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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 approve.   

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Feb 19, 2014

Design Inspiration: Bread From Scratch

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The backyard earth oven has been taken to a whole new (accessible) level...

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Feb 19, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: February 19, 2014

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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 and shapes.

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Feb 19, 2014

Cheer On Your Favorite Olympic Athletes with the #ItsOurTime App [Sponsored]

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In 1980, the U.S. men's ice hockey team was made up of a collection of amateur and collegiate athletes hardly known for its hockey prowess in any region south of the Great Lakes. In a medal round match against the Soviet Union - an ice hockey powerhouse and then Cold War-era antagonist - the U.S. team managed to beat the CCCP in what became known as the "Miracle on Ice," and the moment that Sports Illustrated dubbed the Top Sports Moment of the entire 20th century.    

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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; those that I

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Feb 18, 2014

World Backpacker Documents His Adventures with a Huge Back Tattoo

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Backpacker Bill Passman has a goal. An understandable goal for any adventure traveler: he wants to visit every country on Earth, and see what there is to see. 

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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 bins

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Feb 17, 2014

How Many Ways are There to Tie a Tie? About a 177,000 More than You'd Think...

created at: 02/17/2014

I know how to tie a tie in three different ways...though I really only use the one (Half Windsor). I figured there were, oh, seven or eight other ways to do it, and perhaps I'd learn them at some point Turns out, I was way off on that number. By about, oh, a hundred and seventy seven thousand one hundred and thirty five. Ish.    

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Feb 13, 2014

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

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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 assistance.

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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 traditions.     

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