Amen silverbear... It was twenty years ago that I had the honnor to teach high school shop in the same class room I attened years before , and most of the kids hated every min of being there? Once in a great while you ran across a bright spark (thats you harly) and you suddenly don't have time to teach them all you want to before there gone!
Well I still run into some of those kids (kids there all in there thirity now) almost all of them ended up in the trades of one kind or anouther , most come right up to me shakeing my hand telling me what a pain in the you know what they thought they were.
I always try and tell them how proud of them I am.
Harly , that is some quality advice from sb , if you do what you love ,you'll never work a day in your life.