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Updated: 2019-09-05 17:53 Views: 65

We are smitten with?Lawrence E. Pierce‘;s The Art of Fixing Things, principles of machines, and how to repair them: 150 tips and tricks to make things last longer, and save you money.? The title and its very long blurb are not quite accurate however. The book is also a manual about MAKING things, tinkeringpillow covers vintage, and the realities of the creative process. Beyond really smart, practical, concrete tips about restoring a stripped bolt, the virtues of aluminum, and how to keep paint from dripping down the can, Pierce, who has been a farmer, mechanic, handyman and litigation lawyer, ?also addresses mindset and process. Take Tip 68, for example:

Tip 68: Practice Breaking Things

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When a difficult problem arises, set up a test on a similar part.

Let your destructive instincts run wild with spare parts. Then you will know how far you can go.

And one of our favorites:?Tip 84: Know When You Are In Over Your Head.?It covers when to re-consider and call for help. It directs you to Tip 97: The Problem You Cannot Solve:

Go for lunch and think about the problem.?

Often the answer is right there, but because of fatigue, frustration or ego you cannot see it. Take a time out to meditate on the problem over lunch. The answer will appear.

We’;ve bought the book for ourselves and found it so useful, we immediately ordered it for few fixer/tinkerer friends. Ordering from Amazon?helps support ‘;the improvised life’;.

Look inside the book here.

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