What exactly is an English Wheel? How can I use one?


An English wheel is a tool for bending flat metal sheets into curved surfaces. (Thanks to @vini-i for a much better, succinct summary!) As for what you can do with one, it's probably about the same as what I can do with one which is "not much" at the moment. :) But here's a video of an expert. Note that this guy makes it look easy, but it's actually embarrassingly easy to really screw up a panel on an English wheel.

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    An English wheel is used to bend flat metal sheets into curved surfaces. This might be more satisfactory of an answer.
    – vini_i
    Jan 8 '16 at 15:25
  • You're right, thanks! I added your text to the answer.
    – Edward
    Jan 8 '16 at 15:48

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