There are loads of people documenting their interesting projects on youtube. It's fun to watch people explain their processes and solve problems as their project comes together over time. Here's a couple to start off:
Oklahoma's a land-locked state, but this husband/wife team are building a 74ft steel sail/motor boat in their back yard anyway. Been building for 8 years now, and hoping to get in the water in the next year or two. Start here, with steel delivery in 2008:
Health & safety, standard work practices, common sense and budget are all mysteries to Jamie, but he compensates by being a freak of self-motivation and ingenuity. Built his own home and workshop in the woods, invented a cool robot, built a huge one, sold the design to a toy company and moved to Panama on the proceeds, where he's building boats and an island fortress (yes really).
Far too many scatterbrained projects and playlists to list, but everything revolved around the giant spider robot for a long time.
Who else makes things and is entertaining/interesting about it?