I started out as a roofers helper at 16 years of age. Lasted about a year before a framing crew saw my zeal and stole me with more money, and more to learn.
5 years later after having been there done that ,built the 12000 sqft home...I needed sumtin to change. I was done workin on my tan and decided it was an indoor life for me in a warm shop through the winter.
5 years later and one kregjig in my toolbag...I can make just about anything.
Soooo there is hope for you and your hammers,in the shop, with a kregjig on the wall.
Before I was a licenced Inspector, trainer and mentor .... I was there once...I feel your backpain.
Ok, done with my resume.
PS, I love yard sales..not the exercise machines.