Hi Sam! I am also brand new to this forum. I am a CNC Machinist and I enjoy making things. I am a big "from scratch" kind of guy, and anything I can make from raw materials, whether it's baking a loaf of bread or turning chess pieces on a lathe.
I like 'from scratch' as well, drives my wife nuts. I don't even like to use ketchup or mustard in my bar-b-que sauce.