Let’s see, I started my career as an injection mold maker in 1975, just after I returned to the USA from Scandinavia. I had been living in a Christian commune for the previous 3 years and was ready to “get qualified” to support my new family.
I began working at night and going to a local technical college during the day. It was hard to do both, but I had a supportive wife and a definite goal ahead of me. Together we managed to buy a house, a car, make friends and start a small Christian fellowship of like-minded young people in the space of two years.
The first year of the course was basic machine shop and the second year focused on tool-and-die making and injection mold making. I thought the mold making looked too difficult, so I devoted myself to the stamping side of things.
Little did I know that I would spend the next 40 years working on injection molds!