Peterh, from the looks of your cabinetry pictures, etc, I'm sure you will miss him. You do nice work.
Thank you for the fine compliment, but my handiwork does not even come close.
I learned many things from Norm Abrams' The New Yankee Workshop
and from Roy Underhill's The Woodwrights Shop
. The two of them formed a pair of bookends, with fully modern power workshop techniques at one end of the spectra and classic pre-power, pioneer-era techniques at the other. Watching the two shows together (they came one after the other on PBS) one could learn a lot about what power tools you most want, what power tools you can easily do without, and how to use the tools you have to get the job done when you have a smaller workshop and modest means.