Timmy loved all things mechanical. He was the kid who took clocks apart–the old-fashioned kind, not the e-gadgets. Sometimes, when he put them back together, they worked!
He was soon repairing toasters, space heaters, and lawnmowers. As he came into his pre-teens, he had already gained fame in the neighborhood. Something broken? Timmy could fix it!
Then his interests turned toward engines of all kinds, especially car engines.
When his dad came home before he could get the engine together, Timmy went and hid in the woods until he figured Dad’s temper had cooled off.