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An english wheel is a classic hand-powered shop tool for making two-dimensional curves in sheet metal.  Its used for making aircraft skins, car body parts, suits of armor and other applications where a smooth surface on the sheet is desired, something extremely difficult to achieve with a hammer.  It is also very useful for planishing; smoothing dimpled or bumpy sheet metal after hammering. An english wheel seemed like an excellent tool to build.  I read up on the theory of op...

An english wheel is a classic hand-powered shop tool for making two-dimensional curves in sheet metal. Its used for making aircraft skins, car body parts, suits of armor and other .

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Are you talking about "french curves"? Not the basic plastic "french, ships or also called bulls cock" curves. These you can hand form or press up.