May 22, 2006

Artisan A - Introduction to Hand & Machine Tools this week included students from Germany, Alberta and British Columbia From left are Gary, Owen, Marlene, Geoff and Jim.

In addition to thirty years experience as a independent Craftsman Gary has a terrific sense of humor which he brings to the table when he teaches. We are very fortunate to have Gary as our relief teacher at the school.

Robert joined the class for a half day and shared with the class the tuning and use of hand planes. Owen and Jim taking part in our six week Artisan Program. Artisan Program students enjoy the benefit of evening and Saturday hours at the school.

Jim from Germany is shown the art of shaving ones forearm with a razor sharp iron. In Artisan A, students are introduced to Hand and Machine tools and are encouraged to develop a sensible balance between them.