Last Blog Post :(

To be honest I know I was going to have a great summer working at Saugus Ironworks, really what I expected. Sadly is over I wish I could keep going I want to see how the next project the HACE crew has in the park which is replacing the roof of the forges. But is time for me to get back to school exited to start now in September at North Bennet School. I really took a lot in from what this guys were teaching me like tricks to something, methods, the thinking of how to approach things and safety. They took me in as if I was one of them. Even during lunch I was learning thing from them, I really too advantage of this unique opportunity I had and learned as much as I could. I appreciate all this because they are really experienced peoples they ben involved with this forever and they just trying to pass it on to me, they do know what they talking about. I think the most important  thing I learned about myself and it was almost at my last week of the internship was when I don’t know how to do something I try to rush just to get over but once I learn it I say its “light work”. I feel that there encourage me to keep learning about this trade because when I learn something I want to keep doing more. That thought came when I was doing the scribing for my independent project and my mentor Tim was teaching about scribing lines and had told me already plenty times how to do it and I just want to be done with it and I’m just not getting it till like “wow” I figured how and I say “this thing was that easy?”. That made want to keep doing scribing lines. Sometimes I wonder if that’s the cause I like carpentry?. In overall my summer was great! I want to give thanks to Michelle the internship coordinator and Celena the program manager for all the support they gave me and tools, and Tim Walsh my mentor for all the things I learned from him and the crew.

Check the video I made bringing timbers down the highline at:

And my presentation of my independent project: Independent Project

Comment, ask questions I will respond 🙂 Thank You!


3 responses to “Last Blog Post :(

  1. Diego, I’m so glad you had the opportunity to work with and learn from the carpenters at Saugus Iron Works. When I visited there with MP students back in May I thought what an amazing place. Thanks for sharing your story. It sounds like you learned a lot by working there and I’m so very proud of all you’ve accomplished.


  2. Diego – It is sad for us, too! We are so proud of you for the commitment, dedication, and perseverance you demonstrated during your internship. Will you continue to work with the HACE crew at SAIR during the school year? We are very fortunate to have you as a member of the Branching Out team. I know you will do well at North Bennett Street School this year. I look forward to seeing you become a master carpenter and someday being a mentor for Branching Out youth.


    • Thank you 🙂 & I hope I do, I really enjoy working with them. It was a pleasure being part of branching out! & yeah would definitely stay in touch with branching in the future and help the program and youths as you guys helped me!!


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