Well I am the newest of newbies. I love fine woodworking with great woods and traditional methods. Most of my experience is in the area of flintlock rifles of the Pennsylvania gunsmithing schools. I have been a guitar nut for 30 odd years but never got to play enough to get good and never played bad enough to just give up. Then I went to Hawaii on my honeymoon and got addicted to ukulele jazz. Well one thing led to another and I found your forum. Already enjoying a read through the old posts and learning a lot. I see some very familiar names here and feel pretty humble to be in the presence. I retired after 24 years of police work and sometimes have a rather sarcastic sense of humor that I will try to keep in check. I couldn't stand another mandolin picture so I used one of my partners instead.