I'm a software developer by trade, so in my everyday life if I try something and it doesn't work, I can just change what I've done and re-run it. Of course, that option's not always available with a saw or a drill.
I occasionally think I can build things out of wood - a shelf, or a table. Nothing complicated Usually what I wind up with doesn't look much like what I hoped it would. But usually it works, for what I intended. :)
I hope to find folks here who understand wood and tools better than I do, and can tell me "here's how you do that" or at least tell me "Holy cow, that's not a good idea!"
And I hope everyone's having a good holiday season so far.