Or bikes for that matter. My handyman met me 8 years ago with an ad that he would come and work on people's lawn mowers and teach them to do it themselves. Being too old and decrepit to work on them my self, I just let him do it. Since then, I have mentioned that I would like him to teach my daughter the skills. I think in the meantime, he is of the opinion, like the poster at the shop: If I Fix your engine, $45 an hour. If you are here while I am doing it $65 an hour. He told me he no longer has the patience to work with others. My daughter is a lot smarter than I and builds her own rabbit cages etc, took welding at the tech school... Is taking a broken one apart the only way? And what do I do with the extra parts?