I'm homeless and live in a tent so I'm constantly having to fix things instead of throwing them away or replacing it all together so I come up with ways to solve my problem with what I have on hand. Ingenuity is similar to the word I'm looking for by definition.

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    Nothing to do with linguistics – OmarL Mar 10 '18 at 13:18
  • @Wilson Indeed. We should migrate to ELU – Luke Sawczak Mar 10 '18 at 13:55

Not exactly the same, but tinker, perhaps?

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