing it done and participating in the process might just change your mind.

You can find him at

Don't believe everything you think.

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