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Jul 08, 2013

How to: Hammer Nails Like a Pro

created at: 07/08/2013

Even in the days of impact drivers, cordless, battery-powered nailers , and more kinds of screw heads that one can name, sometimes a hammer is still the best tool for the job. And while the process seems simple, anyone who's ever used will tell you: there's a lot to go wrong.   … read more

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Jun 27, 2013

How to: Give a Vintage Fan an Industrial Modern Makeover

created at: 06/27/2013

Vintage desk fans have great lines, and can bring and old world, industrial-vibe to any space. Most are made pretty well, and worth picking up for a few dollars at thrift stores and secondhand shops. … read more

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Jun 27, 2013

How to: Fold a DIY Paper Bow Tie

The cool kids at Fiber Lab came up with this playful paper bow tie project. You can download the free PDF templates, and fold your own from two standard sheets of paper.   … read more

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Jun 25, 2013

Konstruktor: The DIY SLR Camera You Make Yourself

Credit [http://microsites.lomography.com/konstruktor/]

Lomography has caught up with the DIY trend by creating a brand new 35mm camera that comes in bits and pieces, ready to … read more

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Jun 19, 2013

How to: Build Your Own Papercraft Torso with Removable Organs

Around a year and a half ago, ManMade featured a behind-the-scenes look at how artist Horst Kiechle created this anatomically correct paper torso with removable organs to teach children biology lessons in the Fiji Islands.

Now, a cool update: Horst has provided a full how-to so you can make your own, complete with free downloadable templates.    … read more

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Jun 19, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: June 19, 2013

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. 

 

This camp cobbler on a mountaintop recipe video by Shaun and Kelsey of Happyolks is doing everything it can… read more

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Jun 13, 2013

ManMade Guide: Step Up Your Homemade Cocktails with Your Own DIY Infused Spirits

Studies have shown that a well-stocked liquor cabinet increases the chance of feeling awesome (studies conducted by ourselves over the weekend). This includes having several custom, home-infused spirits: one bottle suddenly has multiple options and flavor profiles.

How to infuse your own spirits

And? It's … read more

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Jun 13, 2013

A Papercraft BBQ Grill Fest by Zim and Zou

French designers and paper artists Zim and Zou (Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann) handcrafted this amazing paper featuring all kinds of grilled goodies and outdoor dining accoutrement … read more

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Jun 12, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: June 12, 2013

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. 


Inside the archives of the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, includes this interesting sheet of paper: a personal recipe for JFK's favorite dish:    … read more

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Jun 12, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Wooden Entryway Organizer for Your Daily Use Items

Postfossil Bike Rack [http://www.postfossil.ch/en/products/17/]

Those who live in small places or without a dedicated mud room or home landing pad can attest: it's hard to keep those things you take in and out of the house everyday organized. Especially if one of them is a bicycle.    

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Jun 10, 2013

Man Up: 5 Summer Reads for the Curious and Creative Guy

Portlandia: a guide for visitors[http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26384917&parentid=A_ENT_BOOKS_BOOK]

Need new reads for this summer? No problemo. This roundup will show you 5 interesting books that will make you smarter, manlier, and more creative.… read more

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Jun 10, 2013

How to: Make an Easy DIY Screwdriver Coat Rack

Like any true DIYer, designer and artist Ben Uyeda likes to have his tools on hand for quick fixes and tinkering. So, he came up with this original coat rack/storage project that incorporates a functioning set of screwdrivers into the design.   … read more

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Jun 10, 2013

A Self-Sustaining Tree House Community in Costa Rica

Inside the rain forests of Costa Rica, there's an entire "neighborhood" of tree houses... a full community complete with a cafe, community center, and, oh yeah: a network of zip lines, which residents use to move among the tree top properties.    … read more

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Jun 07, 2013

How to: Make Homemade Beer Ice Cream - The Flavors of Summer Unite!



 When you think about it, the idea of beer ice cream really does make sense. The malt flavors cut through the richness of eggs and cream, and the sweetness of the custard base provides a canvas for the… read more

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Jun 06, 2013

How to: Fix a Broken Zipper

created at: 06/06/2013

Many an otherwise great jacket or pair of jeans has been ruined by a faulty zipper. A tailor or gifted sewing machine user can replace your zipper for you, but if yours is a high quality all-metal set, you can easily fix your current zipper without any special tools or parts.   … read more

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Jun 05, 2013

Recipe: How to Make DIY Whiskey Hot Sauce

Know why foods like chili, Buffalo wings, tacos, or Southeastern Asian street foods always seem to taste better with beer, even though it does nothing to tame the heat and actually seems to make it worse?   … read more

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Jun 04, 2013

How to: Build an Outdoor Bar Cart

This summer, move beyond cans and a cooler of ice, and create a sturdy, portable bar cart for your outdoor cocktail parties and grill-filled get-togethers. This option is made from cedar dimensional lumber, so it can not only stand up to the elements, but it's a great project for those without a table saw and a bunch of fancy woodworking tools.    … read more

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Jun 04, 2013

A Felted TV Dinner

created at: 06/04/2013

Fiber artist LeBrie Rich created this fantastic vintage-inspired "TV dinner," complete with a rabbit-eared television, a nostalgic Hamm's beer, and a wooly turkey dinner.    … read more

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Jun 03, 2013

How to: Make a Picture Frame from a Vintage Leather Belt

Thrift stores in my neighborhood are full of these extra thick, extra decorative Western-style "cowboy" belts that look more late 1980s line dancing than late 1880s cattle rustler. It'd take a partner much braver than me to wear one in the real world, but… read more

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Jun 03, 2013

DIY Small-Batch, Artisanal High Fructose Corn Syrup

Artist and designer Maya Weinstein engages both the industrial food complex and the artisanal handmade food movement with her "DIY High Fructose Corn Syrup" kit.   … read more

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