I've been lurking for awhile, reading up on various projects and techniques, and thought it time to step out.
I got started early this year, although technically my first project was a dress-up armoire that I hacked together in the fall. Couldn't figure out how to put hinges in a closet door, and that first foray with a new router has turned into a huge investment in my time and money.
I didn't see a place in my profile to list what my shop is like, or what my equipment breakdown is, so I'll catalog it a little here. I'm pigeonholed in a 12x12 shed in my backyard, with no permanent power. This has been the summer of sweat. I have about 80% of the Ryobi One+ line, which the fan and radio keep me cooler and more entertained than I normally would be. I have a Craftsman 17543 router mounted in a DIY table, a Craftsman 21829 that sees plenty of use. A Hitachi C10FCE2 handles the miter duty, while a AP1300 turns the trick for planing. My most recent big purchase is a Ridgid DP15501 for getting accurate holes. My current dust collection is a vacuum and a dust separator.
I tend to ask a ton of questions, and I always have multiple projects going on at once. With three kids under five and a commute that sees my work day stretch into thirteen hours, I don't always get things done as fast as I would like. I'm currently building a UTS for the shop, and I have about 10 gifts I need to make for Christmas staring me in the face.
If anyone is interested in how I work in such a small space (BTW - I share it with the junk from the house too) and what I've worked on, just ask. I have a blog that's listed as my homepage if you're interested.