Tuesday, October 30, 2012


We're going to go through a few system upgrades in the coming few weeks. Hopefully, we will be able to change the website and our email servers.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Almost over ....

Its been a long week. Everyone has been allocated their own projects to complete. 

The essentials of steel sawing ..

More flat filing ..

Brad's bench

Making it straight ..

Go Sheffield !

All students keep their completed work in these little blue boxes.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday ...

Its monday. More pictures. Here is a small block of brass which students had to try and make flat on this small surface as a start.

Morning mondays.

Joseph starts on his first tool.

Kevin flat filing.

Brad doing some nifty needle filing.

Charles flat filing.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The first filings ...

Its their first day of micromechanics.

Kevin working at it slowly.

Its a rather warm day and Joseph works on intently.

As a soft start, they cut brass corners and try to fit them onto their bench vices.

UN was very generous to give the students a welcome gift.

Charles fits his brass corners into his bench vice.

Brad's bench

Henrik preparing some material for the next lesson.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A welcome from Ulysse Nardin ..

Ulysse Nardin has kindly sponsored a moleskin notebook and a UN pen for the new students as a welcome gift. Awesome ...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Class of 2012

Our class of 2012 Fullskill Training Programme.

Left to right :

Mr Robert Michelsen ( Assistant Teacher )
Mr Charles Birchall ( Canada )
Mr Joseph Bentley ( England )
Mr Bradley Taylor ( Canada )
Mr Kevin Chen ( Canada )
Mr Henrik Korpela ( Director/ Principal )

Day ONE : Fullskill 2012 Trainees - Part 3

After the ice-breakers, it was an inventory check. 

Henrik explaining the need for certain tools.

They get their own personal spaces in the workshop.

A degussit stone set.

Robert trying to look important.

Brad arranging his student file.

Our little innovation. Clip on loupe on safety glasses.

Charles labelling as much as he can.

Even the benzene jars.

Day ONE : Fullskill 2012 Trainees - Part 2

9.30am. Batch of 2012 Fullskill Training students are shown into workshop 1.

They sit down on their benches for the first time as official trainees.

All 4 boys and Robert in the background.

Henrik gives the welcoming speech.

Brad is from Toronto, Canada.

Charles is also from Toronto, Canada

Kevin is from Vancouver, Canada

Robert is awaiting his turn to give his speech

Once the speeches are given, they are ushered to the sofas.

Henrik gives a short introduction about himself.

Robert is looking nervous ...

The boys all robe up with their blue coats for the first time. Here, they await Henrik's instructions to start checking their tool inventory.