It was a fun project plus an excuse for myself and others to spend time with our Mom before he passed away
Before our Mom passed away, the two of us used to spend weekends going to yardsales to find outdated machines to take apart plus fix. He was a automobile mechanic who went back to university to become a mechanical engineer. Although he worked a variety of tasks over the years, his extensive workshop was constantly a constant regardless where the two of us lived. He had a table saw, mitre saw, drill press, plus a pottery kiln for our mother’s ceramic projects. There were also a multitude of hand tools that I was allowed to use to our heart’s satisfied, assuming I put them back when I was done. This is where I l earned how to solder plus the skills needed to fix electrical components. My father was obsessed with fixing outdated machines, especially cables plus VCRs before the age of DVD players plus thin, LCD screen TVs. In recent years the two of us looked for outdated window a/cs that the two of us could refurbish plus sell for a slight profit. Often people will try to unload outdated heating plus cooling component for absurdly low prices if there are any broken or worn-down components. By spending a few dollars plus some time on the weekends, the two of us could take a $20 window a/c plus get it working again. Then the two of us venued an ad on the internet offering to sell it for $50 or $74 depending on its age. It was a fun project plus an excuse for myself and others to spend time with our Mom before he passed away. Unluckyly, I put an end to our activity after his death because I couldn’t handle the grief.