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Vendor Market Place
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Sheet Metal Shaping classes, tools and videos offered by Wray Schelin, Founder of
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Sheet Metal Shaping Tools, Auto Body Repair Tools, How to Books and Videos and so much more.
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by ptd
08-25-2015 09:03 AM Go to last post
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Peter Tommasini Metalshaping tools and dvds
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• Introduction
Please read this first!
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If you have a positive suggestion or comment about the forum / website operation, here is where you can post it. Thanks.
by rookie
08-01-2016 06:05 PM Go to last post
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Practice posting and including pictures in your posts.
by bl00
09-09-2016 07:42 PM Go to last post
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Metal Shaping Events
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by Lowcoe
07-07-2015 10:03 PM Go to last post
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by WolfMN
05-06-2016 04:56 PM Go to last post
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by rookie
09-29-2016 05:41 PM Go to last post
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by rokcrln
09-07-2016 01:44 PM Go to last post
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Information about regional MetalMeet events. and other metalshaping events
08-28-2016 12:08 AM Go to last post
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Have you attended a show or metalshaping seminar lately? Have you recently visited an outstanding shop? Here's your chance to show some pictures and write your first hand account of the experience.
09-26-2016 06:01 AM Go to last post
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• Library ( Read Only Topics )
Please do not post, reference information only
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General Sheetmetal Shaping Discussion
Wide ranging discussions, with the focus always on metalshaping.
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Simple hand tool methods of sheetmetal shaping.
09-30-2016 09:31 PM Go to last post
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Advanced and professional metalshapers
by Blue62
08-27-2016 06:27 AM Go to last post
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Starting, building and running a sheetmetal shaping business .
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Do you have a patch panel or special panel that you need some help with? If you do, here is where to find the answers.
by dubster
09-28-2016 11:09 PM Go to last post
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  Rust, Chemicals, Patina and Coatings
A place to discuss rust removal techniques, patina's and other chemical coatings; which includes paint and other processes.
Lathes, mills, and other general machining tools used to make more sheetmetal shaping tools.
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Learn all the sheetmetal secrets here.
03-31-2016 08:00 PM Go to last post
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Have a chassis question regarding build, design, or modifications? You can also showcase your custom chassis here and share you chassis knowledge.
by gdorn
04-18-2016 05:30 AM Go to last post
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Shrinking sheetmetal is a technique that needs to be mastered to effectively create shapes. Here we can discuss all of the methods to shrink sheetmetal and we can measure and compare results.
by Jacob
08-15-2016 04:11 PM Go to last post
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Share your unique sheetmetal shaping related techniques and tips.
08-24-2016 07:06 PM Go to last post
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Member Profiles
11-08-2015 11:53 PM Go to last post
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Have a non-metal hobby or skill, show off your other talents here!
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Member introductions, shop tours and project descriptions
by rookie
09-28-2016 01:16 AM Go to last post
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Metalshaping History
English wheel
by rcv4
02-11-2014 12:49 PM Go to last post
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History of Yoders, Pettingel, Quickway and other sheetmetal working power hammers
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Site links, information, and photos of pioneering coachbuilders
09-22-2015 01:55 PM Go to last post
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Presevered, restored, and recreated race cars from the early days, and the craftsmen that built them.
07-02-2016 07:26 PM Go to last post
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• Metalshaping Tutorials
Series showing all of the steps needed to make a repair panel for an XK Jaguar
by daveb
11-18-2013 03:29 PM Go to last post
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Paul Reiche shows - with pictures and words - how to make a shrinking disc using simple handtools.
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Wray Schelin shows how to capture a shape's information with a flexible shape pattern made from two types of common tape.
08-28-2016 12:47 PM Go to last post
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Best viewed with broadband, follow directions on site.
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Jim Russell shows how to make a scaled down model of a complicated door skin to learn how to make it fullsize.
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Ron shows how he makes newbrass radiator shells for vintage Morgans.
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Pictural and description of the basic tools needed to get started in the craft of sheetmetal shaping.
by 59wagon
06-21-2015 07:44 PM Go to last post
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Pictural and description of the advanced tools used by professional and dedicated hobbyists in the craft of sheetmetal shaping.
by tverity
03-29-2006 06:03 PM Go to last post
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A open dictionary of sheetmetal shaping terms
04-02-2005 10:07 PM Go to last post
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As the site grows free tool plans will be posted in many different forums. This forum will be a central location to collect all the plans to make them easy to access.
by KenHT
09-11-2015 09:35 AM Go to last post
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Post free plans and picture tutorials here for sheetmetal shaping projects that other members might like to make.
by roobee
04-06-2015 12:21 PM Go to last post
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All the hot potato issues in the craft of sheetmetal shaping will get aired out here and allowed to cool down. Both sides of the debate will be argued and members can make up their own minds.
by Marco84
11-18-2013 03:34 PM Go to last post
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a collection of all the applications
  Applications > Aircraft
  Applications > Architecture
  Applications > Automobiles
  Applications > Cyclecars
  Applications > Furniture
  Applications > Medieval Armor
  Applications > Motorcycles
  Applications > Scale Models & Pedal Cars
  Applications > Sculpture
  Applications > Watercraft
Materials > Sheet Metal
All types of aluminum, copper, brass and other non-ferrous sheet used in metalshaping
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All types of steel and stainless steel sheet used in metalshaping
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All types of metals used in making sheetmetal shaping tools
11-07-2014 04:55 AM Go to last post
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Materials > Other
All types of plastics used in sheetmetal shaping
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All methods to create wood inner structure for custom automobile bodies
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This is a collection of different processes
  Processes > Wheeling
  Processes > Design
  Processes > Hammering
  Processes > Low Production Run Methods
  Processes > Spinning Metal
  Processes > Joining Metal
  Processes > Cutting
  Processes > Shop Safety
paint, etc.
