Meet Creative Metalworker Ron Covell
"Once you learn to cut metal, and weld pieces together, you'll enter a new galaxy of possibilities!" - Ron Covell
Ron Covell, owner of Covell Creative Metalworking in Freedom, Calif., travels the country and abroad hosting metalworking workshops and welding classes - more than 450 to date. Wildly popular, Covell estimates more than 4,000 have attended his workshops thus far. He also markets a line of 27 metalworking tools and videos he produces and sells.
Highly respected in the street rod industry, Covell has had projects featured in a number of magazines. Covell built a car from the ground up that won the coveted 'America's Most Beautiful Roadster' award at the Grand National Roadster Show (The California Star), and has done major work on several other cars to win that award.
His column, "Professor Hammer's Metalworking Tips" has run in Street Rodder Magazine since 1995, and in 2000, a second "Professor Hammer" series, was launched in Classic Trucks Magazine. Ron has written technical articles for a variety of publications since the 1980's including but not limited to Street Rodder Magazine, Classic Trucks, Super Rod, Metalcrafter's News, Sport Aviation, and Hot Bike magazines.
Covell has used Miller welding and cutting equipment throughout his 45-year metalworking career.
Miller Products used include:
- Millermatic® 212 Auto-Set™ MIG welder
- Millermatic® 180 Auto-Set™ MIG welder
- Millermatic® Passport® Plus MIG welder
- Diversion™ 180 TIG welder
- Dynasty® 350 TIG welder
- Dynasty® 200 DX TIG welder
- Spoolmate™ 100 Series Spool gun
- Spoolmate™ 3035 Series Spool gun
- Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™ Plasma cutter
- Arc Armor® Welding Protection