no welder ether , DIY bolt on macguyving for me too altho sometimes i find someone to weld some stuff if i REALLY cant do anyother wayI hear ya. I have a parts cabinet from an old hardware store with all the drawers and dividers. I pull all the hardware off of things before they other stuff goes to scrap. I don't own a welder or I would probably keep more stuff. I er stuff to keep it working. My lawnmower starts with a bike brake now.