Hi y'all, let me begin by saying that we moved here from the Northeast about 3 yrs ago. Our family had moved to Thomasville from the same area of the country as we about 3 years prior. Because we only had the opportunity to see them a couple times a year and my wife and I had recently retired, our move to Lexington seemed like a no brainer. Incidentally, we loved the rich southern laid back style, the much warmer weather and it's history here in the South. I worked as a non skilled laborer in a couple of factory settings for 45 years but had always wished that I could have the ability to be skilled at something. I was envious of people who could do something creative with their mind and hands. But what? Before retiring I became interested in woodworking and began to watch Norm Abrams......right from the beginning. Later, it was Tom Silva, The Woodsmith Shop and many others, I couldn't get enough of them. I loved the way they could improvise, be creative and think out of the box. When we moved to Lexington, I was receiving the Woodsmith Magazine and became further enhanced by the woodworking bug, so I purchased a few machines and thought that if I had plans from the magazine I could make anything. However, I was living a dream as I had no prior experience with woodworking tools. Furthermore, I have a learning disability and adult ADD. In addition, my skill set is highly limited and ability to think out of the box is non existent. Also, I live on a very strict budget and cannot purchase a lot of high end materials. I don't wish for sympathy, just that I wanted to let people know me a little better. Sorry that this was more of a book than anything else. Have a great day, stay healthy and enjoy your families.