Fay Butler Fab/Metal Shaping

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ASM Materials Experience - May 21, 2015
Boston University –Plastic Deformation Module.  Fay Butler, David Shade, Johnny Musladin, Schaeffer Sondey

ASM Materials Experience - May 11, 2015
Worcester (MA) Polytechnic Institue
(Keynote speaker – Fay Butler)

ASM Materials Camp - May 19, 2014
Boston University – Plastic Deformation Module.  Fay Butler, Jeff Ryder, Brian Hollenbeck, Ernie Prete, Schaeffer Sondey

ASM Materials Experience - May 12, 2014
Worcester (MA) Polytechnic Institute
(Keynote speakers – Brian Hollenbeck, Jeff Ryder, Fay Butler)

March 30, 2014: Autoneers Banquet
Speech on evolution of the automobile through 1900, the Gordon Bennett races from 1901-1904, Massachusetts.

Gathering of the Faithful 2013, hot rod event demonstration with Norm Ayers' assistance
14th Annual New England Speed Meeting

 


Brian Hollenbeck, Jeff Ryder, Fay Butler - ASM 5-2014

ASM Materials Camp May 19, 2014

Gathering of the Faithful 2013
 
Seminar: The science of materials for the novice, Assabet Vocational Technical HS, Marlboro, MA
2012; Click here for details and sign up form.  Course Outline

      356 Porsche Club field trip to the Shop, August 15, 2012

Listen to Fay on The Classic Car Show (web radio)  recorded Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fay Butler - Best Metal at Autorama 2012 went to Larry Walker of Sinister Hot Rods, Lewisburg, OH.

Monday, May 14, 2012 at Boston University
2012 ASM Materials Camp
with Fay, Jon Miller, Mike Walsh, Brian Hollenbeck, and Jonas Noble
Assisted students in making a bowl using a standard carpenter's claw hammer.

May 16, 2012 from 6-8 pm
Gilbertville Public Library, Gilbertville, MA

with Fay, Jon Miller, Mike Walsh, and Jonas Noble
Talk/PowerPoint Presentation: History of the Automobile
The evolution of the auto from the 1886 pattern until 1910 when America emerged as the premiere auto manufacturer

Fay was the chief judge at the 2011 and 2012 Newport Concours d'Elegance. As many of you know, May in historic Newport, Rhode Island, is the traditional time and place to start the “American Summer Experience.”  America’s tradition of automotive concours d’elegance first began in Newport with the Motor Car Festival of 1899.

Newport Concours
Fay spoke at the Sixth Annual ASM Materials Camp New England at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA on May 9, 2011. The event is for high school students and is sponsored by New England chapters of ASM International.
Best Metal at Autorama 2011 went to Drew Strunk, Dropped Axle Productions from Dayton, Ohio.
Scheduled for the weekend of March 25-27, 2011, Fay will be putting on a seminar for the public at Wyotech in Laramie, Wyoming. It will include hands-on time and the subject will include the history of the development of the automobile at the turn of the century and leading up to and including Coach Building in the 1930's. Interested individuals can contact Fay or Gary Puls, gpuls@wyotechstaff.edu  (307) 760-1052. Click here for more details. A shaping buck will be available for shaping the rear body sections for a 1932 Ford Roadster as part of the hands-on time.

On December 8, 2011 nine students from the senior class at Old Colony Vocational Technical High School from Rochester, MA visited Fay's shop. Fay discussed metals, compound curves and design. He covered how to draw an automobile with key proportions of design. Fay made a motorcycle fender, turning an edge and installing a bead. The last hour Fay allowed all students to shape metal using the air hammer, Pullmax, hand shrinker and wheeling machine. Each student made a section of a motorcycle gas tank. Kristoffer Garcia is their high school welding instructor that was with them and arranged the trip. Mike Walsh assisted Fay during the program.
Autorama Best Metal Fay was at Autorama at COBO Hall in Detroit, Michigan, February 26-28, 2010.  He presented his trophy the “Fay Butler Best Metal Award” on Saturday evening Feb. 27.  Friday morning, Feb. 26  he gave an educational speech for students at Autorama.

Fay was the "guest artist" at The Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA on December 9, 2009. To a full house he discussed and displayed his metalwork sculptures which though often function as automotive body parts were presented in terms of metal shaped as works of art. Antique auto fenders were described as art deco forms of overlapping concentric circles. Fay spoke passionately about the need of aspiring metalworkers to acquire the kinesthetic vocabulary of shaping metal that can only be learned through the process itself. Read more ...

Fay was the guest speaker at the Assabet Technical Vocational High School graduation on June 5, 2009.

