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Metal cutting tips. (1) Cold chisels. (2) Hacksaws. (3) Aviation snips. (4) Power tools equipped with metal-cutting blades.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 7

Tip: How to cut vinyl or sheet metal with a 100-millimeter disc grinder.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #20 Apr-May 1984 pg. 16

Homemade rebar bender is made from steel pipe.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 28

Milling and drilling. Using machinist's metalworking tools (end mills, boring heads, slotting saws, combined drill/countersinks and T-slot clamps) to advantage in woodworking.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 74

Tip: Make a sheet metal crimper from pieces of aluminum tubing wired to the jaws of broad-jaw pliers.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1985 (v.10#3) pg. 20

How to cut metal the easy way. Using handsaws and saber saws to cut metal. Chart aids in blade selection.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 74

Dimple (countersink) thin metal to accept flat-head screws using this simple jig.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#5) pg. 14

How to make and use a miniature sine plate or sine bar for a milling machine, shaper or surface grinder.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1978 (v.67#3) pg. 38

Make your own angle dresser for a surface grinder. This device will dress any angle from zero to 45-degrees.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1978 (v.67#7) pg. 32

Build a portable machine table in order to teach machine set-up without actually tying up a machine.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Oct 1979 (v.68#7) pg. 52

Nomogram (chart) determines the correct RPM's for high speed cutting tools on various metals up to 2" in diameter.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1981 (v.70#2) pg. 48

The construction of embossment dies for jewelry making.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Apr 1985 (v.39#1) pg. 94

Making repousse and texturing tools for working sheet metal. A beginner-to-intermediate project.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jul 1998 (v.52#4) pg. 97

The basics of metalworking. Basic tools you will need and kits which can help you get started are reviewed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #569 Oct 1975 (v.71) pg. 40

Three tips. (1) Slip-free straightedge for marking, (2) easier-to-see marking and (3) an angle-iron jig for making right angle bends.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #578 Jul 1976 (v.72) pg. 62

Peening metal with a saber saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1963 (v.119#2) pg. 150

Metal benders for the shop.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1964 (v.121#5) pg. 171

Sheet metal former will handle 20-gauge sheet iron up to 12" wide. Forms cylinders in any diameter from 1-5/8" up.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1966 (v.125#2) pg. 190

Shrink plate to reduce the ends of shafts and tubes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1966 (v.125#3) pg. 192

Twenty metalworking tools for dozens for home repairs. A review of available tools and techniques for the home craftsman.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1977 (v.147#4) pg. 136

How to saw light-gauge iron and steel using a circular saw equipped with a plywood-cutting blade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1984 (v.161#3) pg. 68

Tips on forming flat metal stock or thin-wall aluminum tubing into a variety of shapes using only simple jigs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1986 (v.163#3) pg. 37

How to cut metal with woodworking power tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1965 (v.186#6) pg. 128

Use a metal-cutting bit (like those used on milling machines) on your radial saw. Adapter fits onto shaft of saw motor.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 170

Metalworking tricks on a jigsaw. Includes sawing, filing, sanding and buffing.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1967 (v.190#6) pg. 154

Experimental "electric discharge" machine cuts holes and cavities in metal by means of electric sparks. Est. cost: $5.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1968 (v.192#3) pg. 149

Simple metal-working guide jig for holding small parts to be soldered, brazed or glued.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1970 (v.196#6) pg. 105

Two English tools tested. (1) Kit-built milling machine. (2) Hand-powered metal shaper.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1971 (v.198#1) pg. 90

Spotting tool for machinists allows the transfer of hole locations from one piece of stock to another.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 90

How to cut metal like a pro. Learn how to figure rake angles, cutting speeds and feed rates for all types of tools.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1972 (v.201#4) pg. 106

Tips and jigs to use when cutting metal on a radial arm saw.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1975 (v.206#3) pg. 128

Convert plastic jugs to reservoirs for soluble oil coolant (used in metal machining) by adding simple plumbing connections and small pumps.
PROJECTS IN METAL Feb 1990 (v.3#1) pg. 15

Improved design for a hand-operated beading mill, a roller-style machine for cutting, flanging, and forming of sheet metal.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #162 Jan 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 22

Build a sheet metal roller that will handle metal up to 30" wide.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #165 Apr 1990 (v.14#9) pg. 14

English Wheel, a simple machine used to stretch sheet metal by rolling it back and forth between two wheels. How to build and use a small version of this useful sheet metal tool.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #168 Jul 1990 (v.14#12) pg. 13
Added Info SKINNED KNUCKLES #171 Oct 1990 (v.15#3) pg. 29

Tip on making a panel flanger for sheet metal work from a pair of "Vise-Grip" pliers.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #212 Mar 1994 (v.18#8) pg. 35

Tip: Friction-cut stainless steel on a table saw using an old, dull fine-tooth plywood blade.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #46 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 68

Sheet metal contouring the easy way. Part 1. An inexpensive, manual technique for imparting a curve to large or small sheets of metal. Requires only a simple jig and a ball-shaped roller. Furniture casters or billiard balls can be adapted for the job.
SPORT AVIATION Mar 1991 (v.40#3) pg. 28

Sheet metal contouring the easy way. Part 2. Round linear curve bending. Jig and tool for putting a 190-degree uniformly radiused bend in sheet aluminum for use as the leading edge of an aileron.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1991 (v.40#4) pg. 28

Tool uses two ball bearings to put a crease along the edge of a sheet metal component. The crease is used to stiffen the metal and/or for making a very tight-fitting edge such as found on metal fairings.
SPORT AVIATION Jul 1991 (v.40#7) pg. 66

Sheet metal contouring the easy way. Part 3. How to make deep non-linear curves in sheet aluminum. These curves are found mostly in "D" tube leading edge sections of airfoils with laminar flow.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1991 (v.40#9) pg. 66

Shop-built tool is designed to cold bend the 1/4" 2024T-3 aluminum used to make the aileron horns on biplanes, including the Pitts Special and Acro Sport.
SPORT AVIATION Sep 1992 (v.41#9) pg. 90

Aluminum forming. An introduction to the use of the English Wheel.
SPORT AVIATION Feb 1996 (v.45#2) pg. 105

The baby English Wheel. Photos and text illustrate a shop-built metalworking tool.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1996 (v.45#4) pg. 99

Sheet metalworking tool. Modifying a pair of visegrips to form a flange on a circle-top bulkhead.
SPORT AVIATION Dec 1998 (v.47#12) pg. 118

Working with sheet metal. Part 1. Sheet metal hand tools. Introduction to the selection and use of snips, shears, punches, hammers, slappers, dollies, mallets, stretchers and shrinkers.
SPORT AVIATION Apr 1999 (v.48#4) pg. 46

Working with sheet metal. Part 2. Metal shaping equipment. Wheeling machines, planishing hammers, beading machines and various metal shrinking tools.
SPORT AVIATION Jun 1999 (v.48#6) pg. 50

Build a sheetmetal roller for a minimum of 1/2" diameter, 12" wide. Project requires use of metal lathe, welding equipment and metal taps.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1966 (v.22#4) pg. 39