Hiram was a good mechanic. Not everyone could have machined such an attachment for a rifle on the way to work in the morning.'
-R. A. Lafferty, 'Inventions Bright and New' (first published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, May 1986)
(I've toyed for a while with calling a central strain of Lafferty's fiction 'buffalopunk' - a la cyberpunk, steampunk, etc. - and the above passage is one more good reason why.)