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Category Archive: Metal Fabrication, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Metal Shaping: Making a Hand Carved Skull Shift Knob From Brass!

Karl and Kristina Fisher just hit 100,000 subscribers on YouTube and decided a giveaway was in order and it couldn’t be something lame. Nope, in typical Karl fashion this thing is amazing and...

Metal How To: Fitzee’s Comprehensive Spot Weld Removal With Simple Tools.

There are a lot of tools available for removing or cutting spot welds, and some work just fine. I say “some” because there are so many available, and many of them are complete junk that...

Spun Aluminum Disc Demo: It’s Amazing What Simple Tools Will Do To A Spinning Disc Of Aluminum

Spun Aluminum parts, like Moon Discs, are cool looking but have you ever wondered just how they are made? Well this isn’t a video on making an actual Moon Disc, but rather a spun aluminum part...

$3,500 Build: Air Ride, Trunk Sheet Metal, And Lead Bodywork On The Front End Of This Low Budget Hot Rod

Here are the latest installments from the $3,500 Build, and it is really starting to come together. With the sheet metal work on the front end coming together, as well as in the trunk, along with the...

Finnegan’s Garage Builds A Unique Welding Table: This One Is Unlike Almost Any Other We’ve Seen

Everyone knows I’m a sucker for a good welding table build but when I saw this one that Finnegan and Newbern are putting together for the shop, it made me smile. Why? Because it has a very...

Metal Fabrication: How to TIG Weld Thin Sheet Metal Panels – 1960 Cadillac Restoration!!!

There are a lot of ways to join two pieces of metal, and several of them are different welding processes. While stick welding sheet metal is possible, it is probably the least effective and hardest...

Classic Mini Cooper Race Car Build: Urchfab’s Mini Project Is Getting A Tight Fitting Roll Cage!

Urchfab has built some fun and cool cars for both the street and the track, with our favorite being the Mongrel which is an old British Ford 100 on a Miata body. But that car is really nice and is...

Welding Table Build Series Part 2: Buying The Cheapest 1/2 Inch Plate Possible!

Here is another welding table build that might inspire you to get out in the shop and build something now that the cold temps are coming. I love welding and fabrication tables, well thought out work...

Classic Mini Cooper Race Car Build: Urchfab Is Building A Mini For The Track And The Welding Starts Here

Urchfab has built some fun and cool cars for both the street and the track, with our favorite being the Mongrel which is an old British Ford 100 on a Miata body. But that car is really nice and is...

Welding Table Build Series: Part 1. The Frame, Wheels, And Shelving Come Together

Here is another welding table build that might inspire you to get out in the shop and build something now that the cold temps are coming. I love welding and fabrication tables, well thought out work...

Sheet Metal Fab: 1967-72 Chevy & GMC Truck Roof, Inner Visor Area & Drip Rail Rust Repair

The bad news about loving old cars and trucks is that they have lived a long life as vehicles that got people too and from work, hauled parts and lumber and hay, and likely got run into by other...

This Is How It’s Done: What It Really Takes To Cut, Weld, And Balance A Driveshaft.

I’ve cut and welded driveshafts myself, been in shops like the one in the video where shafts are made and balanced, and have been in some of the most high tech high dollar drivetrain companies...

Iron Trap 1933 Ford Project: Full Chrome Front End And A Wedge Channel For The 1933 Ford 3-Window Coupe Project!

Matt at Iron Trap does some really cool stuff and is always fun to watch. His builds always make me want to build a 1930’s or 1940’s ride and this one is no different. This 1933 Ford is...

The Internet Says That Using A File This Way Will Ruin It! Does The Internet Have A Clue?

Sometimes good people make comments on videos and such telling people how they are doing things wrong. Sometimes they do this to be a know it all, or to bash on people, but sometimes it is because...