I always like to try new things. There is so much info out on the web that you can get an idea of how to do just about anything, doing it is another thing but the info is a good start. I always try to incorporate something new into projects and use that as an excuse for new tools! I also will of stick in my comfort zone, by that I mean make something I know I can do and take it up a notch. So make a clock but maybe add some fret work to it, or an inlay, or something like that so you aren't stepping out to far.
After seeing some of the threads on here about inlays I really want to try an inlay of some sort. These guys make it look easy!
Thanks for your help