A couple weeks ago, I paid a visit to IYRS, a trade and technology school only 27 minutes (as the GPS flies) from where I live. They are located right on historic Thames Street, and I’ve passed IYRS many times in my life wondering what kind of making goes on behind their doors.
My expectations were a little off: I expected a boatbuilding school. And while I did find plenty of boat restoration going on, especially on their main Newport campus, I found a lot more.
That’s just a small sampling of the interesting things I saw on my tour. I’ve got a bunch more photos up in a Flickr set. Check them out for more wood, tools, boats, and composites!
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