I am another retiree much like Ron, been working wood for most of adult life, took a break do to a lot of traveling with my job etc. My first wood working project was a wall cabinet I built all most 40 years mainly to house marking tools, saw blades for my cabinet saw and so forth. Since retiring 3 years ago and for heath reasons I am primarily Hand Tools now, I do keep my Shopsmith and Band Saw handy and a corded drill occasionally but am relying on Hand Tools.
I am also a fan of Christopher Schwarz and am planing on building a tool chest similar to the Anarchist Tool Chest and am building Paul’s bench as we speak.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US