When I was younger I owned a Suzuki Samurai jeep and I loved that little puddle jumper. Because I was young and we were chronically broke, I changed my own oil in my car all the time. It was the cheaper way to do things and the upside was I saved money and got to know my car better. I built my confidence and was able to start doing additional maintenance and upkeep. Eventually when the head gasket blew and a big repair was needed, I had built a vocabulary of experience I was able to work from that helped me complete that repair with experienced friends helping.
As I was finishing up the tool rack build I needed some shaker style pegs. Instead of hopping in my truck and running to the BORG I chose to spend some time at the lathe and turn my own. I have always considered myself a middling turner but I am fairly happy with how things turned out. I spent quite a while this winter watching videos to improve my technique, especially with the skew chisel.
Did you see the cameo by my oldest daughter/director/producer/video task-master? If you missed it try again.
Ratione et Passionis