Man Made DIY


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Feb 01, 2013

How to: Make Barbecue Sweet Potato Chips at Home

created at: 02/01/2013

There are few things in life I have trouble resisting...and barbecue potato chips are on the very top of that list. Bad ones are awful, but great bbq chips have a perfect blend of salty, smoky, sweet, and savory, all bound in a great crunch. I'm a total sucker...   … read more

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Feb 01, 2013

Amazing Aerial Photos of Colorful Fields in the Netherlands

For the same reason I get a kick out of this bright pink lake in Senegal or these colorfully striped mountains in China, the amazing colors and abstract geometric shapes of these aerial photos of… read more

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Feb 01, 2013

How to: Make a Knotted Leather Key Ring

If you're looking for a weekend project to do while you're stuck inside in these blasted temperatures, or just a general introduction to working with leather, consider making one of these classic, masculine key rings.   … read more

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Jan 31, 2013

Menswear Dog

There are likely tens of thousands of menswear blogs out there, and as the proprietor of a men's site, I try to keep up with them.   

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Jan 31, 2013

A Rare Historical Scotch, Back on the Rocks

In 1907, Ernest Shackleton and his crew set out to reach the South Pole, taking all the gear, food, and fuel necessary to keep the team alive in the extreme climate. The Antarctic explorer also brought something else with him, cases … read more

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Jan 30, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Cassette Tape MP3 Player

For me and my generation, music was cassette tapes. We never found the radio stations that played anything but Top 40, albums and LPs too public and, uh, not portable , and CDs too fragile. I still have a box, though my last means of playing them went when I sold my first car...   … read more

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Jan 30, 2013

An Animated Gif that Shows How a Key Opens a Standard Lock

This might be old news to some, but I'll cop to the fact that I had more-or-less zero idea how a key and lock actually works. Something with tumblers and cylinders and somethingorother... 

And then, I watched this animated gif, and everything makes perfect sense, and I feel sorta silly for not knowing it before.    … read more

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Jan 30, 2013

A Woodworking Robot that Carves Furniture with a Chainsaw

For Passagen 2013 (Interior Design Week in Cologne), Berlin-based company Echtwald has teamed up wit Kkaarrlls to create this: a robot who cuts stackable stools from tree trunks with a chainsaw.

Is there more that needs to be said? Well, yeah, actually...   … read more

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Jan 30, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: January 30, 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.


I wish I could see the world like artist… read more

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Jan 29, 2013

Fun Fact of the Day: This Guy is a Crafter

created at: 01/29/2013

Not only can Ryan Gosling wear a suit with the best of 'em, but the actor also has a dedicated interest in making stuff.      … read more

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