Over the last year, I've started getting back into woodworking and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love it. My grandpa owned a cabinet shop just south of Kansas City for decades and he retired about 10 years ago. When I was growing up, he'd let me work for him in the summers for around $100/week. I was a kid so my job was mostly just cleaning up the sawdust but occasionally, they'd give me a sander, or a nail gun, or even let me use the chop saw. It was a major highlight of my youth. Just over a year ago my wife and moved out of our first home where we lived for 13 years. The house was too small to set up any kind of woodshed and I simply didn't have the funds then to get into it much. Our new house has a 3 car garage and I've converted the 3rd car bay into my new woodshed and. I'm. on. Cloud 9. I've started building smaller things, boxes, serving trays, record stand, pallet walls, etc. but I'm starting to build furniture for my wife. She wants a couple new tables (entry table and dinner table) for the house. She tells me all the time that this is the first hobby of mine that she loves because she gets things out of it. haha I don't know what I love more: building to honor the memories of my grandfather from years ago or seeing my wife's eyes light up when I make something unexpected for her. ...it's good to be making sawdust again.