My pal Ross Connard is a Junior at the Pratt Institute and has a student job as a technician in the school’s Fine Arts Metal Shop. The shop has a cool tradition of students building their own equipment and leaving it behind for subsequent generations of students to use. Shown above is a custom stencil Ross made to mark the positions of fire extinguishers on the concrete shop floors. Below is a custom tool rack he designed and fabricated from bulk steel and plywood. I can only imagine how great it must be to work in a space where every piece of equipment was built with love and respect by users like myself.
Student-made equipment in the Pratt metal shop