My dad had a workshop. He could fix anything and I wanted to be just like him that way. So when my partner and I bought a house, I put together a workshop in the basement. I got some of the regular fix-it type stuff like a ratchet set, hacksaw, propane torch, pipe wrench. Regular stuff. But what I really wanted to do was play with wood. I wanted to make little boxes and maybe a piece or two of furniture. The shop grew, I discovered woodturning, and the shop grew some more. It's a grand hobby. And having a shop full of fix-it stuff is really handy, too.
Have a look at some of my projects. (link under repair)
Or take a tour of my workshop.
I learned a lot of what I know from online resources like Badger Creek (gone now) and Woodcentral.
I also took turning lessons from a great teacher, Bill Grumbine.