More than you wanted to know...
main hobby/pastime is woodworking, which I learned pretty much from "trial
and error" and through observation and analysis of others' work.
Exchanging info with other woodworkers on various Internet forums and in other
woodworking areas has also helped me build my knowledge base, and has given me
many helps, hints, and suggestions for techniques that have helped me improve
the quality and my enjoyment of my woodworking.
I've been a 'regular' on several different woodworking sites/boards for about twenty-five years, now. I've made many "electronic friends", and have actually visited with quite a few of them when they, or I, have been in one another's home towns. It's always enjoyable to meet face-to-face someone whom you've "known" for several years through the forums.
Although I've always had a tool box and "tool collection" in all the places we've lived, and have continuously added to it as I needed (or could afford) it. I set up my first "permanent" (yeah, right!) wood shop in the first house we bought in 1972... Now in its fourth "permanent" location, my shop continues to be a 'work in progress' †- this time in a dedicated 26' X 32' building.
I prefer to build one-of-a-kind furniture, but being a homeowner, I also end up doing a lot of home maintenance and home repair projects as well. I've built everything from red oak †and Alder kitchen cabinets to a barn and a rough redwood garden shed. Projects included a tambour fronted birch hamper, an oak wine rack/serving table, a Morris chair, a kitchen island, a complete kitchen's worth of alder cabinetry, end tables, chairs, sofa and coffee tables, and a complete kitchen re-do at the Ohio house.
Other older projects were a new fireplace mantle and book cabinet surround, and new headboard & side cabinets for the bedroom.
I've built much of the wood furniture in my house. One of my better projects was the Morris chair which I adapted to my own liking, using three different sets of plans/drawings as the basis.† I gave it to my niece, having moved to a smaller house where it was just too big for the living room.
My other interests include computers, gardening, cooking, shooting,... the list goes on and on!
I've been married to Mida, my high school sweetheart, for 52 years now, and am looking forward to many more! We have no offspring, but do have two dogs - a Standard Schnauzer and a Standard Poodle - that we treat and spoil like children.