I've been fiddling with machines since I was a kid but I've decided its time to find out what I'm supposed to be doing, rather than just doing what looks right. So,after 22 years working in welfare and education, I enrolled to do a Diploma of Engineering Technology at TAFE. One night a week for the rest of my life I'll be wading through CAD, machining, mathematics and all the rest. I'll be ready to start an apprenticeship about the same time I'm eligible for a pension. My next door neighbour is a retired boilermaker and he's always appearing in my shed to see what I'm working on - he's helped me build steam engines, a still, assorted parts for a mate who runs a home brewing shop, bike bits, all sorts of things. And he always looks around my collection of second-hand tools and says (in a thick Edinburghian accent) "arrrr...I'f aaad nooon yu w'r movin' in, aaad'v kept aaaarrlll ma toooils fur ye". He gave them away when he retired to the young apprentices at work. Today, he hangs his head over the fence and says "aaaaaar'v go' this wee box..you 'av i' ". Inside was a Warren and Brown torque wrench (the sort that goes "click"), 3/8 drive, in perfect condition with all its little adaptors and extensions. "Maaaa boss giv i' ta me when aaaaa was 'n apprentice" he says. So, God bless, you Ron. And thanks.