Hi there -- been lurking here for a while now (so much good info in these pages) and finally decided to start posting after getting my first hand plane. I'm located in South Florida and have not been at it for very long -- less than a year, really. Always did repairs around the house and built things, but didn't do any woodworking until I got a free table saw by chance. After fixing it up I got more and more into it and the wife keeps requesting more and more projects (if I actually get to them is a different thing). I am an engineer in an IT company where I get to design and build complex systems -- I really like that with wood I can design+build and later on have something "real" that I can touch. Unfortunately the closest woodworker's guilds/clubs are over 70 miles away, so it looks like I will be doing most of my learning via books/internet and trial and failure. There are no shops geared to woodworking in town either (as far as I know). Could be worse though! I also have an almost 3 year old boy who takes up most of my free time outside of work. He loves to nail together boards and build towers out of scrap lumber.
Anyway, looking forward to learning more from you guys.