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Tools for the Studio

A question from a longtime YouTube subscriber prompted Kevin to think about what tools he started out with as well as what he acquired, why and when.

This series takes you along as he recalls what tools were invaluable as he built out his sculpture studio.

Enjoy these videos about building a metal-working studio ....

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 Use 'Third Hand' Tools
How to Use 'Third Hand' Tools
Oct 19, 2016
Like many other creators, artist Kevin usually works - and welds - alone. That made the tools in a c... read more

How to Organize Your Shop Cutting Area for Ease & Efficiency
How to Organize Your Shop Cutting Area for Ease & Efficiency
Jan 05, 2016
Kevin is getting ready to start a sound sculpture and needs to cut some stock, which makes it a grea... read more

The Story Behind My Magic Lift Table
The Story Behind My Magic Lift Table
Nov 12, 2014
One of his viewers asked whether the holes in Caron's work table were for a clamping system of some ... read more

What You Need for Your Fabrication or Welding Shop
What You Need for Your Fabrication or Welding Shop
Oct 16, 2013
Kevin runs through the must-have items for your own shop or art studio:

1) A METAL WORK TABLE. A ... read more

Tools for the Studio, Part 5
Tools for the Studio, Part 5
Nov 02, 2011
Kevin continues to share how he built his collection of tools, explaining why he added a slip roll, ... read more

Tools for the Studio, Part 4
Tools for the Studio, Part 4
Oct 26, 2011
Kevin tells how he purchased tools for his studio, including the purchase of a coal-burning forge an... read more

Tools for the Studio, Part 3
Tools for the Studio, Part 3
Oct 05, 2011
Kevin started his studio with just a few tools. In this video, he explains why he bought his plasma ... read more

Tools for the Studio, Part 2
Tools for the Studio, Part 2
Sep 28, 2011
Kevin started his studio with just a few tools. In this video, he explains why he replaced his arc w... read more

Tools for the Studio, Part 1
Tools for the Studio, Part 1
Sep 21, 2011
In response to a YouTube question, Kevin shows the arc and oxygen-acetylene welders he had when he g... read more

Choosing a Welder: MIG, TIG, Arc or Oxygen-Acetylene?
Choosing a Welder: MIG, TIG, Arc or Oxygen-Acetylene?
Aug 17, 2011
Kevin explains how he decides which welder to use: his MIG welder, TIG welder, arc welder or oxygen-... read more

Machining Tools: Using a Collet in a Mill
Machining Tools: Using a Collet in a Mill
May 25, 2011
Kevin explains why collets work better than chucks in a mill and shows how to use them.... read more

Picking a Chuck for Your Metal Lathe
Picking a Chuck for Your Metal Lathe
May 18, 2011
While making an aluminum goblet on his metal lathe, Kevin decides which of two chucks to use. He cha... read more

Plasma Cutter Tip Tricks
Plasma Cutter Tip Tricks
Apr 19, 2011
Kevin often uses a plasma cutter. Using a fresh cutting tip helps him make clean, precise cuts. Kevi... read more

Plasma Cutting Technique
Plasma Cutting Technique
Apr 13, 2011
Cutting metal is easy with a plasma cutter. Kevin shows his plasma cutter and how it works. ... read more

How to Use a Metal Lathe
How to Use a Metal Lathe
Apr 06, 2011
Kevin changes the carbide-tipped cutter on his metal lathe so he can work on an aluminum bowl.... 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

A Mill and a Lathe: New Challenges in an Artist's Studio
A Mill and a Lathe: New Challenges in an Artist's Studio
Mar 14, 2011
Kevin adds two new tools to his studio. The mill and lathe may affect the scale and focus of his wor... read more

Shop Math: Measuring With Calipers
Shop Math: Measuring With Calipers
Jan 19, 2011
Machinist and sculptor Chuck Girard shows Kevin how to make easy measurements using calipers, keepin... read more

Metal Cutting Tools: Using a Beverly Shear
Metal Cutting Tools: Using a Beverly Shear
Dec 30, 2010
To cut sheet metal in a clean curve, sculptor Kevin Caron uses a throatless Beverly shear, a classic... read more

Tools for Shaping Metal
Tools for Shaping Metal
Dec 16, 2010
In addition to welding, Kevin uses tools for shaping metal, including a variety of hammers, an anvil... read more

MIG Welding Technique
MIG Welding Technique
Nov 14, 2010
A complement to "TIG Welding Technique," this video gives an overview of MIG welding. Kevin gives a... read more

How to Bend  Metal Using Oxygen Acetylene
How to Bend Metal Using Oxygen Acetylene
Sep 16, 2010
Kevin doesn't use his oxygen-acetylene unit for welding as much as for bending metal. This welding e... read more

Metal Cutting: How to Use Oxygen Acetylene
Metal Cutting: How to Use Oxygen Acetylene
Sep 08, 2010
Kevin usually uses his plasma cutter for cutting metal, but sometimes the oxygen-acetylene torch is ... read more

Metal Cutting Tools: Plasma vs. Oxygen Acetylene
Metal Cutting Tools: Plasma vs. Oxygen Acetylene
Aug 31, 2010
Kevin compares two more metal cutting tools: the plasma cutting torch and the oxygen acetylene cutti... read more

Cutting Metal: How to Select the Right Tool for the Job
Cutting Metal: How to Select the Right Tool for the Job
Aug 25, 2010
Kevin shares his thought process on choosing cutting tools - air tools and pneumatic tools includin... 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

TIG Welding: How to Feed the Wire
TIG Welding: How to Feed the Wire
Jul 27, 2010
How do you feed the wire when using a TIG welder? Kevin shares a couple of techniques for TIG weldin... read more

Metal Cutter: Plasma vs. the Nibbler
Metal Cutter: Plasma vs. the Nibbler
Apr 23, 2010
Kevin explains the differences between, advantages and disadvantages of a plasma cutter compared wit... read more

Metal Artist Kevin Caron Gives a Tour of his Studio
Metal Artist Kevin Caron Gives a Tour of his Studio
Feb 19, 2010
Kevin gives a tour of his studio before the arrival of a group from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemp... read more

TIG Welding Technique
TIG Welding Technique
Apr 02, 2009
TIG welding offers a lot of advantages over MIG welding, arc and oxygen-acetylene welding. Kevin sho... 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

Metal Art Sculptor Kevin Caron Compares Arc, MIG and TIG Welders
Metal Art Sculptor Kevin Caron Compares Arc, MIG and TIG Welders
Jan 23, 2009
Kevin compares arc welders, MIG welders and TIG welders, explaining how they work and their respecti... read more

Inside a Cool Tool, the Plasma Cutter
Inside a Cool Tool, the Plasma Cutter
Dec 08, 2008
While performing a "cablectomy" on his plasma cutter, Kevin shows the inside of the machine - and ju... read more