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Old 05-03-2004, 10:22 AM
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Metalforming workshop

Does anyone know of any classes or workshops I could attend on metalforming? I'm in the columbus area of ohio until june 10th and then i'll be in greenville south carolina until sept. I've done a good amount of body work and welding on cars and bikes, but I'm new to the hammerforming part of metal. I want to eventually build my own english wheel and purchase some other parts. I know this is a little too ambitious but I would like to build my own body for a 32 ford coupe or roadster project. I'm sure the roadster would be easier, but for some reason I like the coupe better. Of course I know this will take a very long time to do and I will make many mistakes I'm sure, but that's what it's all about. I don't care how long it takes me as long as I just keep practicing and getting better. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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Check here... http://www.metalmeet.com
There was a meet scheduled for next weekend in Dubios, PA that I was signed up for but it looks like it's been canceled. I can't find the registration site anymore and I never got a confirmation notice.
Also do a search under Ron Covell. He has a good site and has links to others.
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I agree, metalmeet.com is a great place. I joined after one of the members posted on Hotrodders. I ended up sending a PM to one of the guys on the board who lived close to me and had lots of experience in metalshaping...come to find out, he's the owner/creator of metal meet!!!

The guy is simply phenomenol, you hear names like "Ron Covell" and "Jesse James" and "Ron Fournier" or "Kent White"...but few have heard of Wray Schelin.

Truth is...one of the Rons (either Covell or Fournier) has actually visited Wray's shop. On one of Ron Covells videos he has a gentleman by the name of Tom Lipton talking about his helve hammer...who mentions Wray---To my understanding, Wray basically rediscovered the Helve....it will be worth your time to visit that site and get acquanted with some people over there. Don't be shy, just hop in and get shaping.
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Hi Zeek,
You're welcome at my shop (Robinson, IL.) anytime. Dutch Comstock will be hosting a regional MetalMeet at his shop in East Herkimer, NY., June 25-27, 2004.

http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/.php?t=1181

Also, you may find our annual International MetalMeet of interest. We have it scheduled for Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2004. 250 metalshapers from around the world will be attending this year, for our largest event ever!!

http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1187

Ken New of Cars & Parts magazine wrote a nice article on our 2003 event.

http://www.carsandparts.com/features/031504/031504.asp

If you're serious about learning, www.metalmeet.com is definitely THE place.

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