I had to sell all of my tools years ago when I had a personal tragedy and lost my residence in the course of a few hours.
Whatever wasn’t destroyed had to be sold so I could survive without needing to go to a shelter for an extended period of time.
For a while I wondered if I would ever get a chance to get my tools again someday, perhaps new versions of everything that I had to sell to survive. Thankfully, this was possible as time went on, but it didn’t happen overnight that’s for sure. In reality, I had to accumulate my collection of tools again, little by little. The first hobby I resumed after a five year break was woodworking. I bought a circular saw and a power drill which gave me the necessary items to build shelves again. I even built a bookshelf for my wife’s study. When I became proficient enough to craft a new coffee table for the living room, my wife was starting to get excited by my new abilities. Naturally, working with wood for so long had me wondering what it would be like to have welding equipment. I even got the idea to buy a bunch of rebar and use that as a means to learn welding. You can get bulk quantities of rebar from building supply companies, especially the cheaper black steel rebar opposed to corrosion resistant rebar like galvanized steel and stainless steel rebar. However, I didn’t realize that I also needed a rebar bender and a rebar cutter to get started working with rebar, especially if you buy it in a coil.