Introduction to Metalwork

Introduction to Metalwork is the fundamental course to teach you basic skills to work with metal. We start from a zero base, and take you to the stage of building some simple functional shop tools and motorcycle parts.

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How to get the course

You can access this course in two ways:

  1. Standalone video course
  2. Membership

1. Standalone video course
  • Lifetime access to all the video lessons in the course so you can return and review the course whenever you want.
  • Lifetime video updates and additions.
  • One-time single payment

2. Membership
  • Access to ALL current and any future courses that are released while membership is paid up.
  • Private Slack space for you to ask me any tech questions about any topic
  • Get support from fellow garage customisers, and better still, help contribute to their success and achievement.
  • Monthly subscription price is locked in when you sign up – any new content is free while membership is paid up.
  • More info on the community is here.

What's included?

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Contents

Lesson 1 - About metals
1.1 Properties
15 mins
1.2 Metals & Manufacturing
13 mins
Lesson 2 - Marking out
2.1 Introduction
3 mins
2.2 Marking out fluid
5 mins
2.3 Marking out tools
9 mins
2.4 Work surfaces
5 mins
Lesson 3 - Making holes
3.1 Cutting tools
15 mins
3.2 Drilling machines
17 mins
3.3 Safety
10 mins
3.4 Deburring
3 mins
3.5 Lubrication
4 mins
Lesson 4 - Cutting metal
4.1 Introduction
1 min
4.2 Hacksaws
9 mins
4.3 Shears
5 mins
4.4 Angle grinders
11 mins
4.5 Circular saws and power shears
5 mins
4.6 Cut-off saws
3 mins
4.7 Deburring
5 mins
Lesson 5 - Filing
5.1 Files & filing
14 mins
Project 1 - Drill gauge
1. Marking out
21 mins
2. Making holes
11 mins
3. Version 2 Drill gauge and finishing
10 mins
Project 2 - Vice soft jaws
1. Vice soft jaws
22 mins
Project 3 - Licence plate brackets
1. Introduction and design features
9 mins
2. Version 1 marking out
17 mins
3. Version 1 fabrication
16 mins
4. Version 2A fabrication
31 mins
4. Version 2B fabrication
19 mins
Project 4 - Dustpan
1. Design and layout
12 mins
2. Cutting and finishing the blank
10 mins
3. How to use blind rivets
11 mins
4. Preparing the handle
9 mins
5. Folding the pan
15 mins
6. Finishing
8 mins