My brother-in-law, Joe (a machinist-turned locksmith), used to tease me as I’d attempt and fail at something mechanical. “What’s wrong, Richard? Too many moving parts?” he’d say.
Today at work I had some success against those parts. Partially disassembled some of the mechanisms on a bagel machine and cleaned them. Man, were they filthy! Got it back together with very few problems. Yee-haw!