Title: THE ENGLISH WHEEL BOOK
Author Name: David L Anderson
Binding: Soft Cover Spiral Bound
Book Condition: New
Number of Pages 40 pages
Number of photos: Illustrated with Black & white photographs, technical diagrams and drawings
Dimensions: 22 x 28 cm
Publisher: Kuderin Press 1990
Shipping Weight 300 grams
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Availability: IN STOCK
THE ENGLISH WHEEL BOOK is now available and includes principles, design data and plans to enable any one with basic equipment to build their own machine for forming complex shape in sheet metal AND WOULD BE a invaluable tool for the hobbyist or professional who are restoring old cars and machinery
, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." This may apply to the English Wheel. Around the turn of the century the curved panels for early automobiles were made by beating the sheet metal into hollowed out stumps, sand bags, shot bags and over wood or steel forms. As the demand for higher quality grew the English Wheel was invented.
The English Wheel is shaped like a large "C". There is a large 9"x 3" wheel with a flat working surface mounted at the top. There is a smaller 3"x 3" wheel mounted at the bottom with a curved working surface. The more shape desired in the panel, the more pushing the metal back and forth between the wheels. Very little pressure is needed to shape the panel. The panel is stretched or raised to the desired shape. Panels free of hammer marks and other flaws can be quickly and easily formed. Many specialty shops today use the English Wheel to build or restore specialty cars, customized cars, antique cars, and aircraft.
To curve sheet metal on a single plane is very easy; to form a compound curve is another story. The English Wheel makes forming compound curves possible. Rolls Royce, Lamborghini and other hand made or custom cars are made using the English Wheel. The futuristic cars built for G.M., Ford, and other manufacturing companies are all built using the English Wheel. The level of skill grows rapidly when you start fitting the parts. Making the metal do what you want is not near as hard as trying to decide what you want it to do. Learning to use the English Wheel is no more difficult to learn than the proper use of the bead roller or break. This is not to imply that you can become an instant expert, but you can learn to make small parts and advance quickly. Using the English Wheel is a lot of fun, and you will learn a lot about metal and fabrication that will help in future projects.
Don't let metal fabrication intimidate you. You can learn how!!!!
English Wheel Techniques DVD with Ron Covell Whether you're brand new to the English Wheels or an experienced user, you'll find valuable information on this video
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