I made another exception to my "no power tool" rule, and bought this last weekend: http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Tools/Pages/ToolDetail.aspx?pid=Multi-Max I used the sanding attachment to prep some recycled wood sash windows for painting. Then I used the cutting attachment to plane off the edges of a whitewood board that I want to use as a roost. I used the sanding attachment again to smooth everything down. Niiiice. You can use the cutting attachment for plunge cuts, which should come in handy if you need to add vents, or cut interior panels for covering up insulation. Of course you still need to be careful not to cut off your fingers, but somehow a small tool like this doesn't terrify me the way a circular saw does.