My name is Michael Beers and I'm a new-ish DIYer. By that, I mean that I worked as a carpenter's helper building homes for about six weeks when I was 16 years old. A couple years later, I refinished my parents' basement, building a partition and door, attaching studs to the walls, hanging paneling, attached furring strips to the bare joists for a tiled ceiling, but no plumbing or electrical.
But that was 30 years ago, give or take. I have recently been bitten by the DIY bug and have done a couple of small jobs: rebuilt some exterior steps (treads, risers, and rails, not stringers) and repaired the floor in my bathroom which required tearing up and repairing part of the subfloor then re-tiling.
I've already spent at least $500 on a circular saw, jig saw, drill, sander, cordless screwdriver, and assorted hammers, screwdrivers, levels, tape measures and such. I do not want to spend another nickel on tools right now (and by that I mean that my wife has forbade me from buying any more tools).
That my story!