[quote=WayWeGo][quote=GoFirstClass]I'll have to make a point of educating Tina's son about that. He's a Very good CPA, great father and husband but he's one of those guys who, before he uses a screwdriver has to think to himself "Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey". I think he owns two tools. One is a hammer and the other a screwdriver and I'm sure he thinks they're interchangeable.
My dad was not a mechanic at all, though he did fix everything himself. My favorite story about his efforts was when he broke off the dipstick tube flush with the block on his old '60 Cadillac when changing the oil. To try and turn it out, he raided my brothers nice tool chest and got out a big Craftsman straight blade screwdriver. It grabbed the broken tube fine but he couldn't turn it by hand, so rather than use a wrench on the square shaft, he put vise grips on the plastic handle. Eventually, the handle split and broke off, so he got out my brother's new 1/2" drill and chucked up the four sided screwdriver shank in the three sided drill chuck. Obviously, they did not match up and the screwdriver was not exactly inline with the drill, causing the drill to oscillate wildly. He proceeded to drill out the rest of the broken tube with the drill, banging it around fiercely, leaving it heavily battered. Once he completed this operation, he was able to put in the new dipstick tube and go on his way.
My brother started locking his tools up after this. The drill looked like it had many years of abuse with lots of grease covering up the dings and scratches, and the screwdriver would not have been useable, even if it still had a handle.
As for the Caddy, it spun a bearing a week later since he never thought to change the oil after dropping all those metal filings into the oil pan.
I learned a lot from watching that scenario, which lead to me buying my own tools (remember my brother started locking his up) and hanging out at a friend's house where his father taught all of us the right way to do things and let us drool over his extensive tool collection.