Thank you for your excellent and insightful remarks. I have made note of them. You have given me inspiration to revise how I look at woodworking, to look at it more broadly.
I am quite new to this, although I grew up watching my Dad make things for the house on his Shopsmith. I am just now developing ideas as to what I might need and what directions this might take.
I am based in Atlanta. I know we have Highland Woodworking here for new tools, although I have not yet been to visit.
I look forward to participating in this forum and reading your comments.