In my college, I have a workshop on metalworking in the first semester which involves obtaining a cube out of a Mild Steel cylindrical rod. First, I have to file (using a 14 inch steel file) the upper and lower surfaces of the rod to level. Next, I have to mark a square on one face of the cylinder and then using a hacksaw, I have to cut off three sides. The fourth side must be chiselled using a hammer and a chisel. The major problem I have is in chiselling off the fourth side. To me, this looks like an impossible task. After 3 hours of chiselling ( a mild steel rod), I have progressed very little and even hurt my finger with a misplaced blow. So, does any College in other countries have tasks which require a lot of physical effort? Or is it mechanised where most of it is performed with the help of automated machines?