Basic English Wheel Technique, Lazze Metal Shaping

Basic English Wheel Technique, Lazze Metal Shaping


Hi I’m Lazze and I’m teaching people in metal
shaping and you have met me before on YouTube and on my website probably. On this video
I going to show you for free what, what we have on the DVD that we sell. This will give
you a very important preview of how to use the English Wheel and to control the sheet.
When you have a panel like this and you going to wheel it up it’s important what, what to
start and where, where to wheel it. And most people they don’t know what, what I’m telling
you about now. But what I going to do I going to put the frame like this about three-quarter
to one inch frame all the way around like this. So the edge I’m not wheeling over the edge.
I’m going to stretch it inside this frame here in the English Wheel. So when we make
this longer it’s going to grow and when this grow it must go somewhere because we make
it longer. And the frame around it holding it short. So we make this longer compared
to the frame. And this is very, very important because I had students over the year that
did metal shaping for 20 years. And they can get very close with lots of work, long time
of work, and can get it very close and then they try to just fine tune it little and they
losing the whole shape it and it can take them a day to fix it again. So a few month
ago I had one student and he I show him exactly and everybody at the same thing about the
frame in the beginning of the class. And he said, that he left the class after the first
couple of hours he left the class because it paid for the whole class that information
that I gave him. And I give you this information for free now. So when you controlling the
sheet it’s important that you, you stay away from the edge. If you wheeling this up too
much so you have too much crown you can start stretching the edge in the English Wheel and
bring the crown back in the center. So I can go over to the English Wheel now. And what
I can do here is I adjust the pressure so it has good pressure, not too high not too
low, and I can go over the edge of the sheet to the side of the wheel like this. And if
you look under here you can see at have about three-quarter inch into the touching point
to the center of the wheel there. If you do that you still have the frame here on the
side so you don’t wheeling over the frame. And when I wheeling this back and forth and
stay inside this red line. And keep the zig-zag really, really close together. I’m stretching
this area now. Then I go back. And it’s better to start with a low pressure so, so you don’t
get too much crown from the beginning just let it take little time. So one time one wheeling
with a couple of passes over and I stretched it like that. And I have this oilcan because
the frame is short around now. So if you have an English Wheel go home and just play with
this new knowledge there and you can — you will see that you control the sheet. If you
go over the edge stretching the edge little what you can do you can go to the shrinker
and you can repair that if you want. If you want more information about metal shaping
go to my website LazzeMetalShaping.com for the free video there and other information.

7 thoughts on “Basic English Wheel Technique, Lazze Metal Shaping

  1. Lazze, thanks for sharing this with the rest of the world, poor countries like mine cant afford paying a course from masters like yourself.

    I still get amazed at what you can do with a piece of metal.

    Muchas gracias for sharing what you know.

  2. @alexQw33

    I am sure you can also do things also that are amazing. If we all share ideas and the techniques, we can all be better at what we do.

  3. thank you very much I am an Englishman with over 35 years as sheet metal work and I have never used an English wheel many mallets and hammers but starting a bike protect and I think one would come in very handy

  4. Hi Lazze, have a question, I have dropped one of my anvils (the flattest one) and its leaving linear scores, is there a way to repair them or am I better off buying a new one?

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