Wednesday Metal Shaping Class/Learning the Basics

Yesterday, Kyle flew in from Oregon to take part in our one on one private metal shaping class here at our workshop located in Hampton in western Ky. After a long flight, we met and began the process of introductions to basic hand tools, shop machinery and the “roadmap” used to make a steel body panel to restore a car. We started with a paper pattern and moved into the different kinds of metals used in the restoration process.


Today we focused on TIG welding and tomorrow we will begin to work on the panels that were shipped over from the workshop he is employed at to restore or make new panels to be shipped back.

Our primary focus here at KMW is to continue to pass on the skills of metal shaping using basic hand tools, dollies and slappers, a leather shot bag and stump, the English wheel, shrinker stretcher and bead roller. We are committed to training here at our shop 1 student at a time for complete one to one instruction using a project from your garage or shop or one that we will plan out for you to utilize for your training session.  I can also come to your shop to help train your crew and work on projects in your shop to help move them forward.

If you have an employee that is serious about metal shaping and needs to have some training, consider sending them here to KMW, you will never regret it.

Kevin Masson

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