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Kevin uses techniques and tools from many industries to create his contemporary art sculptures, including sandblasting, powder coating, exterior coating and more.

Enjoy these how-to videos about a broad variety of techniques related to working with metal ....

How to Easily Measure the Outside of a Shape
How to Easily Measure the Outside of a Shape
Jul 23, 2017
Kevin is looking at one of his ocotillo sculptures that has a round, dimensional base after a viewer... read more

How to Save Time & Money by Making a Tool
How to Save Time & Money by Making a Tool
May 24, 2017
Kevin is sanding part of a sculpture he's been working on. The whole sculpture, including the pedest... read more

How to Remove Rust the Easy Way
How to Remove Rust the Easy Way
Mar 15, 2017
Kevin is picking old railroad spikes out of a 55-gallon-drum for a railroad spike sculpture. Rather ... read more

How to Refine a Design
How to Refine a Design
Jan 18, 2017
Kevin is making a change in his 3D printer filament sizing setup.

He explains that the companies ... read more

How to Lift Items Easily - the Old School Way
How to Lift Items Easily - the Old School Way
Jul 13, 2016
Kevin is lifting some large and heavy pieces of 5" square steel tubing onto his workbench. A viewer ... read more

How to Use an Anvil in Your Metalworking Shop
How to Use an Anvil in Your Metalworking Shop
Jul 06, 2016
People ask Kevin what he does with an anvil - after all, he's an artist, not a blacksmith.

He has... read more

How to Lift Heavy Steel
How to Lift Heavy Steel
Jun 08, 2016
Kevin admits he is getting older and could use some help picking up some of the heavy metal he works... read more

How to Make Adjustable Legs
How to Make Adjustable Legs
Apr 06, 2016
A viewer, James, had asked for a how-to video about making adjustable legs that can be set at the he... read more

How to Use a 100-Year-Old Tumbler to Shine Metal
How to Use a 100-Year-Old Tumbler to Shine Metal
Mar 30, 2016
Kevin is inside the palatial, incredibly well lit, unbelievably ventilated, totally organized office... read more

How Do You Make Something Stand Up Straight?
How Do You Make Something Stand Up Straight?
Jan 27, 2016
When you want to make something stand up straight, what do you measure against? If you have a large,... read more

How to Know When to Change Your Horizontal Bandsaw Blade
How to Know When to Change Your Horizontal Bandsaw Blade
Jul 29, 2015
From http://www.kevincaron.com - Artist Kevin Caron shares how he uses a horizontal bandsaw and when... read more

How to Lift Heavy Objects
How to Lift Heavy Objects
May 13, 2015
Kevin first shows a metal ring that's really just a cut-off from a pipe. You can weld such a ring to... read more

Air Tools:
Air Tools: "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?!"
May 06, 2015
Kevin is looking at an old-fashioned water separator for air compressors. When you plumb your studio... read more

Ho- Ho- How to Have a Very Merry Christmas - With Kevin's Latest Tree
Ho- Ho- How to Have a Very Merry Christmas - With Kevin's Latest Tree
Dec 24, 2014
Kevin is bringing in boxes and tells the story about how he sold his original Christmas tree, the Un... read more

How to Troubleshoot a Bad Switch - and Fix It
How to Troubleshoot a Bad Switch - and Fix It
Oct 01, 2014
Kevin was using his Everlast PowerTIG 255EXT and his TIG torch was clicking, but it wasn't working. ... read more

How to Create the Base of a Sculpture
How to Create the Base of a Sculpture
Feb 05, 2014
Kevin is working on a sculpture titled Building Blocks, which is really a maquette, or model, for a ... read more

How to Seamlessly Join Two Pieces of Pipe
How to Seamlessly Join Two Pieces of Pipe
Jan 15, 2014
Sometimes you are working on a project - making a fence, a cage, whatever - and your pipe or rod is ... read more

How to Use Countersinking to Blind Mount a Sculpture
How to Use Countersinking to Blind Mount a Sculpture
Dec 04, 2013
Kevin is working on the base of his functional sculpture Lady Bugme, a commission for a woman who is... read more

