An English wheel is one of those tools that you only have if you are serious about shaping metal. Most race and customs shops don’t even have one. The art, and we do mean art, of using one properly is something that some people master naturally and others have to work at for years. Regardless, there are tricks and techniques that will help you get up to speed much more quickly in your hunt for metal shaping mastery. And with the every increasing offerings for reasonably priced metal shaping equipment, owning something like an English wheel has never been easier. But how do you learn how to use one?
Well you are in luck. The guys at Eastwood, who happen to sell lots of cool metal shaping equipment, have some videos that will help you learn how to use an English wheel and to do so as efficiently as possible. You too can English Wheel like a master if you try some of these techniques.