I have built a wooden table, painted rooms, repaired water pumps, did tiling & flooring, put electrical fittings, plumbing. Enjoy building things with Hand. I have fiddled and spoilt and fixed a lots of electronics.
Don’t do a lot of the physically repetitive and tedious stuff now. But have done it all.
Have few cuts & injuries to show. I am routine Tetanus shot customer.
Built my kit of Electrex Drilling Machine, Stanley Tools, stuff from Sears (ratchet, sockets, wrenches, pliers, power tools and more) from Home Depot. Thats a sure thing on my list as and when I visit a Home Depot or Sears.
Have spent generous amounts at times to buy stuff. All tools very well oiled and maintained.
Once prototyped a Solar Water Heater.
This helped me setup with Operations a lot. Budgeting, Labour, Time & Material, Hardware, Compliances and more.