Come back to my old stomping ground for a week and while here I was talking to my old diff tech. I have only been away 6 years but in that time 2 highly skilled tradesman have retired others have died. A big place like Adelaide and blokes that build diffs are dying out. Makes me wonder if another 20 years if you will really struggle to find blokes that can do this more specialised type work. A highly skilled engineer Filthy Phil who was an absolute ace and made several parts for my bike has retired. My old caravan builder Larry at Roadmaster retired. I honestly think we are going to have a lack of the old school trademen in every trade in another 20 years. When you see builders now most just don't have the knowledge of the old ways and the proper old ways. I have seen it when I built my home only one builder really knew his stuff but he is approaching 60. I was a baker by trade. My daughter is a qualified baker, yet has next to no skill, compared to me, except in a few little areas. Where i can make anything and it come out great and all i need is a bench, some scales and my hands. I can mix cake batters on a bench. I honestly think that in 20 years really knowledgeable mechs will be a thing of the past. I just don't see the few apprentices coming through in whatever trade being taught like we used to. Love to hear other people's experience and thoughts. I also don't see that the Gov can do anything about it, because people that know their stuff are dying and their knowledge goes with them.