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Jun 06, 2014

Weekend Project: How to Make a Leather Wall-Mounted Knife and Tool Rack

Magnetic strips and drawers and knife blocks begone! This custom solution allows you to add some serious texture to your kitchen or workspace while protecting the edges of your tools - with a leather knife and tool rack.  … read more

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Jun 06, 2014

Happy Hour: Up Your Summer Gin Cocktail and Make "The Stolen Negroni"

Summer weekends are the perfect time to test out a new cocktail. Stop by the store on the way home from work, grab a new bottle and some citrus, and spend the rest of the weekend gathering with friends and nailing it down, just right. 

This weekend, I'll be trying out an update on my number one, very favorite, easy-to-order-cause-its-hard-to-mess-up-unless-they-shake-it cocktail, the Negroni, by cocktail blogger Emily Arden… read more

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Jun 05, 2014

The Masculine Home: 5 Ideas to Create Simple Vignettes

Kuu Lamps

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A vignette is a visual focus point that identifies the character of a room. These intentional areas are often the shots you'll see published in magazines, and you can achieve 'em at home, using mostly items you already have. Here are 5 ideas to get you… read more

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Jun 05, 2014

The Process: How to Create a Hand Carved Wooden Sign from Scratch

created at: 05/28/2013

ManMade reader Donal McKernan is an expert in graphic design and dimensional sign-making at Danthonia Designs, a hand-crafted sign shop in Inverell, Australia.

created at: 06/05/2014 Danthonia recently released a series of how-to videos, detailing the process to making a one-of-a-kind hand-carved wooden sign.  … read more

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Jun 04, 2014

How to: Make Gin and Tonic Sorbet

For many, the great treat of summer is a quality gin and tonic. For others, the warmer months mean ice cream season. And now, those two groups can hold hands as they sit outside in the long days and smell freshly cut grass after they barbecue amidst other summer tropes with some of this: gin and tonic… read more

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Jun 03, 2014

The ManMade Guide To Better Product and Tabletop Photography

created at: 04/16/2013

There are sorts of reasons a guy would wanna take great photos at home: an artist or crafter, online shop owner, Instagram power user, or just an everyday documenter extraordinaire.

Manmade Guide to Better Product Photography

 No matter your focus, these easy and affordable tips will help you dramatically improve your photography… read more

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Jun 03, 2014

DIY Inspiration: Penta-base Bookrest by TOC Studio

Penta-base Bookrest by TOC Studio

Give your favourite books and magazines the royal treatment with a "bookrest" that provides storage for your current reads while showing off their cover… read more

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Jun 02, 2014

Outfitted: Father's Day Gift Ideas for Guys That Make and Build Stuff (+ Giveaway!)

created at: 05/29/2014

Oh...Father's Day. Even if you don't remember it's coming, the barrage of ads will always remind you. The ads, the ads. The ads that seem to think the only thing you should ever buy your dad is either a lawn mower or a grill or power tools. Which, on one hand, isn't totally awful, because grills and tools (and lawnmowers?) are cool, but here's the rub: tools are a personal thing. They're bought for a specific project, or a skill set, or a desire to learn a new technique.

Duluth Trading Co. gift card giveaway!
(Yup, we're also giving away FIVE $100 gift cards to Duluth Trading Co. Read on to find out how toread more

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Jun 02, 2014

How To: Make a Simple Wooden Bench

An easy and super affordable way to add some extra… read more

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May 08, 2014

Shopping Guide: 7 Spring Style Essentials for the Modern Guy

spring lookbook

Hibernation season is officially officially over and it's time to transition into the warmer months of the year. So, we've gathered a few essentials that will help you feel like yourself while staying… read more

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May 07, 2014

How to: Start a Campfire with One Match

created at: 05/07/2014

Starting a fire is an essential life skill, for sure, and most of us have our preferred technique: the lean-to, the tepee, the log cabin. But, even though most fires aren't started in emergency, or even in one-match situations, that's part of the fun. Once you've learned how to do it without turning a gas knob or lighting one of those Duralast logs, lighting a fire with one match (or spark from a starter) becomes part of the game, even if you have a whole box at your side.… read more

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May 06, 2014

DIY Project Inspiration: The Pack Series by Takehomedesign

pack series by takehomedesign

These simple images of the Pack series from Takehomedesign illustrates one of my favorite principles to create to make a huge difference in your… read more

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May 02, 2014

How to: Make the Ultimate Fully Loaded Nachos

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, an attempt at creating the ultimate fully-loaded nacho recipe. The… read more

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May 02, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a Paper Airplane that Flies Forever

A little science-y paper craft project to give a shot this weekend (or to goof off at work on a Friday): a perpetually flying… read more

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May 01, 2014

Roundup: 6 Masculine Ways to Use Plywood in Your Home

Plywood DIY Ideas

Plywood. We love it. It's affordable, it's easy to work, and brings all kinds of warmth and texture into any masculine-friendly… read more

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Apr 30, 2014

How to: Print a "One Sheet of Paper" Book By Hand

Artist, writer, and teacher Andrew Salomone came up with this creative way to print an eight-page book from a single sheet of… read more

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Apr 29, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Leather Sunglasses Case

Sunglasses weather is back! Well, sorta. Close enough for me, anyway. Sporting a pair is not only practical (it is), stylish (can be), but's it's also good for your health. Seriouread more

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Apr 29, 2014

The Process: Crafting a Handmade Surfboard from Scrap Wood

created at: 05/28/2013

created at: 04/29/2014

ManMade reader and filmmaker Alessandro Rodrigues got together with his buddy to create "Against the Grain," a film documenting the process of making a wooden surfboard from… read more

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Apr 28, 2014

How to: Make an Industrial Steel Magnetic Memo Bar

I love a complicated weekend project as much as anyone, but I get equally excited about a quick 15-minute build that's full of clever use of materials. Case in point: this industrial modern magnetic notice… read more

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Apr 28, 2014

DIY Idea: Make Your Own Rustic Modern Copper Planters

Copper Planters

This warm and rustic yet contemporary copper planters are killer. They'd work in any kind of space, whether you live in a lush home or a modest… read more

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