Cheers from Cleveland Ohio! 100% new to woodworking...
My name is Matt, I'm an IT professional here in Cleveland (right on the lake, downtown). I've done everything from digging footers to laying block, to doing carpentry/wiring/plumbing/gas lines for kitchens/bathrooms/bedrooms/etc, to tearoff and resheeting/roofing, to barn repair, to well pump installation, to installing windows/doors/ramps, you name it. In short, I've put my hands on almost every aspect of home ownership I can imagine, whether with friends and family or on my own, but I've yet to do any true fine woodworking.
I'm in the process of force-feeding my brain as much as it can learn over the next few weeks, then starting some projects. Tomorrow night I am making a long drive out to pick up a Delta table saw I spotted used, and I'm trolling the local used adds for a solid router (hoping to get a decent one with a 1/2" collet), as well as a miter saw or more ideally a radial arm saw. I'll be building my benches and feed table, reorganizing my basement and preparing to launch into a few years worth of work!
My short term goals are to learn my way around Sketchup, read as many back-issues of Woodsmith, watch as many videos and read these forums (and others) heavily and strike up conversations as I come up with questions.
I already appreciate the many veteran craftsmen on this site, and look forward to getting my hands dusty and my camera to work as I share my adventures with the community!