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How to Use the Air Hammer to Make Metal Art



The Voice: Hey, Kevin. What are you doing?

Kevin Caron: I?m playing with the air hammer, a new tool that I recently acquired for the studio. I'm trying to learn about it and teach myself how to use it to make metal art.

I picked up this piece of stainless steel a little while ago and just cut out this goofy little shape on it. Then I started bending things up, and, lo and behold, meet Crabby! It kind of looks a crab, an Arizona crab.

It takes some practice to get used to using this metal bending tool. It's got so much power, especially with the bigger power head in it - you can really bend and distort metal. If you get too far, then you have to go back and take the bend out again.

I was making a metal dish before. We wanted something to go underneath our water fountain, so I thought I'd make a little birdbath to see if maybe the birds will come and play in the fountain. I began by bending this up and trying to get this steel to bend around the corner right there.

I think I need to read the directions once or twice more, but we're getting there. We're bending around and we're having tons of fun. In a few minutes, I?ll set up the TIG welder and get back to welding.

So, see you all next week. Bye!

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