Apr 30, 2013

The Art of Fixing Things

Look, I'm no handyman. Sure, I'm pretty comfortable around power tools, but if you ask me to look under your sink or which staircases need a handrail according to code, I'ma just Google it with the best of 'em. 

And that's kinda lame, I'm thinking. Cause, if I'm for real about this whole "you should make stuff cause it'll better your life" thing, I reckon learning some basic maintenance is on the books.

Enter The Art of Fixing Things, which I just ordered. It looks like an interesting mix of tips and techniques, and some hacks, and general good knowledge. Maybe a reference for keeping around. I'll let you know how it goes. 

The Art of Fixing Things - 10.49 at Amazon 




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Veronika on Apr 30, 2013:

Totally agree. So many items are designed and priced so that buying new stuff is cheaper or more convenient than repairing. Also the industry designs many electrical applicances so that they do not last for longer times.. I recently repaired a lamp that I like very much and was indeed grateful that I did not have to search and pay for a new one :-) very rewarding feeling indeed