Thanks, man. I always tell people the same thing: aside from metal shop in high school, no formal training, just learning by trial and error with advice from anywhere I can find it. It may be discouraging at first, but if you keep at it, you will be surprised by how much you can learn by the time you hit my age (if you are curious, my age is the number on this bike.) There is sort of a multiplying effect as you learn more skills, where something you learned elsewhere will apply to a new skill, and make it where you pick it up quicker. Start small, but always challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone a little and learn something new.I wish I had your fabrication abilities.