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MTL201: Sheet Metal - Organic Shapes SBU
Class Number 359-53417

Learn to safely work with sheet metal to form curved shapes in this Safety and Basic Use (SBU) class. Receive hands-on practice with the slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Practice these basics techniques and create motorcycle gas tanks, fenders, curved panels, and more!

Project: Turtle shell-shaped piece of aluminum with a beaded edge

Prerequisite(s): MTL104 Sheet Metal Basics SBU is recommended

Equipment access: Slip roll, English wheel, planishing hammer, metal shrinker and stretcher, Beverly shear, shot bags, and hammers. Note: These tools are not used to work with metal thicker than 16 gauge mild steel or aluminum.

Minimum age: 12

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

When using these tools outside of class time, 12- to 15-year-old members must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian who has passed the SBU.


  • Mandatory: Closed-toed shoes, eye protection

  • Advisable: Hearing protection

Passing this class is a requirement to use this equipment at TechShop

TechShop Location: TechShop Pittsburgh
Room / Area: Hot Shop / Sheet Metal Room
Instructor: Ben Saks
Class Date: Monday, Sep 29, 2014
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Class Length: 2 Hours
Member Price: $65.00 Note: Active membership badge required at class check in.
Non-member Price: $80.00
Lab Fee: $10.00
Age Range: 12 and Up (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
Must Attend with Parent: 12 through 15
Min. Students: 2
Max Students: 5
Current Students: 1
Seats Left: 4

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  • This class has a required minimum enrollment of 2 students, you will be notified via email if it does not meet enrollment the day before the class session.
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