R. John Lye wrote:
> At 06:24 PM 8/15/00 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >P.S. Enroll in the program, there is no substitute for direct training from
> >an expert. That's why we have teachers and professors...
> I wish I could - the local technical school no longer teaches welding...
> R. John Lye
They still teach welding at my local community college. I'm going two
nights a week and it's great. The class is a mixed group taking a
of welding classes. And a great group of students. An architect, an
apprentices from a variety of trades, a retiree, and me!
As part of a class you get access to a wide variety of tools. Shears,
saws, punches, etc. It looks like the tuition is worth it in access to
machinery alone. On Wednesday, we had a demonstration of the plasma
Since we can work on our own projects, the artist immediately made about
12 x 18 inch panels with a freehand design to create a piece of garden
Needless to say I'm pretty pleased with the program.