In the early 1990's, I was working as a precision machinist and toolmaker for a manufacturing firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It helps to give the toolmaker the dimensions in the form that he will actually use them.
He started his working life at 16, training as an apprentice toolmaker.
Phoenix Tooling and Development is a well established and privately owned precision press toolmaker.
Benjamin became a cycle builder, as did Jack, and my father served an apprenticeship as a press toolmaker.