Not sure if many of you have seen this new show. It's
basically a view of different trade schools and following
a student through a project or two. I caught one on
AIM - an industrial college (?) in Arizona and a
guy was painting a Jeep. The one more germaine to
this group was one I saw on Sunday. It had to do with
a young man who had left banking to follow his dream
of becoming a furniture maker. He was going to Red Rocks
College (Sedona, Texas??). Anyways the show followed him
as he made his first joints - mortise/tenon. All without
a ruler or any other measure then his eyes and hands.
His instructor tells him - "your eyes are more accurate
then any ruler". His next project (final?) is making
a chair - quite tricky as to the joinery, then finally
a European style workbench.
Sounds like a great school and I noticed that the other
students where a "bit long in the tooth" (like me!).
Catch it you can!