I took all the shop classes I could in Jr High and high School. Wood, metal, small engines. We also had a printing class with old letter-set plate printers. Can't remember how many times I spilled the letter plates after I had them set up.
I used the high school woodshop classes to refinish the stocks on almost all my hunting rifles. They get beat up packing them through the woods, but they looked like new after a visit to the workshop.