Sheet metal is a common and widely used material, which can be easily worked using hand tools or simple machinery. There are lots of opportunities for designing, making and using sheet metal parts to produce elegant, effective and low cost solutions for new items, repairs and modifications to existing components. This new guide takes a practical approach to the manufacture of sheet metal parts, and explains how you can make full use of hand tools and machines to produce ambitious work of a high standard. Topics covered include the use of specialist tools such as snips, nibblers, folders, the jenny, the flypress, punches and dies; and techniques for manufacturing a wide range of sheet metal parts, including marking out, cutting, bending, joining and finishing. There are practical projects to illustrate the use of techniques and tools. Fully illustrated with 337 colour illustrations and 109 CAD diagrams.