Is it Fall yet?
At least I can take some time now to plan out what projects I'm going to work on once things cool down enough in my workshop for me to survive more than 30 minutes before bursting into flames.
My Daughter sent me an email the other day, posing as Bailey, and asking me to build her a playset for her room for Christmas. Does she know how to work her Old Man, or what? :) "Bailey" apparently wants something like this:
Its pretty cool, but costs over $1000 if you buy it from the company that sells them online. I'll knock one out, customized for my Baby Girl, for a crap-load less than that. That will take up a good bit of my shop time since I'll want to be done by December. Hopefully, Summer won't drag its feet and I'll be able to crank the workshop back up to speed in September or October.
About the only thing I've done recently project-wise is finish the masonry base for the Parlour Stove:
Its a bunch of 2x8 pavers that I picked up at Lowes. I arranged them the way that I wanted and then built a box out of pine with a piece of plywood recessed into the bottom. Came together pretty good and it makes the stove look more natural than it did just sitting on the carpet.