I wanted to get over my fear of power tools; mainly the table saw really freaked me out. I still don’t own one myself but it was fun to learn the woodworking process. I took a one-on-one class with a talented woodworker, Jim Stafford. He walked me through the process of making a small cabinet over the course of a few weeks. Super fun but table saws are still scary.
Jim’s Website: http://www.byjimeny.com/About/index.html