Welcome to the forum, Adam. Not that I can help mind you. :roll:
Cripes, Chris. You're favourites list must be triple the size of mine! :shock: But Lonnie Bird? Ernie Conover? I thought DC and DS was stretching the definition of south east a bit far, but really.... :lol:
He does a regular column in Furniture and Cabinetmaking, so it might pay you to pick up a copy or two to see if you like his style. He seems to know his stuff, but as with all teaching situations, IMO, you have to click with the tutor to really get the best from it.