Hello again Mike T,
I always recommend finding a woodworking buddy or a group and maybe you can talk them into helping out with some of the heavy and energetic parts of projects while you concentrate on joinery, decorative, or more “fiddly” parts of the work. Unfortunately a lot of historical work typically starts with a chunk of a log and that appears impractical at this point. It sounds like there is no reason why you can’t do early colonial and Elizabehtan area projects such as joint stools, boxes, lap desks and similar items. It sounds like decorative carving would be a good option.
Because of your circumstances, consider posting a list of your tool needs and a brief explanation of your situation in the tool/swap classified section of the forum. Woodworkers can sometime surprise you with their generosity.