Fay Butler’s Principles of Metal Shaping was his topic when he spoke at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 3/17/09

 

March 6-8, 2009 Fay was at Autorama in Detroit, MI to present the "Fay Butler Best Metal Award" in the Extreme Car Group.


Keefe Technical School field trip On January 22, 2009 Jim Carrey, Instructor brought 7 high school students from Keefe Technical School to Fay's shop as part of a welding course. The students listened to technical talk and then made a motorcycle fender with a detailed edge that they took with them.

Old Country Regional Voc On October 30, 2008 eight students from the senior class at Old Country Regional Vocational School visited Fay's shop. Fay discussed metals, compound curves, elements of design, and they made a fender. The last hour Fay allowed all students to shape metal using the air hammer, pullmax and wheeling machine. Click here for more photos.

Fay was at the Antique Automobile Club of America Fall Meet 2008 in Hershey, PA, Oct. 8-11

Assisting Fay at the booth were several young metal shapers that are and have participated in the apprentice program.


Wyotech speech

Fay's Wyotech Orientation Speech
On March 28, 2008 Fay Butler was the guest speaker at the Laramie WY, Wyotech College, students and parents orientation. He spoke about what the path of a craftsman is and how the Wyotech experience can be a good start on that journey if one is serious and works hard. Fay introduced three of his past apprentices that were with him, Pat Woods from Chicago, Randy Carlson from North Dakota, and Josh Bulloch from Utah. They had aided in a seminar he had put on for the Wyotech instructors earlier in the week. Josh is a past Wyotech graduate from 2003, now in business for himself as a metal shaper continuing his journey started at Wyotech. Josh is proof that with hard work and dedication, one can realize their dreams. Fay ended by extending an invitation to all Wyotech students to contact him for advice in the future to help with their journey.


Fay attended the Auto Week Design Forum, part of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2008. Jesse James, owner of West Coast Choppers, was a featured speaker. See more about Jesse's work with Fay here. Jessie James and Fay

May 23, 2008 students and their instructors from Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Marlborough, MA visited Fay's shop as a day field trip. Fay and Jonas discussed what metals are from the inside, what compound curves are, and elements of automotive design. They then gave a demonstration of making a motorcycle fender with a turned edge and bead. Followed by some hands on time for the students using air planishing hammers, wheeling machines, and shrinking on a pullmax. This allowed the ideas laid out to be put to actual test. Click here for more photos.

May 14, 2008 12 students and their instructors from Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, MA visited Fay's shop as a day field trip. Fay and Jonas discussed what metals are from the inside, what compound curves are, and elements of automotive design. They then gave a demonstration of making a motorcycle fender with a turned edge and bead. Followed by some hands on time for the students using air planishing hammers, wheeling machines, and shrinking on a pullmax. This allowed the ideas laid out to be put to actual test.Click here for more photos. Blackstone Valley

At the end of May 2007 students from the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School visited Fay's shop. The freshmen class experienced how to shape metal, weld metal, and  learn about science in metals. Fay shared his knowledge, skill, and passion for metal shaping with the students by hand forming a motorcycle gas tank and a motorcycle fender with the kids. Click here for more photos.

Memorial Day Weekend, 2007 Fay Butler gave a talk about the design and evolution of Boattail Speedsters at the Newport Concours d'Elegance in Newport, RI. (Saturday, May 26, 2007) On display was a complete wood-framed inner structure of a 1931-1933 Auburn Bottail Speedster.

Read Fay's article for the 2006 Newport Concours d'Elegance titled Design Excellence and Craftsmanship: How to look at an Automobile.


Fay can be found at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Hershey, PA region’s Antique Car show each fall.

 

March 9-10, 2007 Fay was at Autorama in Detroit, MI. He presented the "Fay Butler Best Metal Award" in the Extreme Car Group to Jason Grimes of Grimes Garage, Louisville, KY.


March 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Look for Fay on a TV program called "Cruisin Delmarva," which will be seen on Fox 21 in the Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia region.


There will be an interview between the host, Deborah Nails and Fay Butler while Fay was putting on a three-day seminar at Wayne Patton's shop in Rhodsdale, MD. Included in the program will be Fay making a motorcycle gas tank with a claw hammer, and also making a compound curve automobile dash on the power hammer.  There will also be shots of the participants working during the hands on time of the seminar.


Fay speaking with Deborah Nails, host of Cruisin Delmarva.


March 23-25 Fay will be putting a three-day program on at Bryce's Street Rods, 829 Hwy 52, Erie, Colorado, 80516. Contact Bryce Wollbrink for availablity at (303) 828-5108 or BryceWollbrink@aol.com Full payment is required in advance to hold your spot. Click here for all the details.

If you attended a seminar and did not receive a poster, send us your name and address and we will send you a poster.

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