I was one of these ones that took stuff apart from a early age, been told I also put them back together and they worked, which was nice.
Started on Engines when I was about 4, Grandad was a founder member of the Kernow Old Vehicle Club.
To keep me out the way of my mum and my newborn Sister I played with engines, this kicked me off into engineering at school and college.
at college I got a few machining skills, for final project for my AVCE Engineering, I fitted a Stuart turner P4 with a electronic governor and hocked it up to a bus Dynamo, so an exact voltage could be achieved by setting the revs, we used the magneto as a rev counter and it worked quite well, But it was for from prefect.
Started a HND while learning about Radar and Radio equipment on a work placement at RNAS Culdrose, got fed up not having any money and joined up to become a ICT Tech.
Had a break from engines for a few years as I had no storage as I lived in the block, got my tinkering fix by servicing cars for people on camp, got married and the engines flooded back.
Started working as a Network Security Engineer and now being sent to be a typist.......Not happy!
My wife doesn't like my engine habit now, just wait until I'm in a job where no thinking or technical know how is applied! Just stamping bits of paper and a bit of typing, I cant even type, Been a few years since I touched a Lathe so probably forgot it all