508-347-7749
wesparts@charter.net
253C Worcester Rd.
Charlton, MA 01507

 

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Here at Wray Schelin’s Pro Shaper Sheet Metal LLC in Charlton, MA we specialize in custom sheet metal shaping & fabrication for collector car owners, architects, artists, designers. We also offer Coachbuilding classes every month for anyone that wants to learn this amazing craft. In addition to the services and classes we also sell a full line of sheet metal shaping tools that we design and build.

Next Three day coachbuilding class July 8th, 9th, 10th plus free Monday 2016

Three day sheet metal coachbuilding class $1200.00 (optional fourth day free)

For more details on the Three day class click here

If you would like to purchase a class for a future date please specify which dates you would like in the comment section on Paypal.

Next one day class Saturday July 30th, 2016

One day class, Saturday July 30th, 2016 $300

If you would like to purchase a class of a later date from the below 2016 class schedule, you can just add a note specifying which date you would like to attend.

Wray Schelin’s one day class

2016 Class Schedule:

  • Janaury 30
  • February 27
  • March 19
  • April 23
  • May 28
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 3
  • October 29
  • November 26
  • December 17

 

Now offering a one day inspirational coachbuilding/ metalshaping class. This class is designed to appeal to the collector car enthusiast that has desired to attend my four day coachbuilding class but the opportunity to take several travel days and a three or four days at the class is impossible with their busy schedule.

In this one day class learn information, skills, and techniques that will take you years to learn on your own. Learn in a well tooled 20000 sq ft shop that is one of the best collector automobile sheet metal shaping facilities in the world. At Pro Shaper Sheet Metal our team works seven days a week on collector car sheet metal panels- that is all we do besides offering the classes.

Cost:

 

This comprehensive and inspirational one day class is offered for only $300.00 per person and includes a free lunch.

If you would like to attend with a son or daughter to let them see what is possible they can attend free  (sixteen or younger).

The one day class will be a demonstration class with some hands-on experience.  The class will run from 9:00 am till noon, break for lunch. The class resumes at 1:00 pm and goes to 5:30pm.  Break one and half hours for supper till 7:00pm. The class resumes at 7:00pm to 9:00pm. From 9:00 pm till midnight is optional, this will be the time for hands on experience.

What will be covered?

The class will be very thorough, discussing and demonstrating with different examples in detail the full spectrum of methods used to shape flat sheet sheet metal into perfect fenders or body shapes. All questions will be answered.

Design and Bucks:

Discussion and demonstration of the different methods used to develop a shape.

Wood bucks

Metal bucks

Flexible shape patterns

Wireforms

Tools:

Discussion and demonstration of the full spectrum of tools available to shape sheet metal.

Costs

Space requirements

Shop made tooling

Noise factors

Welding methods:.

How to create a perfect butt joint.

How to make a perfect weld that when done is invisible on both sides of the panel.

How to remove the distortion in the sheet caused by the heat.

How to properly grind and finish welds.

Shaping methods:

Discussion and demonstration of the many ways to shrink and stretch sheet metal.

Standard compound curves

Reverse compound curves

Shearing methods

Different methods used around the world

Details:

How to add beads, beltlines, joggles, raised sections, wired edges, flanges, hems, etc.

Finishing:

Methods used to finish a panel so no filler is needed.