Hello from North Wales (UK)
Hi, in my past life I have been in the Royal Navy supposedly as an engineer, but spent most of my time in the woodworkshops, I then went into Boat building where I was trained as a cabinate maker, nowadays I program websites during the day, but woodwork in the evenings.
As well as the usual basic woodworking machines I have a 400mm x 300mm CNC machine, built out of 1inch ply from a kit, and a 600mm x 300mm one that I built myself using the smaller one. It is not as accurate but is handy for a lot of jobs.
I now produce various items for craft shows, see kitcritters.co.uk (excuse the web site, cobblers shoes and all that!)