Hello people! My name is G Jones. I'm 33 years old, and I'm on permanent disability due to breaking my back 10 years ago (I like to think of it as retired before 40 ;D ) So I have a ton of time, a very small workplace (a big desk with an L extension). I also have a very limited income of a couple hundred Canadian $ a month. What I would like to do is approach the idea of setting up a machine shop from the ground up using what few tools and techniques I have available to me. I figure to start I'll buy a surface plate, and maybe a set of gauge blocks, then from there make all the tools I might need in order to make small hobbyist models and gadgets. I fortunately have nothing but time. I expect this will take many, many years, which I happen to have, and plan to document it with video, maybe make a youtube series to show people what is possible if you have a limited income and enough time and determination. I would love to chat with you guys and discuss ideas and plans, and make some online friends to help me through my journey! I have many many years of woodworking experience, but not a lot of metalworking skills, so it's going to be an adventure of discovery, I'm sure. Looking forward to meeting you all!