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Know of a good source to purchase sheetmetal, tubing, etc. and have first hand experience with the company share your source here.
by nonhog
11-06-2015 10:39 AM Go to last post
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Know of a good source to purchase new or used sheetmetal shaping machinery? Share your source here.
09-07-2016 06:39 PM Go to last post
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Know of a good source to purchase new or used metalworking machinery? Share your source here.
by Rasper
09-24-2016 04:38 PM Go to last post
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Know of a good source for supplies used in the craft of sheetmetal shaping, please post the information here.
by norson
05-07-2016 03:01 PM Go to last post
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Provide a recommendation for a book, magazine, or video tape about sheet metalshaping
08-29-2015 11:13 PM Go to last post
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Tools > Electrical Controls
All methods to convert single phase power to three phase.
02-07-2015 02:19 PM Go to last post
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Installing a VFD (variable frequency drive)
08-09-2016 07:29 AM Go to last post
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Tools > Metalshaping
All types of 'nibblers', their function, design differences, wiring, modifications, and specialized tooling .
05-08-2016 04:32 PM Go to last post
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All types of bead rollers and their special tooling .
09-23-2016 09:15 PM Go to last post
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All types of power presses and their tooling.
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All types of planishing hammers and their specialised tooling .
by k5hart
09-09-2016 09:48 AM Go to last post
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All of the different types of shrinker/stetchers and their specialized tooling.
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All types of hand tools used in the craft of sheetmetal shaping .
08-29-2016 05:43 PM Go to last post
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All types of guided way power sheetmetal shaping hammers, including their specialized tooling.
12-19-2015 09:23 AM Go to last post
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Fabricated steel frame, i.e. Bailiegh, Bam Bam, Dake, Shop Dog and shop built hammers.
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Construction details, methods to build, techniques of use, top adjusters, bottom adjusters, anvil profiles, top wheel size, and different types of specialized tooling .
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Techniques to build and use sheetmetal shaping helve hammers.
11-06-2013 07:07 PM Go to last post
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Uses , tooling and construction details of the powered Eckold sheetmetal shaping machines
by jag2be
01-22-2012 02:11 PM Go to last post
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Making and using a shrinking disc.
by BarryA
08-01-2014 07:53 PM Go to last post
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Thumbnail dies and how to make them .
01-31-2014 10:00 PM Go to last post
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Different types and methods to make lower anvils for English wheels .
by Pilot
10-28-2014 11:07 AM Go to last post
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Hot forging new metalshaping tools.
09-06-2013 05:35 PM Go to last post
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Machining methods used for making new metalshaping tools
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Different types of shears and brakes and their uses and tooling.
by Keyair
09-08-2016 08:42 AM Go to last post
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Flexible shape patterns , profile, and contour gages.
by jag2be
03-10-2015 02:23 PM Go to last post
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Louver methods , tools and dies.
by inlinr6
07-02-2013 01:46 PM Go to last post
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Manual presses and tooling used with them.
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Tools > Shape Bucks
All methods of wood buck building
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All methods of making wireform and bondo copy bucks
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Contruction techinques and uses of bucks made from sheetmetal
02-24-2012 12:08 PM Go to last post
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Registering a Home/Shop Built Vehicle
Share your experience in registering home or workshop built planes, motorcycles, and cars. " The how to's" concerning, titles, serial numbers, cost, and the differences in state laws.
05-05-2012 07:21 PM Go to last post
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Chat Zone
Use this forum for realtime chat. Type your message then hit submit , reload the page frequently to read the other posts. After the chat is finished posts will be erased , unless the content is worth saving. Pictures can be brought up from anywhere
09-19-2016 04:46 PM Go to last post
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This is the nostagia zone to link photos of special cars and automotive projects you had many years ago. Post the pictures first in your gallery and then link them here with a description.
11-18-2013 11:27 AM Go to last post
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You may list items for sale, or place a wanted ad in this forum. Please list the price and your contact information. You may also inform other users of ebay auctions, craigslist items, etc. Please just keep all items relevent to sheetmetal shaping and tools we commonly use. This is a free service to MetalMeet users to sell his/her personal items. If you are a tool vendor, machinery dealer, etc. and wish to sell your items on MetalMeet, please contact for details
09-25-2016 09:56 AM Go to last post
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Place items of interest that are not your items, but would be of interest to other MetalMeet users here. Please keep it as closely related to sheetmetal shaping as possible.
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Boy Scouts of America
This forum is dedicated to Boy Scouts who wish to attain their metalwork merit badge.
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