"Dear Kent, Your class in the fall was cool beyond words. My current project is building parts for a Cassutt airplane. Once again the process of working with the metal to get what I need rather than fighting the metal and scrapping the project is a blast! Thanks for all the help. Thanks."
Dave W, Whitewater, WI
"Kent, I also wanted to thank you for another great workshop. I continue to learn more and more as I listen to you talk and watch you work. In addition, your stressing of the physics of metal working provides me with a much deeper understanding and allows me to continue the learning process on my own as I develop and expand the fundamental techniques. And the new air hammer dies are awesome. That tool just keeps getting better and better." HB
"Thanks for the fun and informative workshop. I took this planning to learn to make a J3 cowling, or at least repair the old original. Now I get to make a full buck from scratch. I found a fellow who also has a J3 but lives much closer than the guy for whom I am going to make the cowling. This closer J3 owner used to be the commander of the Top Gun school! Thanks again." Howard
"I had a great time at last weekend's workshop; I'm looking forward to using my new skills, ideas and tools on my streetrod project. I didn't tell you how good I thought the breakfasts and lunches were. They were just the kind of things I like to eat and they were well prepared." A.B., Seattle, WA
"Again, thank you for a seminar that was not only overwhelmingly informative, but a lot of fun to boot!" TE, Boulder, CO
"I've seen some great metal men during my years in this business, but I've never been around anybody who can do all the things Kent can do. He is so versatile. It's just awesome!" Don Baumunk, owner D & D MetalWorks, Grass Valley, CA
"The workshop was tremendous. The only thing I can liken it to is a religious experience!" MS, Chicago, IL
"Your presentations at Oshkosh this year were the highlight of the convention for me and many others. I have wondered for many years how the 'old time craftsmen' worked aluminum and steel free hand. You showed us how!" GW, Canandaigua, NY
"The methods, information, and cameraderie are unforgettable."
"I left so inspired that I launched a whole new project, and am now midway through it."
"My son has made a career decision through those four days. He now wants to organize our projects and can now see how to finish them out. Because of this, I will rethink my plans regarding my (automotive) business. Thank you very much."
"I never thought I could gas weld aluminum, and I had tried for years. In one day, your methods made me a welder-I can weld aluminum now, I can really gas weld aluminum!"
"I was sure frustrated. But I stuck it out, and sure enough, by the end of that one day I was gas welding aluminum."
"Your methods have sure changed since 2 years ago. I sure caught on this time."
"We learned a lot this year. And last year, too."
"I thoroughly enjoyed your 4-day seminar (Stretching, Shrinking, Aluminum Gas Welding, Planishing and Metalfinishing) at Brodhead Airport. Your informal teaching style allows ideas and information to flow easily between teacher and student. Your efforts to improve and preserve the process and procedures of one-off prototyping serve us well in the repair field;I will be passing along your techniques and information to our A&P/welding students." Steven L. Dawson, A&P, IA, Gateway Technical College
"The tools and methods from TM Technologies have significantly changed the way I do metalwork." Jim Younkin, Historic Aviation
"Wow, incredible." Darryl Greenamyer, pilot
"If I had taken this workshop two years ago, it would have saved me a **** of a lot of work!" Jim Younkin, Historic Aviation
"Thank you very much for your help on the Provost, our crew has benefitted tremendously." Larry Kampel, Kampel Aviation
"Kent White has trained our men to a significantly higher level. He is also the first outside contractor we
have ever hired. We are very pleased." Delta Airlines, Technical Ops Center
"My participation in Kent's 3-day class on English Wheel Work for Aircraft gave me a new view of the sheet metal skill. His contagious enthusiasm gives a refreshing view as to what sheet metal is all about. He passed on his knowledge, experience and critical eye so well that I will remember this class for a long time. I will also gladly pass this experience on to my co-workers." Timothy G. Simmons, 17-year Sheet Metal Tech., Delta Air Lines, TOC, Atlanta
"Your 3-day English Wheel school at Delta Air Lines greatly improved my teaching skills, and I really think your teaching methods of visualization and focusing are leaps and bounds ahead of conventional methods. After your class I found that I was able to convey a much clearer message to my own students and that my own understanding of the metal had greatly increased. Please keep using these methods when teaching other schools!" Norman Fernandez, 40 yrs. Sheetmetal, 15 yrs. as Instructor at DAL TOC, Atlanta
"I have worked in the aviation industry since 1961. I am a pilot w/ATP Type Ratings in B-727, B-757, and
B-767. I am an A&P w/ IA, and have taught metal theory and aircraft sheetmetal at both Colorado Aero
Tech and at E.G.O.S. A&P schools. I have 20 yrs. experience in sheetmetal with both airlines and
general aviation, and for nine years had my own FBO, specializing in aircraft inspection, repair and
rebuilding. After attending your 3-day class in aluminum metallurgy theory, gas welding and forming, I now understand the
entire family of aluminums used in the aircraft industry and their inter-relationships with each other. For the
first time in my life I an confident in my abilities to complete the repair (or duplication) of
any aluminum part on my projects. Your knowledge and research is unique in the world because you have extracted the technical
mumbo-jumbo from technical writings and have translated it into clear, concise information, tailor-made for the aluminum metal-worker.
Thank you for taking me from confusion to order and making it fun, too!"
Sincerely, Rex L. Meyers
"I thoroughly enjoyed your 4-day class, learned quite a bit, gained some confidence and feel genuinely
privileged to have had the opportunity to participate in your workshop. Especially so with someone
of your reputation and obvious skill. I am really enthused about adding much of what I learned to
my company's Structural repair classes. Your techniques and procedures are just what the aerospace industry needs.
As a metalsmith, I find it is amazing the lack of understanding of our roots. I think you have a lot to offer us.
Also, I would like to compliment you and your crew for the friendly, courteous manner in which you handled all of us. You all were
unfailingly polite and accommodating. Thanks again for a terrific experience."
Sincerely, Tim Switalski, Instructor BF Goodrich/Aerospace
"Thanks again for all of your great encouragement and instruction. I know I can do it! Thanks especially for the
confidence building through the 'hands-on, just do it!' training!" Patty Dorlac, aircraft owner, restorer