Welcome David. I'm sure I speak for all of us. We're glad you joined us. You couldn't have picked a better forum and group of folks.
The agregate body of knowledge here is mind blowing.
I have been doing new home construction and remodeling for 25 years, mostly remodeling.
I had always had an interest in woodworking so when I was laid-off about four years ago went full tilt with woodworking. I've been reading everything I can and buying tools as I need and can afford them.
Now I have a steady job and it's hard to find the time to spend in my shop. Oh the irony!
Still I WW when I can and enjoy every minute of it.
My Mom says she saw it coming when I would play for hours with the building blocks. I graduated to Lincoln Logs, then she bought me an Erector Set. I remember watching and "helping" my Dad in his shop when I was fiveish.
Mom says that when my Dad would go on assignment out of town for Sandia Labs I would often disapear and she would find me sitting in Dad's shop.
Guess it's in the blood.
But I digress.