You can break down an item to it's core ingredients by using the
This task depends a great deal on your scavenge skill. Infact, most items that can be broken can't be broken if your scavenge is less than ~18.
How to break an item downEdit
Munchkin says, "So does the right workbench in the room"
BillMurray says, "ahhh"
BillMurray says, "thanks that makes sense"
Munchkin says, "Just make sure it's in the room with you"
BillMurray asks, "do i put it on the bench?"
It seems that diagrams in books do not work with breaking down items.