Lazze Metal Shaping: Keeping Flat Materials Flat in the Bead Roller PART 2

Lazze Metal Shaping: Keeping Flat Materials Flat in the Bead Roller PART 2


Hi I’m Lazze and I’m back here with this floor
pan and it’s going to be part two for this video. And you see how this panel came out
for on the first video we made and it’s curved this way and many times it’s get really oilcan
and it’s really hard that weld it into a floor panel for a car or trunk floor for a car.
But I’m going to show you what we can do. As I said on the first video that if we can’t
do anything after we put the bead on we maybe can to do something before and here’s the
key. I going to take a new panel and I going to make use the same dies in the bead roller
when we get over there. But what I going to do I going to pre-stretch it in the English
Wheel with the smallest offset wheel. So I going to wheel this area where the bead going
to be. So I marked it with the blue lines. So I going to stay in this area on those three
beads and wheel it and keep the tracks really, really close together and the reason why I
using a sharp wheel here is I would like to stay just in that area. So when the reason
why this panel that we made before took this shape is that the bead takes material from
the sides. And when that does that it means the same thing as we should shrinking here
and if we shrinking here it’s going to be too much material around this and that is
the problem. So that’s the reason why I go into the English Wheel and pre-stretch it
so I make it a little longer before we put the bead on and when we put the bead on the
panel going to be more straight. And that’s the key and that took me a long time to figure
this out but when you learn there now it’s makes sense and you can make your panels much
better at home. Because this wheel is offset I need to look at the tracks so I stay inside
the line there.
I don’t like to keep my hand on that side but I need to do it, so. And you see that
what happen with the panel now is, when I’m stretching it it’s taking little V shape on
the panel like this I don’t think I should go so much more now. And if you can when you
do this don’t bend it down or anything like that try to keep it pretty much flat if you
can because it’s easier to get it into the bead roller. So now I made this little longer,
I going to do the something here same thing there. How much you need to wheel it up it
has to do with how big bead you going to put in there and how deep the bead is, how tall.
If you can wheel the whole length like this that that’s great. But you can wheel shorter
tracks as long as you overlap them so you cover the whole area. Like that. And then I go over and do this
one. If the bead is wider and deeper you need to pre-stretch little more. Okay. So now you
see how, how this looks like and to get it into the bead roller I recommend to, to go
to the table and see if you can bend it down a little more flat. Like this it’s little
easier to get it in the bead roller. You can actually see on this side also the lines.
The more exact you can be with the lines you cover the area the better it is. So now we
going to go over to the bead roller and I going to start with the center one and then
I can do the side. And then we can look after that how it’s going to look like. So we want to put the bead in from this side
here to make to bend this back if I put the bead in there it’s actually going to be more
bent and I don’t want that. So I going to start move the guide in little there. There
we go. I might stretched a little too much on the sides. Yeah I could have been little
smaller, little more narrow on the beads. So I turn this around and I can make this
bead there. And you see already that the panel taking shape that is more flat again. Because
now the bead takes up that extra material that we pre-stretched. Now, as I said before,
always stay on the side that goes into the machine so you see what happen to the guide.
If you see zoom in here you can see that this side here that’s very important that the sheet
touching here to the guide. So now you can see that the panel is more
straight here. We didn’t have that curve that we had on the other piece. So here you see one with the pre-stretching
and one without the pre-stretching. And I just run it in the bead roller. So you can
see the difference between those two panels. And as I said before, how much pre-stretching
you need to do it’s a little different from bead to bead. But um you need to do a test
piece and see where it goes. And in another video I going to show you how to adjust ends
you can do that with a hammer and a dull aid but I also have a little tool that I made
and it really make the bead round in the end there. And if you want more information you
going to my website, WWW.LazzeMetalShaping.com.

19 thoughts on “Lazze Metal Shaping: Keeping Flat Materials Flat in the Bead Roller PART 2

  1. Hi Lazze,
    great vid..small tip though I came across (specially for people less well equipped the you-is. without english wheel)..Just use the bead roller in the opposite direction first.Take a not too sharp roll, make a bead with lower pressure in the other direction than you wanna do the final one. also pre-stretches the metal.

  2. Great video. You always have such practical info. Do you know of any place that give lessons like yours in Los Angeles?

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and experience. I'm a 3rd generation auto paint & body-man and I've learned more than a thing or two from your well-executed video tutorials. I will be sharing this trick with my brother and friends.

  4. I love your videos & how detailed you are with your teaching. Question: Could you use the bead roller to achieve the same pre-stretching effect by rolling on opposite side with more exacting control since it has the fence guide?

  5. Very Informative.
    I need to do some decorative beads on a pre-painted aluminium panel and applied a french curve to it, so my questions are :

    Should I do the french curve before the beads ?

    What can I do to prevent scratching when I'll do the beading?

  6. Forgive my ignorance, would it be possible to turn the metal upside down and run in the bead roller lightly to pre-strecth and then go right side up? Thankyou, great video.

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