I decided to take up a woodworking class at the local adult school. Wood working has always interested me after my brief stint in wood shop in junior high (many many moons ago) but the lack of equipment didn't allow me to pursue the interest. Any simple projects you folks could suggest? Also whats a durable/hard/cheap wood i could use for a decorative piece that wont get dented easily? Hopefully i'll have all 10 fingers at the end of this semester.