Traditional Sheet Metalwork and Wheeling Courses
At STORIK we offer one to one and two to one courses all year round for those who wish to learn the art of traditional sheet metalwork and wheeling. We welcome all levels of experience.
We will show you how to produce hand finished panels and components with basic tools and equipment and also demonstrate how to use a wheeling machine to produce smooth surfaces on complex double curvature panels.
Courses can be tailored to suit your needs and we can focus on specific techniques such as:
Shaping: Hand forming and smoothing double curvature panels to accurately fit a jig and hammering smooth over a steel dolly. We will also teach you elementary use of the wheeling machine
Flanging: Shrinking and stretching metal to form convex and concave curved flange. You will also learn how to wire a flanged edge
TIG welding: Joining thin sheets of metal using a TIG welder with or without adding filler rod depending on the application. This is an important technique used in the making and fitting of repair panels and high quality fabrication to produce strong and aesthetically pleasing weld joints.
Oxy-acetylene [gas] welding: Joining thin sheets of metal using a gas torch with or without adding filler rod depending on the material and application. This is a traditional technique used in the making and fitting of repair panels to achieve a seamless joint
Annealing: Annealing aluminium alloy to aid shaping
During the course we can also touch upon:
Pattern making: Measuring and marking out complex shapes and structures accurately
Jig building: Constructing basic jigs and fixtures to aid reproduction of original parts
Body construction: Aligning panels to create flowing bodylines and parallel gaps
Tool making: How to construct simple tooling to replicate original recesses etc
At the end of the course, you will go away with a valuable set of skills and confidence necessary to tackle your own project.
Prices: 2-day course: please, email us for more information on prices.
4-day course: please, email us for more information on prices
Terms and conditions:
Please phone to confirm availability.
A deposit is required to secure your booking. The full payment must be made at the latest one week before the course begins.
The deposit is not refundable.