Metal Fabrication 101

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Making your own sheet, wire, and rod

By Shawna Kulpa

One lesson we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of rolling with the punches and knowing how to make do. If you have to close your workshop due to government restrictions, you learn to have Zoom meetings with your team from home. If you can’t have customers in your store, you learn to master online selling. And if you need metal sheet or wire for a job and your metal supplier is shut down (or can’t get product shipped out to you in time), you learn how to make your own.