hi from los angeles
new to the forum, and also to woodworking. i've just converted half of our garage into a makeshift shop, and i'm focusing on working with hand tools since i have neither money nor space for big power tools.
however, if there's somebody else in or near LA that has a well-outfitted shop and would be willing to let me use some of the bigger machines (and show me how, particularly planer/jointer) on occasion get in touch! i'd love to be able do this stuff myself instead of getting boards milled at the lumberyard (store, more accurately).