I'm not sure skill is as much a factor as tenacity, the ability to see things through. Most of the stuff is doable with common sense and the willingness to learn through research and reading. Just about anything you wish to tackle has been done by at least one other person on these forums. I find if I do some things like pulling and replacing windows (sealing) for instance, it not only empowers me to try something else, but it keeps money in my pocket that I may use for things I CAN'T do... like welding.
hey donna my daughter meg has been terrified of fire her whole life i wanted her to have rough it skills so at age 14?15? on 1 of our woods walks[turtles, huge carp, deer,FLOWERS,wild things to eat,[no way to yum in 8 seconds]
i decided to teach her how to make,use fire.2 hours of holding a bic lighter and being angry at herself later she did it on the first try my patientice was rewarded.hot food, warm toes,she was so proud.and so was i!!!
the other day my little girl [well always little to dad ya know.]she was proud to bring home her first perfect weld her ag class started her on stick then mig with gas.so my timid little girl now owns and commands a 1 ton horse AND throws fire and melts steel.. soooooo,harbor freight flux core mig 100.00 auto darkening helmet [the only way to go welding light
makes the glass go dark]50.00 heavy long gloves 20.00[you can get good ones cheaper but not with a pretty gold horsey] now this rig will not final weld everthing but none will.but it will do very heavy welding on multiple passes.i have used it on horse wagon many times.
now i dont know about you but i cant walk out of a welding shop for 100 bucks.
after i got this rig we had one job that was way to heavy for anything but a big lincoln stick welder.
so we got the job prepped clean and tacked together with our mig took it to the welding shop they did all the final welding.and charged me 50.00 talk about savings.that 1 job paid for all our equipment fun?pride?the look in the shop owners eyes? priceless!!! a welder is a pencil.a right angle grinder is just an eraser.and when the bead looks pretty you did it right.
the worst you can do is learn to tell when someone else did the job right so go have fun.