No one seems to be advocating hand tools unless you enjoy them, so I think I'll stick with power tools for the big stuff.
Thanks for the lists, I have put many of those hand tools on my Amazon wish list. The next time I need one, I know what to order. Maybe someone will be nice and give them as a gift : )
The only other projects I have on my to-do list is more painting, finish installing the floor, and replacing the tile surround in both bathrooms.
I'd like to be able to tackle most random stuff that comes up: a leaky faucet, a broken outlet, building raised beds in the garden. I don't want to build fancy furniture, but I would like to be able to build some rough outside things.
I don't need to re-roof anytime soon, luckily that has been done recently. However, I would like to be able to nail down a loose shingle. I've been borrowing a ladder when I need it, which is not very often.
Here's one problem I haven't solved yet. With the miter saw I can make short cuts, but if I need a long cut I've been using a (terrible) hand saw. I know most people would get a circular saw, but they terrify me. Would a jigsaw work for this? Table saws are nice, but a little out of my price range for the frequency I would use it.