Hi, I'm not a pro, but I've always bought "fixers" (for the DW and myself) and taken my time in restoring them to a good condition. I guess you could call it my hobby since it takes up most of my free time. There is very little I won't do myself, so having a forum to bounce ideas or get help seems like a good thing. Getting good advice from employees at the big box stores is pretty iffy. I've posted a question down on the safety catagory, so if anyone has any opinions, "fire" away.