Synopses & Reviews
In our mechanized day of mass production, the craft of hand-forming sheet metal into compound curves and dashing fins and fenders is fast becoming a lost art. Eddie Paul is a master at sheet metal fabrication (among other accomplishments), and in this book he gives readers the means to mold their own sheet metal creations. Paul’s engagingly written book talks about the necessary tools and how to use them; how to choose, prepare and work with the right material; how to make forms and mock-ups, and much more. Whether you want to mold a fender for a custom car or just learn about this intriguing process, Sheet Metal Fabrication is a thoroughly readable reference book and guide, and a uniquely valuable resource.
The craft of hand-forming sheet metal into compound curves is fast becoming a lost art. Author Eddie Paul is a master at sheet metal fabrication and in this book shares with readers the techniques to shape their own sheet metal creations. Sheet Metal Fabrication: Techniques and Tips for Beginners and Pros covers the necessary tools and how to use them; how to choose, prepare, and work with the most suitable material; how to make bucks, plugs, and mock-ups; and how to cut, bend, form, and join sheet metal. Whether you want to shape a fender for a custom car, re-create damaged panels, or just learn about this intriguing process, Sheet Metal Fabrication is a thorough reference book and guide, and a uniquely valuable resource every do-it-yourselfer needs.
Sheet metal fabrication--from fins and fenders to art--with all the necessary information on tools, preparations, materials, forms, mock-ups, and much more.
About the Author
Beginning as a self-taught welder, painter, metal fabricator, and machinist, Eddie Paul has gone from customizer to creator, designer to inventor. He has built all manner of outrageous mechanical contraptions for the entertainment industry as well as more than 50 cars for movies like Grease, ET, and The Fast and the Furious. His company, which performs an array of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, has served clients as diverse as the Department of Defense, Boeing, and Rockwell. He lives in El Segundo, California.