Ho Wing-sun, 74, outside his Fu Li Metal shop in Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, which has barely changed since his father opened it before the second world war. Photo: Olivia Chan

The Hong Kong artisans who can bash sheet metal into anything, and how they survive in the machine age

Buckets, letterboxes, pots and pans, a food stall – there’s nothing these men can’t fashion out of galvanised iron using a hammer, cutters, a bending machine and their bare hands. It’s a dying art some are trying to pass on

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Ho Wing-sun, 74, outside his Fu Li Metal shop in Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, which has barely changed since his father opened it before the second world war. Photo: Olivia Chan
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