On top of that, we're all supposed to be wearing long sleeved natural fibers, to protect our arms from high temperature sparks and burns from the UV rays that arc welding emits. Everyone else was in light summery colors. Of course, I'm wearing a black turtleneck. (I have years of experience wearing this kind of thing in Hawaiian weather.) Eventually all those little black dots start coming back down and landing on absolutely everything. They're carbon, so they smudge into little grey smears all over everyone's clothing. We all look filthy! Except me, because I'm wearing black. Ha ha!
My first project is a little cube. I have already cut out all its faces on the powerful but somewhat imprecise hydraulic shear in the metal shop. Its geometry is going to be... a little wonky. Arty, I'll say.