I just take 3 times as long!
I hear you!!
And I honestly believe that we have 3 times as much fun and enjoyment!! (LOL)
Don't mean to hijack the thread, but the sooner that guys start finding ways to do things so that make it is easier on their body, the more they will appreciate it later!!
I am talking about protecting and taking care of ALL of yourself! Wear safety glasses, some sort of head protection, dust mask, respirator, hearing protection, good shop shoes, gloves, good welding protection (hood, goggles, sleeves, etc.), good ventilation and temp control, etc. , avoid overreaching and for goodness take care of your back and knees. Not all at the same time of course (LOL), but take it from someone that knows - your body wears out just like any machine, and even quicker when you don't take care of it.
I plan to still be wrenching at 100 (I'm 71 now)! Planning to start a new project (actually resume one that has sat idle of five years) of completing my '53 CORVETTE replica right after the New Year. 17 year old G'Son is driving me nuts for it!!