All our tanks are handmade using time honoured techniques – All separate components are hand formed from 1.5mm thick sheet aluminium (2mm in the case of oiltanks), then rolled into shape on the English wheel before being Oxy acetylene welded as the original alloy tanks were. Then its back on the wheel for many more hours rolling until the tank takes shape, then its ground and linished and finally painstakingly polished to give a mirror finish.
Because the tanks are hand made it means that no two tanks we make are actually the same, making each and every TAB tank unique.
The 1.5mm aluminium sheet is initially hand formed.
The English wheel
The individual panels are rolled into shape using the traditional English wheel.
Oxy acetylene welding
The panels are then welded together using oxygen acetylene.
More rolling on the English wheel
Once welded, the tanks are rolled once again using the English wheel. This is highly skilled work and can take many hours for each tank.
Dirty work for a clean finish
The tanks are ground and linished, then undergo several polishes in the polishing room. This is noisy, dirty and exhausting work, but it is vital for the stunning mirror finish.
The finished product
After many hours of painstaking work, the finished product is a unique piece of work.