Very happy to report I just got out and did some stuff lately. Finally made a 'rocket stove' for boiling water quickly with wood fire. One gallon paint cans cut together to make an L tube, in an old trash can surrounded by old ashes. Fired up very well on first try.
I will probably play with it a bit and get the air tube working a bit better. Still, I've been thinking about this for years.
And, made a outdoor towel rack on a pulley. I LOVE sun dried towels. Here it is down: