We just moved into a home built in the 1960s. With it come two things: the freedom to make it our own and the responsibility to keep it in good repair.
I'm almost entirely inexperienced at this sort of thing, so here are some recommendations from other DIYers, project logs, and whatever else comes to mind. Needless to say, this page is a work in progress!
- Reader's Digest Complete Do-it-yourself Manual (1973 edition).
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig.
- Low-tech Magazine (volumes I-III).
- simplifier, a site revisiting simple technology.