A fine internet perk is running across things far more valuable than what you were looking for. I was Binging for an insignificant detail about John M. Browning and found a passage about him at age 13 or so.
A freighter stopped by his dad's gun works and gave John M. a "high-quality shotgun" which had been smashed up. The boy set out to renew it. His first efforts fizzled.
"Finally the idea came. A good idea starts a celebration in the mind, and every nerve in the body seems to crowd up to see the fireworks. It was a good idea, one of the best I ever had, and so simple it made me ashamed of myself. Boylike, I had been trying to do the job all at once with some kind of magic. And magic never made a gun that would work.* I decided to take the gun apart, piece by piece, down to the last small screw, even though [the] parts that were mashed and twisted together. And when I did, finally finishing long after supper that night, the pieces all spread out before me on the bench, I examined each piece and discovered that there wasn't one that I couldn't make myself, if I had too. If I had been in school that day, I would have missed a valuable lesson"
*Or an economy, either, he surely would have said if someone had asked him.
I probably would have found that less striking if I hadn't just reviewed the magical incantations about the Greek bailout.
Thank you Ron Shirtz