I grew up working on cars. It was because of shop classes that I managed to graduate high school. I think I took all of the shop classes.
Sheet metal, wood shop, general metals, printing, drafting, auto shop, basic electricity, plastics class.
The military taught me how to weld, rebuild auto engines, etc.
I don't like working on cars anymore. Pinball has been a great replacement hobby.
I have restored my first pin a few months ago. I took a play field I stripped to the play field restore guy for the restore of the artwork. But I laid down the clear coat. And soldered all of the play field wiring. I have rebuilt and restored a cab and learned how to replace a cabinet floor.
I can repair boards. I can fabricate many kinds of parts from wood, sheet metal, and plastic.
My Achilles heel is that I am not the best at troubleshooting board problems. You point and tell me what needs to be repaired or replaced and I can do that. Currently my solution for board problems is to install an Alltek board. I need to start spending some time on learning board troubleshooting.
No EMs, though I would need to have the opportunity to work along side of someone with much experience to teach me how to work on EMs.