I’ve been totally interested in how things are built ever since I was a young kid.
I liked to tinker around with various things and take them apart and see if I was able to put them back together all over again.
It basically was my way of making a jigsaw puzzle out of pretty much anything. Periodically I wasn’t able to put things back together and when it was something especially pricey I would get into serious trouble. I took apart my Grandfather’s stereo 1 afternoon and couldn’t get it back together the correct way and my gramps was furious. I ended up buying him a modern 1 a few years later. I even helped him install his own central oil furnace in the basement and air conditioner equipment in the game room. The two of us were a pretty okay team when we worked together and we could do basically anything around the property that needed repairs. He was a Heating & A/C equipment repairman back then so he knew a great deal about air conditioner and oil furnace repair. I was sincerely better at taking apart car engines and putting them back together, I’m still a major fan of restoring old cars and motorcycles. My Grandfather built his own hydronic and radiant heating equipment for his garage so that when he was actually working on his car his hands wouldn’t be especially cold. He was a relatively smart person and taught me how to work on just about anything that happened to be mechanical. The two of us repaired his electric oil furnace 1 cold season and then the following hot season we fixed his tepid water boiler that was ancient. I thank him still for all the things he taught me.