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That was very similar to my curriculum Ken, but I never took a machine shop class--if it was available, I wish I had.  I always took wood shop when available, along with classes in electronics, drafting, and even printing--using some kind of antiquated, old-school Guttenburg-type thing.  It was automated and big (compared to a middle-schooler), and you placed one sheet of paper in at a time.   You had to be reasonably coordinated with a natural rhythm as you could easily smash your hand or forearm swapping printed and plain sheets of paper in and out.  I remember if we ever acted up, the teacher's detention trappings included sorting type for the length of the period.  Probably explains my nearsightedness, and perhaps lead poisoning.  Good memories there...

I did recently tour the machine shop at Strasburg RR while the 611 was there.  Really cool. Lots of vintage machine tools are utilized.

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