This place is pretty cool. I found several bits of information months ago and I have become hooked trying to learn more and offer what little advice I have. I have remodeled most of my home and done all sorts of other projects around my house such as re-roofing, replacing all the wiring and doing a 50 foot retaining wall. Many galleries are linked to below in my signature.
I worked for a flooring company for about 4 years and I also built machine tools for about 4 years. Due to a couple crushed vertebrae in 1998 (mortocycle) I went back to school and now I am a domain admin / Citrix admin and support about 100 of my groups almost 400 servers worldwide. I am employed by the parent company of where I work and they are a fortune 100 company.
Hopefully I can offer some guidance as I too am here to learn...
My constant project is my home, my play time is usually spent on my CNC router.