Hello from Oregon City!
ACV here from Oregon City, OR. Over the last two years or so, I've been building my woodshop. Currently it consists of inexpensive contractor type tools. I've been learning as I go. I've made a lot of sawdust and built a few things along the way. As funny as it sounds, I feel like I'm still learning how to cut straight, learning when I need to sharpen my blades, and generally learning how to get parts to fit together when I go to assemble them. I'm in my 50's now, and hope to do this as a retirement "career". I want to make furniture and fine guitars (like the Telecaster in my icon), but those are goals on the horizon, not stuff that happens every day. The furniture I plan to make will have a mid-century modern vibe and will articulate, driven by servos and directed by Bluetooth. Outside of the woodshop, I'm systems engineer focusing on Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE. It may sound impressive, but It's just a fancy remote control.
I've attached two different things that I've made. The first (the red thing) is a dual phaser. It is an audio effect you might use with a guitar, voice or even an audio mix. The second is a band-saw box. It's laminated walnut, maple and African padauk. While making this box I discovered the axiom that factory blades are not very good. It was a real chore to get this cut. With my new blade -- it would be a breeze.
Glad to find this forum,