Remember the feeling on that first fun project that you completed completely on your own? I got that call this week from my teenage son. His first words on the phone were "It came out perfect". He has been building his own Skim board using a foam core and fiberglass/epoxy with a vacuum lamination. It was a pretty complex project building a wood shaping frame, sourcing the right materials and techniques. It was great seeing that expression on his face and voice tone in building something completely on his own.
My first wood project like that was building an toy box for his older brother with a hand saw and router and figuring out dado joints. The box is still square 24 years later.
What were your first projects and what do your remember about the feelings?