[Vwdiesel] DIY talk for beginners --- ( how one DIY did it )

H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Sat Sep 11 14:19:38 EDT 2004

If you are a serious DIY   here is what you got to do.  Ok so you  are a young whippersnapper.
 Take a good look at how some of those OLD geezer did it.   Here is a formula.:

NEVER turn down an offer of free tools. No matter how rusty. Sign up for night school to
learn welding machining ----Physics if that is offered.

After a long day in the salt mine I signed up for Aircraft welding (gas)   ---not to fall a sleep
I took the biggest torch and turned on the oxygen full tilt at my face for a minute or so.
That kept me awake for the rest of the night.

I never turned down a course on anything in the military or corporate paid for.

The message ?   --- down the road a piece you get to a point where things make sense.
Critical mass of experience and knowledge. 

Is a dumpster a good supply source ?  ---for me it was.  Big corporations are wasteful beyond
my comprehension. Military surplus is great for a DIY---- For those in WA  Boeing used to be
a gold mine.

No I have not forgotten about you in rentals and other countries. Boxes of nuts and bolts under
the bed ?  bloody right.  You can do it too. I was there so I know. In my case ?
yes I started with sour cream containers full of nuts and now I use 5 gallon buckets.
Am I happier now ? ---not really .--- what made me happy was the progress and accomplishment.
When that diesel started humming and that Bensen Gyro flew ?  ---yeah that was
Is there a problem with what I am saying ?  YES    the sad fact that smarts are something you
were given at birth. And if you do not have them --tough tits.   ah what the hell do your best.

Like Gary Bangs said it is not nuclear physics.


PS:   An Old millworker dies ---do I want his old toolbox ?  yes yes yes. I now have
a collection of original Stillson wrenches and Monkey wrenches etc.(Stilson?)

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