Chicago Students form Musical Manufacturing Co-op

School’s out at Austin Polytechnical Academy, but Zaria Tyler still has work to do. She bends over a lathe, using sandpaper to smooth and polish a spinning piece of brass.

When she’s done, she takes the piece of brass into her hands and smiles at what she has created.

It’s a trumpet mouthpiece, and a student-run business at Austin Polytech has been making them for three years.

Read the full article at the Chicago Sun-Times