A carpenter shows how he finds an example of
something he needs to build, takes measurements,
designs his own version, creates a blueprint, and
then makes the piece, in this case a kickplate for a
Throughout the program, workers talk about the
kinds of measurements they take as well as the
tools and methods they use.
A tool maker shows how he makes a piece part
from a print that specifies exact measurements
Later he talks about the art and precision that go
into making a piece part.
Workers talk about the formulas they use on the
job — for figuring concrete, for figuring the tonnage
of blacktop, to make sour dough starter.
A road construction foreman tells stories about
the importance of accuracy in both calculating