Metal spinning is the centuries-old art of shaping sheet metal disks into contoured forms. Similar to a potter forming clay on a wheel, the spinner rotates a metal disk on a lathe and, applying pressure, shapes it into a new form. The results can be used in an infinite number of products, from aerospace parts to beautiful works of fine art. Since the creation of mass-produced metal products, metal spinning has become a vanishing craft. With this innovative DVD series, artisan Terry Tynan keeps this age-old technique alive and imparts over twenty years of professional experience to hobbyists and craftsmen of all levels. Now you have learned the fundamentals of metal spinning with disc one you are ready for the second Double disc set in the series. Concentrating on more advanced tooling & techniques.
Elvis Costello’s idea for the original series of concerts was a clever and entertaining one. A giant spinning wheel with song titles on it would determine each night’s set-list. A member of the audience is chosen to spin the wheel each time, guaranteeing a different mix of songs each night. Revived for shows across America last year, the concept still has a magic and unique charm. The Return of the Spectacular Spinning Songbook was recorded over a 2-night stand at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles in May 2011 on a tour that received critical acclaim across the States.
Starring Tom & Pat Hooper of ASL Pewter, internationally renowned Pewter Smiths and Artists as hosts and instructors. Tom & Pat demonstrate the time honored art of metal spinning & casting in the tradition of pewter smiths from the 1700's