"If you want a thing well done, do it yourself."

A little history about this statue. A neighbor brought this statue to me to see if it could be repaired. It was part of a matching set that his grandfather had brought over from Scotland years ago. He had taken it to a shop to be repaired and the repair did not work. I told him that I would look...
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Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Academic research describes DIY as behaviors where "individuals engage raw and semi-raw materials and component parts to produce, transform, or reconstruct material possessions, including those drawn from the natural environment (e.g. landscaping)".[1] DIY behavior can be triggered by various motivations previously categorized as marketplace motivations (economic benefits, lack of product availability, lack of product quality, need for customization), and identity enhancement (craftsmanship, empowerment, community seeking, uniqueness)