I'm a tinkerer ... I'm guilty ... sue me. I grew up with father who was a master mechanic for Caterpillar and an uncle who was the most senior pipefitter in the union in an area known as the Chemical Valley. (Carbide, FMC, DuPont and Bayer all had plants here, some more than one). We all fixed things, we all built things.
I grew up with tools in my hands. I built hundreds of models, ..planes, cars and boats. Even entered modeling contests. I built bicycles for me and my friends ... bikes for dirt / trails, bikes for speed, bikes for delivering newspapers. I took four years of multiple Industrial Arts classes in school. My senior year of high school I was teaching the freshman and sophomore classes while the teacher graded papers.
Today I work on guns ... just my own. I make no claim to being a gunsmith ... I'm a tinkerer, a hobbyist. I recently mounted a scope / rings and mounts, modified the stock and did trigger work on a rifle that's never been to the range yet. I enjoyed every minute of the work and I know it will be a better shooter for the time and money spent.
I've changed sights, grips, triggers, springs, barrels and polished hundreds of gun parts. I own three Dremel tools (oh the horror!) and I know how to use them ... I got my first one when I was 10.
Oh ... and I've worked on and fixed our dishwasher, electric range, clothes dryer. I've installed four sinks, faucets and commodes. I installed three ceiling fans, two rooms of hardwood floors and two with tiles. I built my own gun room ... all the heavy benches and cabinets. I built a 12'x16' deck with two staircases ...by myself.
The point to all this is ... just because you can't' do these things doesn't mean I can't ... I AM HANDYMAN ..I FIX THINGS (somethings that aren't even broken ...