This past week I had the privilege to work with Mike here at my shop for a 1:1 private metal shaping workshop.
Mike’s goal was to be able to learn how to shape panels for an Airstream trailer he is restoring. Mike brought in the 6061 aluminum sheets which is the perfect replacement material for early Airstream trailers with flat panels going into a crowned shape. The shaped panels are then riveted to an alloy sub-frame where they can be highly polished as well.
We covered a lot of ground in those 3 days as Mike had my undivided attention. He was able to ask questions as we worked side by side learning about making paper patterns, the grain of the metal, shrinking and stretching, using the English wheel, and aluminum gas welding.
Kingdom Metal Works Private Metal Shaping workshop is the perfect place to bring your personal projects in to train on. Not only will you build your skills on machinery that is available to the average shop, but you will also get complete hands-on training while moving your personal project forward.
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