We currently offer eight jaw assemblies for the HDAS-4 and TM HULK shrinker-stretchers (see drawings at right for examples of available styles). Please contact us for detailed information and pricing. Standard jaws start at approximately $1,375. (Complex jaws assemblies are signifi cantly higher in price.) Jaw surfaces are stippled for best traction on the metal. The stipple fi nish can be ordered in very fine (00), fine (0), medium (1), medium coarse (2), and coarse (3), depending on the thickness and hardness of the metals you are shrinking or stretching. When placing an order with us for jaw assemblies, you will need to specify the coarseness or fineness you need on your jaw surfaces. (Although we have some jaws in stock, nearly all jaws are “made-to-order,” so please allow approximately 4 weeks for your new jaws to be made.)

 
 
 
 


Tips from the Tinman

brazing aluminum video

Brazing Aluminum

Kent White demonstrates brazing aluminum while repairing a damaged aircraft wheel pant

Workshop News


Workshops – 24 Years, 1995-2019!

We started in 1995 when we were invited by Delta Airlines in Atlanta, GA to do a 3-Day training for their best craftsmen. Delta brought in their top instructors and mechanics from all over the US to attend this training; making 747 cargo door skins. More...

Celebrate Craftsmanship!!

Our 20th Anniversary

25 YEARS of Supporting the Craftsman

Enjoy some of Kent's favorite photos from our first 25 years, including some wild restoration and repair jobs. Read More

 
We came upon this cloud formation in the sky above Lake Berryessa. We were very lucky to get the rainbow angle from the sun. More...

Step-by-Step

Making Curved Flashings

Making A Copper Finial

Kent covers the basic steps involved in creating this finial, a “vaastu” element of harmonious construction. See More