How to Lay Out a Sculpture for Metal Fabrication
How to Lay Out a Sculpture for Metal Fabrication
Nov 19, 2013
Kevin is using his hydraulic pipe bender to create the body of a recent commission. Lady Bugme has a... read more

How to Troubleshoot a Problem
How to Troubleshoot a Problem
Oct 02, 2013
Kevin was TIG welding with his beloved Longevity TIGWeld 200EX when he started blowing holes in his ... read more

How to Pick the Best Gauge Metal for Your Project
How to Pick the Best Gauge Metal for Your Project
Jul 03, 2013
Kevin walks through how he chooses the right gauge of metal for one of his sculptures .... In this h... read more

How to Pick the Right Clamp
How to Pick the Right Clamp
Jun 27, 2012
Kevin uses a wide variety of tools while creating his sculptures, everything from automotive to airc... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 8: Attaching the Base
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 8: Attaching the Base
May 16, 2012
Kevin is ready to attach more exterior "skin" panels to his public sculpture Wherever You Go, There ... read more

How to Tap a Hole in Metal Using a Mill
How to Tap a Hole in Metal Using a Mill
May 09, 2012
Kevin decides to use his mill to tap a hole in an aluminum plate that he will weld to the top of his... read more

How to Use MIG Pulse Controls to Fill Gaps
How to Use MIG Pulse Controls to Fill Gaps
May 02, 2012
Kevin shows how using pulse control on his Longevity MigWeld 250P MIG welder helps him fill gaps in ... read more

How to Use a Spool Gun on a MIG Welder
How to Use a Spool Gun on a MIG Welder
Apr 18, 2012
Kevin is putting the finishing touches on his public art sculpture read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 7
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 7
Apr 04, 2012
Kevin is finally putting the skin on the framework he has built for the sculpture Wherever You Go, T... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 6
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 6
Mar 28, 2012
Kevin shares some of the setbacks he experienced while creating a 9-foot-tall sculpture. First, he e... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 5
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 5
Mar 21, 2012
Kevin is ready to create the 1/4-inch-square metal ring that the triangle-shaped supports for his sc... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 4
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 4
Mar 14, 2012
Kevin continues his series on how to create a sculpture - at least how he creates a sculpture (altho... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 3
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 3
Mar 07, 2012
In the third part of a series on how he is creating a sculpture, Kevin explains how to fabricate rep... read more

How to Create a Sculpture, Part 2
How to Create a Sculpture, Part 2
Feb 29, 2012
Kevin explains how he is creating a nine-foot-tall umbilic torus steel sculpture. In this free video... read more

The Best Markers and Pencils for Marking Steel
The Best Markers and Pencils for Marking Steel
Feb 15, 2012
Kevin has tried a lot of different markers when working with steel and other metals. He shows differ... read more

Tips and Tricks to Make a Smooth Curve
Tips and Tricks to Make a Smooth Curve
Nov 30, 2011
Kevin shows how to create a curve he can cut out on an aluminum metal sheet for the public sculpture... read more

How to Make a Brass Container on a Metal Lathe
How to Make a Brass Container on a Metal Lathe
Sep 14, 2011
Kevin shows how to make a brass container and its top on a metal lathe and talks about working with ... read more

How to Use Reusable Pop Rivets to Clamp Steel
How to Use Reusable Pop Rivets to Clamp Steel
Aug 31, 2011
Kevin shows how to use a tool that work like reuseable pop rivets. Clicos are a fabricator's best fr... read more

How to Space Items Evenly and Easily
How to Space Items Evenly and Easily
Aug 03, 2011
As he starts a new metal sculpture, Kevin provides tips and tricks for how to evenly space component... read more

TIG Welding Copper to Steel
TIG Welding Copper to Steel
Jun 08, 2011
Kevin shows how he welds copper to steel to create an unusual accent that can be highlighted with wa... read more

"Painting" Steel With Wax and Patinas
"Painting" Steel With Wax and Patinas
Mar 29, 2011
Kevin adds color to his steel sculptures using wax and other patinas from Sculpt Nouveau.... read more

