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Mar 03, 2014

How to: Make a Winter BLT Worth Eating

I'm sure I'm not alone in proclaiming: the BLT is a perfect sandwich. Not because it has bacon; many sandwiches have bacon. Rather, it's what it does with the bacon, playing it off of the other requisite parts: crunchy lettuce, a spread of tangy mayo, toasted but-not-too-crunchy bread, and the bright, acidic summer… read more

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Mar 03, 2014

5 Ways to Transition Your Style from Winter to Spring

"Soon," says Tanner Guzy, "winter will be waning, and with it we’ll shed our cold weather uniform." The thaw is coming...some of us had a taste last week, until Titan came along and dumped plenty of fresh ice and snow. But, spring will happen, cause it happens every… read more

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Mar 03, 2014

How to: Stay Clean and Organized During DIY and Craft Projects

This weekend, I made a mess. A cover-the-entire-room-in-tiny-little-scraps-of-paper and a get-out-every-marker-and-cutting-tool kinda mess. It's still on the floor, on my office chair, on the main work table, on the computer desk, on my cutting mat, and its trail has seeped into the hallway. See, I've always been the kinda of maker that gets all the requisite tools and materials out… read more

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Feb 28, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Heavy Duty Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

created at: 02/28/2014A Bluetooth speaker is a great way to enjoy music outdoors: while grilling or dining outside, when camping, at a barbecue or picnic, even when doing yardwork or outdoor maintenance projects. But, because they're made of fragile parts and cases, they can't always stand up to the rougher conditions and surfaces of outdoor… read more

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Feb 27, 2014

How to: Add Custom Decals to Personalize Any Glass Jar

How to personalize a honey jar

You can print on paper, you can print on fabric, you can even print on wood, but customizing glass has remained a little… read more

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Feb 26, 2014

How to: Make a Custom Bike Frame Carrying Handle

created at: 02/26/2014

Bicycles get around by pedals, chains, gears, and wheels. Except, all the times that they don't, and they get around by being carried by their rider. Anyone who spends significant time on a bicycle can attest— on nearly every ride, there's a time when your bike gets lifted off the… read more

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Feb 26, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: February 26, 2014

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

 

created at: 02/26/2014
This is an interactive graph based on some serious math that proves: it's always a better financial decision to get the bigger pizza.… read more

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Feb 25, 2014

How to: Make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

created at: 02/25/2014

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in materials. Plus, it's easy to create even if you don't have access to a huge forest or wood pile, and doesn't require a chainsaw or any fancy power tools.  

Let's make… read more

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Feb 24, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Hardwood Comb

created at: 02/24/2014

Today I learned something new: a wooden comb has all sorts of benefits over plastic.… read more

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Feb 24, 2014

DIY Idea: Make Simple Patterned Wooden Crates For Storage

DIY Idea: Patterned crates

We can never get enough of using wooden crates for storage, especially when they look this… read more

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Feb 21, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Leather Camp Axe Sheath

The winter weather isn't quite over, but it seems we've seen the worst of the polar vortexes (vorticises?). So, while it's not quite the time to head out on weekend camping trips (unless your loaded with four-season and mountaineering gear), it is the time to think about heading out on weekend camping trips and getting your gear ready.… read more

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Feb 20, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Leather Strap Pendant Light

Rustic, modern, masculine. All the things I like to see in one mighty DIY… read more

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Feb 19, 2014

How to: Make a Rustic Built-In Shelves with Plumbing Pipes

created at: 02/19/2014

If you spend any time in the craft and DIY blogosphere, you've likely seen your fair share of galvanized pipe furniture and storage projects. Which, of course, are all cool and affordable and very customizable, and we… read more

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Feb 19, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: February 19, 2014

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

 

New York artist Calvin Seibert recently visited Hawaii, where he spent 10 days experimenting with abstract, geometric sandcastles… read more

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Feb 18, 2014

The Cocktail Every Man Should Be Drinking This Winter

created at: 02/18/2014

Some guys have their go-to libation: no matter the time, no matter the place, they want this beer or that drink, and the matter really isn't up for discussion. Others are constantly switching up their poisons, perusing the menu for familiar flavors, taking the advice of the bartender, or simply having what everyone else at the table ordered.

Then, there's the rest of us;… read more

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Feb 18, 2014

How to: Update Your Old Speakers by Simply Replacing the Foam

created at: 02/18/2014

A fine pair of audio speakers is a common sight at a secondhand store, but, of course, there's a reason the original donor got rid of them. Perhaps it was a failure in the wiring (easily fixable), a distaste for the 80s faux wood laminate case work (um...paintable?), but most likely, it's a simple… read more

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Feb 17, 2014

How to: Make Quick and Easy Leather Storage Bins

created at: 02/17/2014

We all need an inexpensive way to store little sets of goodies: the ingredients for a project, that paperwork you've meaning to get to, your daily carry items that you take off and out of your pockets each evening. To keep everything in check, allow me to suggest these simple, rugged leather storage… read more

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Feb 13, 2014

How to Build Your Own DIY Photography Light for Under $15.00

created at: 02/13/2014
This ManMade guest post was written by Tj Cosgrove of Explosivo Network

If you’ve ever done any kind of videography or photography, you’ll know that having enough light on your scene and your subject is the key to a good image. On a nice sunny day, that’s not much of a problem, but when shooting indoors (or if you, like me, happen to live in the Northwest of England) you’re going to need a little artificial… read more
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Feb 13, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Wool Fisherman's Hat

Depending on where you live, these are are known by different names. I'd just call it a "knit cap" or "stocking cap"...some call them tuques, wool hat, toboggan. My hat-loving friend from the Southwest U.S. even calls every non-brimmed hat a "beanie"...whereas in my mind, a beanie is made of rainbow panels, and definitely has a propeller on top. Language is neat.

Whatever you call them, they're a staple item this time of year, and can be worn in a variety of ways to evoke different… read more

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Feb 11, 2014

5 Ways to Fix that Worn Out Piece of Clothing

old denim shirt patch idea

Face it. Sometimes, clothing wears out. Even hard working denim...… read more

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