Fittings and cables and adapters for RF


After looking into the different kinds of fittings needed for the new device I realize that it might be more affordable to make my own cables. With the huge number of different connector types it really seems to make sense to buy the fittings and make my own cables.

So now I need to learn about cables. Any rules of thumb for fittings and cables? What about DIY cables? It looks like the crimper is a critical part of making cables. But maybe soldering is an option. Or do DIY cables require soldering and crimping?

I see a lot of mention of rg58 cable. Is that close to being a standard cable to use?