Re: Where/when did you learn your woodworking skills?
Possibly the earliest childhood memory I have is messing around in my Dad's shed, finding a couple nails and a hammer, and banging them into the workbench. The standard punishment in those days for anything, was a good whack or two and designed to make sure it hurt. So I do remember the fear I felt when my Dad came asking who did it. Looked at my bro and we both said "not me". Mt Dad who could not figure who it was let it go with a warning.
But banging in nails was such irresistible fun that I did it some more and eventually received my just deserts.
Then as a teenager I helped the boss drop a load of timber next to the dropsaw and sawbench & he told me to cut it into nuc sides. Since I'd never used those tools before & telling him that might not have been a good plan I took a close look to figure how they worked, set them up and got started. Went well, enjoyable even.
44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).