The very start was in theater shops, making sets and some props. None of those are still around, but my favorite piece was a miniature grand piano for a production of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown. Keys worked, but it was not supposed to make any noise. I remember using a hand saw to cut grooves in the ply that made the curved part of the side. Of course, it didn't have any black keys, which was Linus complaint about his toy piano in the comic strip. I also made an elecromagnet device that released the very last leaf on the tree on cue.
Way back, in Junior High, a friend and I made a bunch of fake tree trunks for some stage production. They were made with long stringers set on curved "bulkheads", kind of like an old stick model plane. Last stage project was a couple of years ago I made a set of faux French doors for a production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which are still in use. More serious woodworking, cabinets, bookshelves and the rest are only during the last 8-10 years.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.