About DIY Metal Fabrication

My name is Paul and I created DIYMetalFabrication.com to bring Tips, Tricks, and Tools to the home fabricator. Please leave your comments, ideas, and suggestions or if you have further questions, feel free to contact me directly. I hope you enjoy the site and most of all learn something.

  • “If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” -George Bernard Shaw

About the owner


Hi, my name is Paul and I’m an addict. It all started when I was a little kid that could sit for hours building things out of Lego’s only to take them apart again and build something else. As I grew up and discovered computers and turned my attention to building them instead. Bigger hard drives, faster video cards, loud fans, and flashy lights were all the rage. Upon turning 16, I got my license and my first vehicle a 4×4 S-10 Blazer. This was the point where I started fabricating projects out of metal. It all started out simple, then went downhill from there.

I owe many of my fabrication techniques and ideas to the contributors on www.Pirate4x4.com, where I have been a member since 2004. I have been documenting many of my projects on the forum to try to give back to the community that has given me so much. The level of talent by some of the professionals on Pirate4x4 is impressive to say the least. I am never short of amazed on the level of quality on some of the projects. The problem that I ran into though is I have been doing a lot of projects lately that are not 4×4 related.

I am to the point where I have created and documented enough of my projects over the years that I now have a significant collection to share. Therefore, I introduce you to the new www.DIYMetalFabrication.com , a central place for home fabricators to collect, share, and talk about projects.

Fabrication in the Bing dictionary is defined as “[The] act of making something: the construction of something, or something that has been constructed or made”. In addition to fabrication projects and ideas, you will also see my ideas on the fabrication process itself and the tools of the trade. Deep down inside my soul, I just really like to build stuff, no matter what it is.

The whole point of this site to share ideas. I hope that you are able to use it to learn and get new ideas. As always, I appreciate constructive criticism and would love to hear your comments also.

Hope you enjoy and most of all learn something from this site.

All the best,
Paul Buckmaster

DIY Metal Fabrication