I’m Mike. Thanks for letting me join the forum. I’ve been a long time tool owner, but consider myself a real beginner when it comes to woodworking. I’ve decided to put the stuff in my garage to use instead of just gathering dust. I don’t intend to do any large projects at this time, but likely things like boxes and turnings, stuff the wife wants :-), etc. Stuff that won’t take a long time to complete or take over the garage. I’ve also decided to learn how to use hand tools. (at least when creating boxes) Most people can learn to push a board through a table saw or create dovetails with a router, but it takes real skill to do these things with hand planes, back saws and chisels. I’m hoping to be able to learn those skills. I look forward to the quite and intimacy of the work instead of the noise and ever present danger of spinning blades.
Looking forward to interacting with the group.