I feel like I have not been doing much woodworking but have, actually, been hard at work. I am changing my library into a woodshop. First I had to move enough bookcases out to make room for the lumber strewn about the house. Next I built a system of bins to hold the scraps. They are rather rustic, but they were built with wood I had on hand.
Now I am working on the shelves that will hold the lumber for my projects. You can buy shelves for lumber, but they are expensive. These will be build out of pallet slates for the supports and three purchased 1X12X8s for the shelves. Cutting the panel slates into the appropriate lengths was time consuming with a panel saw, but that is done. Now I am constructing the actual supports. This involves screwing sets of slates together into L or T shapes for stability. Then the boards go on these supports, and the whole thing is screwed to the wall. I hope to have that completed in a week, then can put some order into the wood pile.
Then I can move out the rest of the books and build a workbench, cabinets, and the other needed storage for my shop. Finally, I will have a place to work other than my dining room table. Then I just have to get the tools to make the things I want, or make the tools, depending on what they are.
So, this is my summer project — build a workshop. What are you working on?