English Wheel

English Wheel:
Richard Mullin and his father re-engineered an Oliver (ca. 1940s) English Wheel many years ago. Its purpose, as with all wheeling machines, is to create curves from flat pieces of metal (aluminum or steel). The process allows shape to be created by stretching the metal in a uniformed considered fashion. This is a fundamental tool used to create 3-dimensional shape of any panel being constructed. Effective and proper use of the English Wheel requires great skill, patience and expertise, and Richard Mullin has used this wheel to create innumerable bodies over the years.