25 March 2015

Mechanical Aptitude For The Win

Someone stepped on the magazine housing for Martta.  She wasn't feeding smoothly.

Some wedging and bracing, a couple love taps with the hammer straightened the curve.

Then some judicious filing to correct for someone's attempt to fix the interruptor notch.

Now it's like buttah!  Can't even blame Bubba, this is the remnants of a field repair.

 It's fixed and it looks and works better than I started.

I am sometimes very saddened that this sort of can-do know-how has fled from our society in so many places.

I am not sure if I am more sad that some people try and make it worse because they never learned how to run a file rather than a Dremel; or if I am more sad that some people never even try.

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