Start collecting tools. One at a time if that's how it happens. Garage sales, yard sales, auctions, many of these will sell for pennies on the dollar. Is there someone who can mentor you? They might even help you with a tool or 2. You will want the best you can get and they do not need to be new. Some of the best tools I have are over 50 years old. Starting with an old lawnmower that someone has given up on is a good start. You do not have to get it running. Take it apart, see how the pieces fit and work together. Get a repair manual if you can on your projects and be patient.
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