Metalworking is a very useful skill.
For most people metalworking will be taught at school if you are lucky. Some people may then choose a career working with metal in which case most people will do some form of apprenticeship. For people that want to work with metal but have not learnt it at school and so not have chance to be an apprentice the videos below will help somewhat in showing how to work with metal.
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Removing a broken bolt or stud can be extremely difficult but in some cases such as when the bolt head has been sheared off by sideways force it is possible to remove the remainder of the bolt using a left handed drill bit. Here we demonstrate how to remo
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Pack drilling is often used when several items need drilling in the same position. It is essential when pack drilling that the materials are clamped together as tightly as possible or else a piece of material in the middle of the pack could work loose and
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Removing a broken or sheared bolt or stud is never easy, but if you have a welder (a mig welder is preferred) you can sometimes weld a nut to the end of the broken bolt. The heat generated by the welding process often helps to loosen the bolt and makes re
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How to remove a steel threaded stud from a threaded hole.
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Speedtaps are a very fast way to tap drilled holes. The speedtaps are made from M2 steel and nitrate coated to make them extremely tough. The hexagonal heads on the speedtaps correspond with the head on the bolt so you use the same socket for the speedtapFeatured
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How to tap a hole using a cordless drill and a taper tap.
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Tapping threads into thin metal is impossible; this is where the rivet nut comes in handy. These are known by several different names including rivet nuts, riv nuts or nutserts. Once the rivet nut is expanded in the hole it leaves a permanent thread which
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Unistrut or Vantrunk galvanised channel is very useful for people that wish to make things from metal, but cannot weld. This type of channel is very adaptable and can be used almost anywhere to make brackets etc.