Somebody stole your cutting board and mallet?
My mom still has a couple cutting boards. Don't think I even made a mallet. But I only did the one year. My brother made a grandfather clock and coffee table that are still in mom's house. Surprisingly, he did not go on to become a woodworker. Such wasted talent.
Seriously though, I took power mechanics (strip down a lawnmower engine and then put it back together) in 9th grade or so, and I still find that useful today, basis for working on cars.