How to Use a Propane Forge
How to Use a Propane Forge
Mar 23, 2011
Kevin fires up his propane forge to heat and flatten some railroad spikes using his blacksmithing sk... read more

Creating a Steel Torus: a Twisted Circle for a Slick Sculpture
Creating a Steel Torus: a Twisted Circle for a Slick Sculpture
Mar 02, 2011
Kevin is fascinated by geometry. He has been investigating geometric shapes such as the torus. He ex... read more

Drill Tap Basics for Metal Working
Drill Tap Basics for Metal Working
Feb 02, 2011
Machinist and sculptor Chuck Girard shows Kevin how to understand drill taps.

Chuck highly recom... read more

Drill and Tap Tips and Tricks For Metal Working
Drill and Tap Tips and Tricks For Metal Working
Jan 28, 2011
Machinist and sculptor Chuck Girard stops by to share drill and tap tricks with Kevin. He shows Kevi... read more

Playing With Nuts and Bolts
Playing With Nuts and Bolts
Jan 12, 2011
Machinist and sculptor Chuck Girard gives Kevin a lesson on when to use different types of fasteners... read more

Shop Math: How to Find the Center of a Circle
Shop Math: How to Find the Center of a Circle
Dec 22, 2010
Kevin explains how to find the center of a circle using "shop math."... read more

Using a Drill Press Like a Mill to Countersink a Screw
Using a Drill Press Like a Mill to Countersink a Screw
Dec 09, 2010
Sculptor Chuck Girard shows Kevin ho... read more

Cutting a Circle for a Metal Sculpture With Oxygen Acetylene
Cutting a Circle for a Metal Sculpture With Oxygen Acetylene
Dec 03, 2010
To cut a 1" thick steel base for a sculpture, Kevin adapts a plasma cutter cutting tool for his oxyg... read more

How to Make Welding Rod
How to Make Welding Rod
Oct 21, 2010
While working on a weathering steel (Cor-ten) piece, Kevin decided, rather than buying welding rod f... read more

How to Raise the Sound Sculpture Nucleus
How to Raise the Sound Sculpture Nucleus
Sep 22, 2010
After working on the sound sculpture Nucleus on its side, Kevin is ready to raise the 9-foot-tall me... read more

Grinding Metal: How to Select the Right Tool for the Job
Grinding Metal: How to Select the Right Tool for the Job
Aug 11, 2010
Kevin has an arsenal of tools for grinding. He shares his favorites, including power and pneumatic t... read more

How to Refine the Shape of  a Contemporary Art Sculpture
How to Refine the Shape of a Contemporary Art Sculpture
Aug 03, 2010
Kevin is refining the shape of his sculptural Klein bottle. Shaping the metal sculpture takes some f... read more

Testing the Waters on a Garden Sculpture Fountain
Testing the Waters on a Garden Sculpture Fountain
Jul 16, 2010
The moment of truth arrives. Kevin has been working on a steel fountain for several weeks. Now it's ... read more

Cutting Metal: How to Make Components Uniform in Size and Shape
Cutting Metal: How to Make Components Uniform in Size and Shape
Jun 24, 2010
There are times Kevin wants components to look the same within a composition. That's the case on the... read more

How to Make a 1-Sided 3-D Metal Art Sculpture
How to Make a 1-Sided 3-D Metal Art Sculpture
Jun 16, 2010
Using a ring roller on his slip roll, artist Kevin Caron creates a three-dimensional piece with one ... read more

Working With Metal: How to Use a Laser Level
Working With Metal: How to Use a Laser Level
Jun 09, 2010
When he needed to cut off all the bells on the recent commission Arabesque at the same level, artist... read more

Working With Metal: How to Make it Level
Working With Metal: How to Make it Level
Jun 03, 2010
Kevin is ready to hang the bells on his sound sculpture Arabesque, but he needs to make sure the bel... read more

Working With Metal: The Right Way to Grind
Working With Metal: The Right Way to Grind
May 26, 2010
After doing a lot of grinding, Kevin realized there's a way to grind that keeps his edges sharp. He... read more

