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Miks15

posted on 15/10/14 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
Metal forming courses?

Has anyone on here been on any metal forming courses? Fancy having a go and learning some new skills.

I'm based in the west midlands but happy to travel a bit for the right thing. Want to be able to some metal sculpture work at some point in the future, but i guess its the same sort of forming used to do car bodies etc.

So anyone have any recommendations?

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owelly

posted on 15/10/14 at 07:22 PM Reply With Quote
I know a few folks who have been to http://www.contourautocraft.co.uk/ and they all say it's excellent. If I had the cash, I'd certainly sign-up.





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tims31

posted on 15/10/14 at 07:23 PM Reply With Quote
There is a place in Peterborough that run courses. They specialise in making panels for Jaguars but the course is for anyone and shows the skills involved including heat treatments etc. Complete Kit Car mag had an article the other year on it but I have heard of the courses before.

have to see if I can find the details. Contour Autocraft

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tims31

posted on 15/10/14 at 07:26 PM Reply With Quote
Dam, beat me to it...





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Miks15

posted on 16/10/14 at 06:13 AM Reply With Quote
Cheers guys!

Will take a look, peterborough isnt too far from where my parents live so location sounds alright!

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Mr Whippy

posted on 16/10/14 at 11:56 AM Reply With Quote
If I went on such a course Id come out with crazy plans to hand build my own Ferrari!
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Miks15

posted on 16/10/14 at 02:16 PM Reply With Quote
yeah there is the worry that'll ill get carried away and want to do something similar!
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stevebubs

posted on 16/10/14 at 04:10 PM Reply With Quote
Check your local Technical College for evening courses...I went to a welding course @ Bracknell and the tutor was happy to cover other skills (lathe, milling, metal forming) at the same time whilst others were practicing their welding..

.. were also able to bring personal projects in....I modified my Throttlebodies on the course....

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907

posted on 16/10/14 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
So now isn't the time to buy shares in companies making fibreglass nose cones then ?


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