Even though I'm a mechanical engineer I'm not very practical. Most of my work life has been doing stuff at my computer at my desk. But I was raised on a farm, so I've seen some tools used and pounded a few nails. Of course that was almost 35 years ago now.
I'm a home owner. When I "Do it Yourself" it is because I need to save some money on something that has to be done, not because I like it. (Very much the opposite.)
I hope I can contribute to the group as well as learn from it.