A big problem with DIY is that many people don’t have the tools at home to complete a project. In this video, Tim will be using just some basic metal fabrication tools to create a custom floating organizer for his garage.
Metal fabrication is a value-adding process that involves bending, cutting, and joining metal into useful structures.
As Tim demonstrates, there’s a lot one can accomplish with just an angle grinder, stick welder, and some essential garage tools. Typically, the cutting in metal fabrication is done by either shearing, sawing, or chiseling raw metal. There are both manual and powered ways to accomplish these: for example, hacksaw blades vs. angle grinders.
In many metal fabrication shops, bending is commonly done by press brakes. Other widely used tools include tube benders or the ever-useful hammer.
Joining/assembling metal can be accomplished by welding, riveting, adhesive application, threaded fasteners, or crimped seams.
The main types of metal used in metal fabrication are sheet metal and structural steel. As daunting as metal DIY seems, it’s actually easy to get started with a few basic and inexpensive tools.