Since I had 6 years in the Navy as an ET (primarily vacuum tube schooling) I had fun in the labs while getting my engineering degree with the other students. I would be in and out in 10 minutes while they spent the three hours trying to figure out how to turn the test equipment on. I helped where I could, but they needed to find out for themselves how things worked.
I have lost many a meter due to idiots (bless their hearts) doing idiot things. But I know it is really my fault for not taking the time to check them out and train them properly. Still...
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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