A motorcycle fender may not be what you need to make for your project, but it is a great part to make in order to show just what each of these sheet metal tools can do. Starting off with a Panel Beater Bag and Hammer, and then moving into the English Wheel and Shrinker Stretcher shows just how to use each of these tools to manipulate metals to do what you need them to. From hammering the metal into shape, to flattening it back out with the English Wheel, and of course pulling it all together with some Shrinker and Stretcher time, this quick tutorial has Joe showing us just what it takes to start shaping some metal with these tools.
I’m usually the guy looking at bigger tools, but this mini English wheel is pretty trick and I dig it. Of course knowing how to use it and all these other tools properly is key to making clean parts with them. But this project here is the perfect one to do some shaping using some scrap metal. That way you are only out your time if things don’t come along. And if you don’t need a motorcycle fender, either sell it to someone who does or hang it on the wall for garage wall art!