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Jun 06, 2011

How to: Make Better S'Mores at Home

Nothing beats a perfectly made s'more in the summer. A fluffy 'shmallow, roasted oh-so-carefully over glowing coals, then singed at the last possible minute for just a bit of char. (At least, that's how I like… read more

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Jun 06, 2011

Don't-It-Yourself: Slingshot that Shoots Circular Saw Blades

created at: 06/06/2011

We're all for creativity and pushing the limits of what you can make, but we're not so sure that shooting circular saw blades from a sling shot made of 2x4s is a good idea for anyone. Ever.

But, you should totally watch the video of this guy doing… read more

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Jun 06, 2011

The World's Best iPhone Photography

created at: 06/06/2011I carry my iPhone with me wherever I go, and often, my DSLR and at least two lenses. I often use my phone's camera for taking notes, quick photos to send to Twitter, etc, but I still like having the dials, controls, and depth-of-field provided my actual camera...

My heavy, bulky, likely unnecessary camera.

At least, so says Objective Scenes, a "a group blog dedicated to the art of mobile photography. All pictures are shot and edited exclusively on mobile devices (iPhones, Android, etc)."… read more

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Jun 06, 2011

ManMade Giveaway: Win a $100 American Express Gift Card from HGTV

created at: 06/06/2011

There's no better motivation to get started on a new project than some fresh materials, waiting to be cut up, glued, painted, or whatever awaits. And there's no better way to get fresh materials than for free!

So, ManMade is pumped to be joining up with HGTV to giveaway a $100 American Express Gift Card so that you can buy the things you need to get… read more

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Jun 03, 2011

Out!

created at: 06/03/2011

Friends, I'll be away for the next three days speakin' and learnin' at the Midwest Craft Caucus. It's a gathering of some seriously creative and talented people from around the handmade scene. 

It's already a blast, and is only gonna get better.

Follow the madness at #mwcraftcaucus

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Jun 02, 2011

How to: Make a Wooden Beer Mug

What's more fun then drinking beer on a warm summer evening? Drinking it from a handmade wooden stein you whipped up… read more

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Jun 02, 2011

An Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide

created at: 06/02/2011

I've gone on record before about my general distrust of gender-based gift guides. I find them to be mostly biased, reinforcing the norms that led me to start ManMade in the first place. But, more importantly, and more offensively, they're unimaginative. Yes, men wear t-shirts and have wallets, and play video games, and tend to like gadgets. We know this. Please take it to the next step.

But this fine Father's Day gift guide from Brittany and Jacob at Wantist avoids all the traps. Its inclusive for all types of guys, and provides unique, solid stuff, that anyone might want, including dads. Plus, it's beautifully designed and full of care.

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Jun 02, 2011

How To: Make Pizza without Dough

It comes as no surprise that we're huge fans of pizza on ManMade, particular homemade pies that beat the pants off delivery chains and rival the best independent pizza artisans. (Check out our ManMade guide to unbelievable pizza from scratch and at home.)

But, you can't just decide you wanna have pizza tonight, and have a steaming, cheesy pie in front of you in an hour. You gotta make the dough, let it rise, knead it like crazy, let it rest, preheat the oven or grill to crazy hot temperatures, etc, making it an all-day, or even a two-day, affair.

So, Luxirare got creative, and came up with an alternative solution,  which "is elegant enough to serve at a dinner party, but easy enough that you can cook it within 5-15read more

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Jun 01, 2011

Gummy Bearskin Rug

created at: 06/01/2011

Sometimes, I see things that confirm my faith in… read more

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Jun 01, 2011

How To: Make a Longboard, a Simple DIY Skateboard

The craft of skateboard production is no small potatoes: steam-bending plywood, custom wood laminating, great mechanics, awesome art. Not surprisingly, a well-crafted deck can also net a few hundred bucks. And for good reason.

But, what if you just wanna try it out? What if you just want something simple to cruise around the neighborhood, or to misbehave with a few buddies, a scooter, and some rope?(I'll tell you that story another time).

You make your own, from simple household… read more

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