I've been wanting to start performing DIY projects as a hobbie for years, and after several months of delaying and deliberating I finally decided the best way for me to get my foot in the door is to build some interconnects and try a recable or two on some old headphones I have collecting dust. This is purely for recreational purposes and to satisfy my own desires to make something I can call my own after I witness the prowess of the various projects on this forum every week. Eventually I want to surpass my current comfort zone into more complex projects but this is building a foundation of tools with an easy starter project.
Now that all the background and emotional blabber is done, I want to discuss equipment. I understand a lot of it has "personal preference" factors, which is why on my equipment list (to follow) I sometimes have redundant or slightly varying choices selected, this is to understand what works for me when I get the hands on experience. My question ignores that, I need critique and expertise that ensures I haven't completely overlooked something or made a terrible decision. The entire list was largely built around research on the forum and with the help of more experienced professionals I believe we could get myself as well as all future DIY amateurs set in the right direction with a great backbone discussion to follow.
The image is almost 1MB so I uploaded it to imgur.com to avoid upsetting the "no large image size" rule.
Please take a look: http://i.imgur.com/ZcF0fYE.jpg