How to Create Metal Art: Shaping a Sculpture
How to Create Metal Art: Shaping a Sculpture
May 12, 2010
Kevin shapes a sound sculpture by determining the arcs of the sculpture's three arms. He explains ho... read more

How to Pick Up Steel
How to Pick Up Steel
May 04, 2010
In preparation for a new commission, Kevin visits his favorite steel yard, which sells both recycled... read more

How to Apply a Rust Patina to Metal Sculpture
How to Apply a Rust Patina to Metal Sculpture
Mar 19, 2010
Kevin turns the ... camera ... on his "lovely assistant," Mary, as she applies "magic rust sauce" to... read more

How to Add Texture to a Metal Sculpture With a Welder
How to Add Texture to a Metal Sculpture With a Welder
Mar 11, 2010
To give a metal spider a different look, Kevin uses his MIG w... read more

MIG Welding: Fixing Flaws and Porosity in Welded Steel
MIG Welding: Fixing Flaws and Porosity in Welded Steel
Feb 12, 2010
Kevin is fixing low spots and joints on a bell stand. He shares how to deal with porosity and other ... read more

How to Use CAD Software to Design Metal Art
How to Use CAD Software to Design Metal Art
Nov 04, 2009
Kevin shares how he uses CAD software to design art. Alibre design software helps him create more co... read more

Sandblasting a Metal Sculpture
Sandblasting a Metal Sculpture
Oct 05, 2009
Kevin sends out his larger work for sandblasting, but with small jobs will sometimes use his handhel... read more

How to Fix a Wrinkle on a Metal Sculpture
How to Fix a Wrinkle on a Metal Sculpture
Sep 17, 2009
The stand for the bell BobbyPin developed a little wrinkle when Kevin was convincing the two sides t... read more

Cutting Metal Pieces and Welding a Seamless Look on Sculpture
Cutting Metal Pieces and Welding a Seamless Look on Sculpture
Sep 06, 2009
To create solid bases - yes, two of them - for his new bell stand, Kevin cuts and fits pieces using ... read more

How to Use a Slip Roll to Shape a 3-D Metal Sculpture
How to Use a Slip Roll to Shape a 3-D Metal Sculpture
Jul 30, 2009
Sure, people use slip rolls (or slip rollers) all the time to make three-dimensional sculptures, but... read more

How to Coat an Exterior Door with a Linseed Oil Finish
How to Coat an Exterior Door with a Linseed Oil Finish
May 25, 2009
Kevin applies the final finish - a coat of linseed oil and mineral spirits - to a large exterior met... read more

How to Transport a 14-foot Metal Sculpture for Installation
How to Transport a 14-foot Metal Sculpture for Installation
May 07, 2009
How do you get a 600-pound steel tree trunk onto a trailer? Kevin shows and explains how he used a j... read more

Cutting Stainless Steel Donut Feet for a Metal Sculpture
Cutting Stainless Steel Donut Feet for a Metal Sculpture
May 04, 2009
To give a stainless steel sculpture a more stable yet still elegant base, Kevin cuts small "donuts,"... read more

Metal Artist Kevin Caron Shows How to Make Steel Donuts
Metal Artist Kevin Caron Shows How to Make Steel Donuts
Apr 24, 2009
Kevin uses the plasma cutter with circle cutter attachment, grinder and air hammer (air shaper) to m... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Deconstructs a Metal Sculpture toTransport It
Artist Kevin Caron Deconstructs a Metal Sculpture toTransport It
Apr 17, 2009
"I'm melting!" OK, maybe it's not melting, but Kevin is reducing the read more

How to Combine Metal Tubes and Balls for an Outdoor Sculpture
How to Combine Metal Tubes and Balls for an Outdoor Sculpture
Apr 09, 2009
For his latest piece, Kevin is creating "strings" of steel tubing and steel balls. While it sounds s... read more

Metal Artist Kevin Caron Adds Branches to a Steel Tree
Metal Artist Kevin Caron Adds Branches to a Steel Tree
Mar 03, 2009
Kevin continues to work on Hands On, his public art commission for the city of Avondale, Arizona. Wi... read more

