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    I apprenticed as a machine tool fitter and builder nearly thirty years ago before the final death throes of the British machine tool industry. My employer moved to east Europe in 2002 and tbh since then for the most part ive worked as a machinist with the odd bit machine repair but theres not much left where I live
    It had became a obsolete non trade in my part of the country, indeed non of my co workers who are young enough to still be working (or alive!)are no longer involved with engineering
    Despite my attempt at a joke earlier I must thank Richard for raising the profile of our trade and allow me pride to say Im(was)a machine tool fitter and for people (machinists) to see what can be attained with almost basic fitting tools

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    Richard, in another forum I mentioned that I met Paulo at Tuckahoe this past weekend as he was demonstrating his scraping skills you taught him. I intend on starting to volunteer in their shop and I'm hoping to eventually get some lessons from Paulo so he can pass along the great knowledge you gave him.

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    Paulo is one of my finest students ever plus he loves to pass it on for free at the museum and shows. He is one of my designated teachers to pass on what I taught him and what he learned on his own. He is a Hero to me! For years on here and other forums, people made the art of scraping sound so difficult and bamboozled many unsuspecting people. As I said they or the bamboozlers knew a little more then the readers and made it sound impossible to learn. The bamboozlers probably never had a professional teacher show them how so they were guessing and made it sound difficult to learn. I have proven time after time that I can teach someone to scrape in 20 hours and do basic scraping and rebuilding in a 1 week seminar. Or a few month of internet writing as I did for Bruce (Ballen) in his Studer thread that Charles made into a sticky at the top of this forums category. :-) I insist that my students Teach!!

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    What I think could be a really valuable effort - would be if, at each site where Richard teaches, and for a significant span of multiple classes at multiple locations one or two students could take turns as 'volunteer floating videographers' to capture Richard's teachings in realtime, as he gives demonstrations of his own techniques, gives pointers to students on their techniques, and offers reflections on his experience gained along the way, and provide the 'footage' for Richard to then 'sift out' the best bits, to eventually be compiled into a structured cohesive compilation- the compilation would be far from 'tightly produced' in any commercial-video sense but would be extremely content-rich.

    There is so much that comes out "in the doing" "in the give & take" and even "in the in-between" that would be really hard (bordering on impossible) to script for a 'produced video,' or even to write up in a book format, but that could be gradually captured very effectively in this sort of a 'gradual crowdsourcing.' You'd just have to omit some of Richard's jokes from the final product

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    The actual scraping can be learned in the class fairly easy. The measuring and applying the skills is hard.

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