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How a white lie turned a chemist into a wooden boat restorer and long distance Beetle Cat sailor - the amazing adventures of Athena Aicher ' 17
Kim Norton-O'Brien

Athena Aicher is a 2017 IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration graduate. Her story will make you want to drop everything, restore a Beetle Cat, and embark on life of sailing adventure. Athena originally shared her story at the Catboat Association's annual meeting in January 2020. Enjoy!

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THE THRILLS OF 3D PRINTING
Abby Shenker, Digital Modeling & Fabrication Student Ambassador

Is 3D printing still exciting?

As the technology continues to improve, it becomes more precise and more affordable. More professional engineers and designers incorporate 3D printers into their businesses, but overall public fascination with 3D printing has flattened. 

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Knolling along...
Tony Peters, Boatbuilding & Restoration Student Ambassador

Organizing my tools  was for a time quite an obsession. It started when our 1st year instructors, Joel and Hans, introduced the Anarchist Tool Chest, both the book and the pine tool chest we were required to construct as part of our joinery project. I, of course, jumped in the deep-end and built a huge toolbox that I was sure would store all the tools I could ever dream of needing. Because let’s face it you can’t have too many tools (can you?)

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