How to Bend Steel With an Acetylene Welding Torch
How to Bend Steel With an Acetylene Welding Torch
Feb 19, 2009
Kevin uses a rosebud tip on his acetylene torch to heat up solid 1-inch steel rods so he can shape t... read more

How to Use a Hydraulic Pipe Bender to Make a Metal Sculpture
How to Use a Hydraulic Pipe Bender to Make a Metal Sculpture
Feb 05, 2009
Kevin uses a hydraulic pipe bender to make sections of a metal tree trunk for a public sculpture com... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Begins the Public Art Sculpture Hands On
Artist Kevin Caron Begins the Public Art Sculpture Hands On
Jan 17, 2009
For the public art commission "Hands On" for the city of Avondale, Arizona, Kevin starts with the ba... read more

How to Make a Hollow Piece of Steel Art Appear Solid
How to Make a Hollow Piece of Steel Art Appear Solid
Dec 29, 2008
Part of his sculpture Copernicus are two "slabs" of steel with holes in them. Kevin shows how he mak... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Shows How to Trim a Metal Christmas Tree
Artist Kevin Caron Shows How to Trim a Metal Christmas Tree
Dec 16, 2008
Kevin does his thing for the environment, using a "Union Pacific Pine" made of authentic railroad sp... read more

How to Make a Metal Sculpture out of Railroad Spikes
How to Make a Metal Sculpture out of Railroad Spikes
Nov 24, 2008
Kevin explains how he built a base from found materials, then shows how he welds on the spiky "branc... read more

Adding Finishing Touches to the Kinetic Steel Sculpture Diamante
Adding Finishing Touches to the Kinetic Steel Sculpture Diamante
Nov 18, 2008
With the upper sections of Kevin's large kinetic sculpture Diamante nearly complete, he adds some fi... read more

Unglamorous Side of Being an Artist
Unglamorous Side of Being an Artist
Nov 07, 2008
If you think artists just sit around thinking cool stuff and go to openings, think again. Kevin shar... read more

How to Engineer Two Spinning Components on a Steel Sculpture
How to Engineer Two Spinning Components on a Steel Sculpture
Oct 24, 2008
Kevin's 9-foot-tall steel sculpture Diamante is taking shape. He's roughed together the outer and in... read more

Fitting Angles on the Diamond-shaped Steel Sculpture Diamante
Fitting Angles on the Diamond-shaped Steel Sculpture Diamante
Oct 09, 2008
Kevin takes on another challenge in a sculpture called Diamante, which will have two diamonds, one i... read more

Creating a Metal Clapper for a Sound Sculpture
Creating a Metal Clapper for a Sound Sculpture
Sep 24, 2008
How do you make a dished chime ring? Kevin figures it out ... and shares the answer with you.... read more

How to Make a Metal Ring Using an Oxygen-Acetylene Welding Torch
How to Make a Metal Ring Using an Oxygen-Acetylene Welding Torch
Aug 29, 2008
Kevin transforms a section of a truck coil spring into a metal ring using an oxygen-acetylene torch,... read more

Making a Contemporary Art Sculpture Spin in the Wind
Making a Contemporary Art Sculpture Spin in the Wind
Aug 22, 2008
With most of his finish work complete, Kevin has mounted Loaded, his latest sculpture, on a bearing ... read more

Creating the Contemporary Art Sculpture Loaded
Creating the Contemporary Art Sculpture Loaded
Aug 15, 2008
Odds are, Kevin will have this new sculpture, Loaded, done before too much longer. It's similar to W... read more

How to Make Metal Dishes
How to Make Metal Dishes
Aug 07, 2008
OK, they're more dimples than circles, but Kevin needs to make 21 of them for a project. Watch as he... read more

Artist Kevin Caron Adds Metal Leaves to an Outdoor Sculpture
Artist Kevin Caron Adds Metal Leaves to an Outdoor Sculpture
May 15, 2008
Kevin places leaves on a vine sculpture, telling more about the leaves and the project itself.... read more