She has already stated there will be an auction to dispose of all tools when I am gone, I intend to give a bunch away when it gets close or I can no longer do anything in the shop. Have started to pass tools along to younger generation as they need something.
I hope you have better luck than me... I have a table saw, baby drill press, and a belt/disc sander I have been trying to give away for months.
I do believe it is Great skills development exercises to experience working most any project with hand tools and/or minimal power tools as the finished product is much clearer to see in the beginning when using the power tools and machinery to accomplish the same tasks.
I also believe the talent gained by all experiences propagates to skills building in other, sometimes unrelated areas.
I have changed engines in my junk cars years ago using a come-along winch under my uncles oak tree in the middle of winter using hand tools that probably should have been thrown away as they were bent/broken/worn.
I have also done the same task later in life using an engine crane in my own shop.
I do not play around on cars much anymore as I am too lazy (except I had to rebuild the transmission in my pick-up last August).
I do have 3 routers today, and a dovetail jig... I have never used the jig and I still cut all of my dovetails by hand today. Go figure...
Since I have walked a little on both sides of the fence on a few occasions, I do feel comfortable to say - it is nice to get a little older and give (or buy) myself a treat from time to time to make life a little more pleasant.