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Ron Covell's Metalworking Videos on DVD


Making Motorcycle
Gas Tanks

Regular Price $60
Online Price $54

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Building a Chopper
Chassis

Regular Price $40
Online Price $36

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English Wheel
Techniques

Regular Price $40
Online Price $36

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From Ron Covell, master metalworker come these amazing videos. Ron shows you in great detail how to do it yourself. He is not only a tremendous craftsman, but a gifted instructor as well. Check out these videos, and order today so you can get started making your dream come true.

 

Making Motorcycle Gas Tanks - 166 Minutes
Parts 1 & 2 on 1 DVD

Item No. DVD1000-12

In this long-awaited video, Ron Covell shows the ‘intimate details’ of making two very different gas tanks. The first is a flat-bottomed chopper style tank made from steel, and the second is a comma-shaped tank made from aluminum. Details of rubber mounting are clearly shown, along with demonstrations of forming with hand tools and with an English wheel.Ron takes you through the process of making both a flat-bottom steel tank and a comma shaped aluminum tank. Take a look at some of the details from the video:

Here's the scene list from Part 1 - Steel Tank Fabrication:

Here are a few of screen shots from Part 1 of the video:


Making the buck or pattern for the tank


Forming the top using the English wheel


Tig Welding the tank

Here's the scene list from Part 2 - Aluminum Tank Fabrication:

Here are a few screen shots from Part 2 of the video:


Mallet and bag shaping


Smoothing with English wheel


Gas welding tank

 

Building a Chopper Chassis - 70 Minutes

Item No. DVD1000-20

 

Ron  goes through the entire process, starting with an overview of frame design, explaining the concepts of rake, trail, and stretch. He covers the use of chassis jigs, then goes on to show how to bend and fit tubing to create a chopper frame to match any design. Ron's clear and detailed explanations will help any builder get on the road quickly, with a minimum amount of wasted effort. He also shows the use of both entry-level and high-end tools for layout, cutting, and bending. With the excellent instruction found here, building a frame may be an easier project than you imagine!

Here's the scene list from Building a Chopper Chassis:

Here are a few screen shots from the video:


Chopper frame plans


Bending the tubing


Fitting and notching the tubing


Final thoughts on frame building

 

 

English Wheel Techniques - 86 Minutes

Item No. DVD1000-19

 

Ron brings his signature easy-to-follow style to using the English wheel, a machine notoriously difficult for beginners to ‘figure out’. Starting with the machine’s history and a clear explanation of the principles that enable the machine to move metal, Ron shows the basic ’tracking’ patterns that are used to shape panels of various sizes and configurations.

In addition to the common techniques of wheeling, Ron also shows some lesser-known processes, such as using a rubber top wheel, and doing embossing with the machine. Whether you’re brand-new to the English Wheel or an experienced user, you’ll find valuable information in this video.

Here's the scene list from English Wheel Techniques:

Here are a few screen shots from the video:


Selecting the anvil wheel


Tracking patterns


Forming a panel


Trick techniques