If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. Sounds like sound advice, but men being men, it’s not quite that simple. Those of us with more time on our hands than we know what to do with are always trying to fix something – make it better – and more times than not, end up with a pile of nuts, bolts, springs and a lot of washers. Years ago I tried to fix a coo coo clock …you guessed it, the clock went away because I couldn’t put it back together again.
But now comes the internet. So far, I’ve found schematics to every reel, boat motor and most everything else I’ve tried to fix, whether it was broken or not.
Once I figure out how things work, they loose some of their mystery and appeal. So I’m ok with getting rid of them fore something I haven’t figured out how to “fix.”
This Saturday at the Birch Run Expo Center, there will be lots of stuff to tinker with. I’ll be there looking for “old – new” stuff. But, if it has too many scratch marks, I’ll know someone “fixed” it a few times. I think I’ll pass on that one.