Meet David Lyell Online Content Director
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Growing up I thought everyone had a Bridgeport in their garage - or at least had access to a vertical mill at their dad's shop across town.Little did I know at the time that growing up in a machine shop wasn't necessarily normal.
My father instilled in me at a young age a belief that there's nothing that can't be fixed - even if you threw away the manual the second you opened the box.His can-do spirit and charming negligence for reading the instructions has served me well, but over the years I've had wonderful opportunities to receive formal education in the mechanical arts.
Back when I was in high school, my school district offered a pathway for students who thought they were headed down the road of engineering - I enrolled in a next-generation vocational school called the Pre-engineering Academy.
It was there that I started to finally read the manuals for all of the machines and trades that I had learned through experience at the family machine shop.We had courses in CAD, metal machining, polymers and electronics.
This new information was put to use immediately - by this point I'd been fabricating frames, wiring machines, welding and...