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Old 07-23-2020, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Metal shaping technique showcase/discussion for ecomodders

A thread for metal shaping techniques: showcasing, discussion, and teaching/learning.

All metals, all reasonably DIY friendly tools and supplies for making or modding cars, bikes, motorcycles, and more.

Post whatever shaping work you have done or that you admire. Also books, videos, websites...

... just keep in mind that this is the DIY subforum ... whatever seems to speak to an ecomodding interest in DIY metal shaping belongs here, I figure.

Here is one to start. I love his discussion of making compound curves. I love the simplicty of his basic tool set.



I have zero metalshaping experience. And I am going to include aluminum composite sheet shaping as "metal shaping," even though it is definitely cheating.

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