Hi, I am 42 and have absolutely no woodworking skills. I do have the desire. I own a Craftsman compound miter saw, band saw, contractors table saw, and router and table. All of it Craftsman. I know now that the table saw was a very poor choice on my part. I need a saw more geared for furniture/cabinets. I am determined to develop some skills before I start buying better equipment though. I do need to invest in some hand tools. I do have a very old hand miter saw and guide, I think it is a Stanley model but cant be sure. I have two very old brace drills and some old bits. I have pictures of those if yall are interested. I live between Houston & Humble.