I guess I forgot to mention that I abhorred school !!! LOL
The only courses I enjoyed were auto mechanics, technical drawing, Geography and ???? can't think of any other. Oh yes did I mention that at that time I didn't enjoy woodworking ! wow how we change, from not enjoying something to now teaching it to others ! and loving it.
I attended French schools from grade 1 to grade 6, then tried the English schools for my first 2 years of high school and then ended up in a very small school that the only optional course was typing. That's when I asked my parents if I could go back to the French school and take the auto mechanics course. I am thankful that I learned the French language for it has allowed me to excel during my career. Living in Quebec Canada, French is a must if you want to succeed. I can also say that'' je n'ai jamais entendu ou utilisť ce mot J'abhorre '' ! but I assure you I know many other bad words that I won't mention. LOL
Don't fear your tools, pay attention and respect the tools and avoid injury.