Coachbuilding-Metal Shaping Classes


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4-Day Coachbuilding / Metal Shaping Classes

Cost for the 4-day class is $899



What is covered at the class:

The 4-day Coachbuilding / Metal Shaping class will focus on all the steps to taking a flat sheet of metal, learning all the different methods of shrinking / stretching and planishing that metal and fitting that developed panel onto a buck. Welding, edge work,  beading, detail work and surface quality are some of the other skill sets taught.

Learn in a fully equipped shop with 12 English wheels and two power hammers.

If you are interested in learning how to solve all of the sheet metal problems on your restoration project this class will cover any and all questions you might have.

If for any reason you chose a date and cannot make it, you may change to a different date that works for you (No Refunds). 

Should you have any other questions or concerns don’t hesitate to call Wray (508) 347-7749

The classes run from Friday – Monday 9am – 10pm. We’ve been running classes since 2005.


We recommend students attending should bring a welding helmet, gloves, eye and ear protection a notepad and camera.

The class starts at 9:00am till noon. One hour off for lunch (free lunch included everyday). Class resumes at 1:00pm and runs through 5:30pm.  Break one and a half hours for supper ( there are at least twenty restaurants in the area.) The class starts again at 7:00pm and runs to till 10:00 pm.


We recommend using to book your flight on Thursday (Tuesday thru Thursday are the best days to buy a plane ticket) For your stay we recommend you check Airbnb for some of the best rates. We also recommend you check out the Sturbridge Chamber of Commerce There are at least 20 other motels in the area to choose from.


Additional information

4-Day Metal Shaping Class

Sep 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th (2023), Oct 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th (2023), Nov 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th (2023), Dec 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (2023)