As a person that got a "C" in Jr High wood shop class , It definitely helped my SHELF ESTEEM. Yep, I said it.
If you like making things, definitely have a look at http://techshop.ws/
If there isn't a Techshop near you yet, send them an email and tell your friends to email them. I can't believe my luck that they opened one here. I'd have to win an awfully big lottery to have all the tools and support that are available to me at Techshop. And now after I eventually win that lottery, I can spend all the money on airplanes and cars.