I can appreciate your concern,James,but our OP is going to gunsmith school.
I do not know where,but there is a school in Trinidad,Colorado that has a very good reputation,I seem to recall something about PO Ackley being involved with that program.
As I suggested,a student may pick up considerable machine tool and hand tool experience making his own kit of gunsmith tools.
I expect the grads of this program do not drill scope mount holes into chambers!
I admire his enthusiasm,and wish him the best.
Anything that makes a young man passionately want to go to school and learn......
Is not a parade to be rained on!!