Covell DVDs

In this information-packed dvd, Ron Covell shows dozens of ways to work with tubing. From the simplest cutting to the most complicated mitering, from bending by hand to using a professional tube bending machine, he shows how to make tubing structures for any application, with outstanding close-up shots of all the important details.

Covers the basic processes used for TIG welding, covering proper machine setup, joint preparation, electrode selection & preparation, torch technique, and perhaps most importantly, what to check for when things go wrong! Rons thoughtful description, coupled with close-up photography makes the seemingly difficult process of TIG welding easy to…

Watch Ron Covell make traditional modifications on two different grille shells; he chops a 1932 Ford shell 2.5 inches, and narrows a 1929 shell 5 inches. Ron shows how to be creative with the layout of the cuts and how to make each cut with precision. Youll learn the importance of proper joint preparation, and youll see in-depth treatment of tack…

Rons first dvd, now considered a classic. Watch Ron go through every step of making a track roadster nose, demonstrating techniques suitable for making virtually any body panel. He starts with a station buck defining the shape, shows clearly how the patterns are made, then shapes each piece and joins them together.

What do you do if youve a car with a fender that is damaged beyond repair, or missing? Ron shows how to use the opposite fender to design a buck, pointing out the features required to make a new fender that perfectly mirrors the model. This is a fascinating, in-depth look at the start-to-finish construction of a very challenging project, 36 Ford…

Through his projects, books, workshops, instructional dvds and the tools he designed, Ron has put thousands of people on the path to becoming better metalworkers. This dvd features rare interviews with his family, students and colleagues as well as a fascinating interview with Ron himself, where he traces his steps to becoming leader in the industry

Planishing hammers are a real workhorse of metal shaping process. They are unexcelled for flattening welds, working in constricted areas, and stretching flanges. Ron demonstrates the basic procedures for using these machines, including proper die selection and operator technique, and he shows their use on both steel and aluminium panels

MIG Welding is widely used by professionals and amateurs alike, but few people really understand how each of the variables affect the finished weld. This program can be easily understood by a beginner, but it covers information even seasoned professionals can learn from. Ron goes through the entire welding process step-by-step, and gives clear…

Ron works over the buck to build the back half of the body – the turtledeck. This is a deceptively difficult project, and Ron shows how to do the layout and fabrication with a wide array of tools, and youll learn about doming, flanging, beading, stretching, shrinking, shaping reverse curves, welding, and many other advanced metalworking…

The first step in many large metalshaping projects is building a buck which is a pattern or form that captures all of the key dimensions, contours and details of an object in three-dimension. Youll learn a fast way to use sheetmetal angles to model large complicated shapes with accuracy and get insight into working through the challenges of each…

In this two-part dvd, Ron Covell goes through the process of making 2 very different motorcycle gas tanks.  Part 1 shows a chopper style tank being made from steel and part 2 shows a comma-shapped tank being made from aluminium. Each step is clearly detailed and techniques shows can be used to make tanks of any shape.

Craig Naff is one of the top metalworkers in the USA, with milestone projects such as Cadzilla, The Smoothster, SmoothNess, and The Golden Submarine to his credit. Craig demonstrates the fastest techniques known for shaping custom sheet metal panels and makes the two most difficult sections of a 1932 Ford front fender.

Ron Covell and Ron Fournier team up to teach you all about the hammerforming process. Form blocks are easy to make, and they enable you to create parts with the accuracy of die-stamped originals. Ten different hammer-forming operations are shown, from a simple tank top to a beautiful rolled edge detail on a complicated pontoon fender for a Bugatti.

Ron Covell brings his signature easy-to-follow style to using the English Wheel, a machine notoriusly difficult for beginners to figure out. Starting with the machines history and a clear explanation of the principles that enable the machine to move metal, Ron shows the basic tracking patterns that are used to shape panels of various sizes and…

Inspired by the Rod & Custom Dream Truck Ron Covell and Joe McGlynn radically rework a 56 Studebaker pickup – giving it a 4 chop, a 6 section, and apie-cutting the hood. Every step is shown up close with clear detail and the ongoing commentry brings out many of the fine points of the work.

See a chopper frame built before your eyes! Ron Covell goes through the entire process, starting with an overview of frame design, explaining the concepts of rake, trail, and stretch.He covers the use of chassis jigs, then goes on to show how to bend and fit tubing to create a chopper frame to match any design. Rons clear and detailed explanations…

Beading machines are one of the most widely-used tools for both amateur and professional metalworkers. These machines can quickly and accurately make beads, steps, grooves, flanges, curls, and many other shapes in sheetmetal panels.

Probably the most comprehensive metalworking dvd to date, and historically our bestseller! Ron thoroughly demonstrates the fundamentals of hammer and dolly technique, and shows how to do high level metal-work that requires no filler. Youll see great coverage of heat shrinking, hole filling, metal finishing, wired edge repair, rust repair and TIG…

This program covers many advanced topics in TIG welding, including welding chrome moly steel, stainless steel, aluminum, magnesium, bronze, copper, and titanium. Youll also learn how to weld castings made from aluminum, magnesium, and bronze. Rons clear and detailed instructions are easy to follow, and the striking close-up photography shows you…