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Peter Tommasini

Address: Factory 9, 21 Burgess Rd, Bayswater, VIC, 3153
Phone number: (03) 9761....
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My passion has always been cars; in particular bodywork. After migrating from Italy in 1970, I completed my apprenticeship in panel beating and panel fabrication. During my panel beating apprenticeship I had an opportunity to learn about panel restoration and to use a wheeling machine but on completing my apprenticeship, I was unable to find a job in that field to further my career. In order to develop my skills I sought out a range of different craftsmen in this field who shared their vast knowledge and experience with me. In the past 28 years the business has evolved into one specialising in the restoration and panel fabrication of all classic, vintage, veteran and prestige cars.

/>I also specialise in selling handtools. Some have been resurrected from designs that have faded away as times have changed. We have chosen the name 'Handbuilt' to represent the 'old school' tools and techniques that were used in the days when men building cars were craftsmen.

Passing on tricks of the trade is important to me and so I have constructed night classes to teach advanced techniques in panel fabrication. Through these classes you will achieve an advanced level of skills such as complicated return shapes, bulbous shapes, oxy welding, panel beating, rust repairs, plenishing and many more. As you become confident and have achieved an appropriate skill level, you can bring in a project of your own or create artistic items such as medieval helmets and ornaments. Classes are held every 1st and last Wednesday night of the month and come in 2 month packages which contains 4 lessons in total. Classes run from 7pm to 10:30pm. Equipment and material, safety goggles, gloves and tea, coffee and snacks are supplied. Each night session will have a maximum of 3 people and if participants buy tools on the night they will receive a discount.

I also conduct Seminars in which I demonstrate the skills I have been using over many years and include metal shrinking - cold and hot, stretching, blocking, plenishing and wheeling and welding of aluminium and steel. This is followed by an in-depth discussion and answering of your questions. Time permitting, there will also be an opportunity for hands-on experience towards the end of the day - material supplied. Seminars are held on the 1st Saturday of every month from 9am to 5pm. Included in the price is a set of DVDs on basic metal shaping skills. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are supplied. (more)


Classic Car Restoration & Panel Fabrication

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Car Restoration | Hand Tools

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