I'm Armchair Bronco, and I'm new to the site. I just posted a thread in the power tools section asking for advice on buying a 10" table saw. I've been working with wood since I was a kid, but it's usually been with very small projects like radio controlled airplanes and gliders. I still build these things as an adult (I'm 46) but now I use EPP (Expanded Polypropelene) as a building material for my combat and bungee-launched gliders.
I'm interested in doing some DIY-type projects around the house, maybe putting in some wood floors, rebuilding the wooden fence in my back yard, and making some small pieces of furniture.
My passion for wood working came from my Granddad. He was born in 1903 and carpentry and woodworking was a lifetime hobby for him. He did everything from finishing out rooms to building high-quality furniture and making sheds and small storage buildings.
I work as a software design engineer during the day, so it's important for me to have some hobbies that have NOTHING to do with computers, software, or programming. I play electric guitar every day. I also enjoy trap shooting, target shooting, and radio controlled slope and combat gliders (small ones with a 1-meter wingspan).
Hope to get some good ideas from the "experts" on this site and maybe learn enough to eventually offer advice for a newbie a year or two from now!