Tips from Old Millrat - James D. Thompson


 
     

I joined the Millwright's Apprenticeship Program after three years of service in the army. Kaiser Steel had just started a huge expansion program in 1956 and I went to work there as an apprentice. I was thoroughly trained in welding, burning, layout, machine work, basic blacksmithing, rigging and more. I started taking courses at night at the local junior college in drafting, engineering, and math and received my degree in Math.

I began woodwork in the early 70's and got addicted to old tools. Of course a lot of my millwright stuff is old tools now. During my working years, I never hesitated to buy any tool I needed. I make a lot of tools that I use in my woodworking.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with others.

 

Email: James D. Thompson

 

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