Wow, I never expected what I post here to have so many responses. I like that. It seems to me that a wider range of skill sets are represented here, which is nice for advice purposes. The projects are seem wonderful, and have given me some good ideas. I hope to be able to make beautiful projects like I see here someday in the future.
So far, time seems to be a limiting factor. My life seems to revolve around my 1.5 yr old son (which I don’t mind because I kinda like him a lot). I get some time at night after he’s in bed to work on things (but I can’t use any loud powertools because of the noise), and about 45 min to 1.5 hr on the weekend days when he’s napping. It turns out that my projects go pretty slow because of that.
So far, I built a workbench and a cart to put my tablesaw on. I made it such that the workbench can act as the outfeed table. Maybe I’ll plan on posting those up as a project soon. Currently, I’m working on some pretty easy gutter type shelves, but I’m taking my sweet time on them. Mostly, I’m using it as an excuse to play around with some of the tools (first time with the table saw, first time with the router, first time with a powered sander). I want to learn to do things right, but I’m not sure if the wife is happy with the project duration since they’re her shelves.