Man Made DIY


Jun 19, 2012

How to: Make the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies (No Joking...)

created at: 06/19/2012

If you search the world far and wide, you'll find no bigger chocolate chip cookie fan than me. As far as desserts go, I say cookies. As far as cookies go, I say chocolate chip. And, as far as chocolate chip cookies go, I'd always said classic Toll House, with a few slight modifications.

Until four years ago, when I discovered these.   … read more


Jun 19, 2012

The Process: How Major League Baseballs Are Made

created at: 05/28/2013

It seems strange to say it, but the process of creating baseballs that conform to Major League Baseballs standards is actually a pretty secretative process. Certainly, anyone whose played with a ball to deconstruction can admit that it's a leather exterior wrapped around a bunch of string and a bouncy ball in the center. But it's the precision cutting, curved stitching, and precise size … read more


Jun 19, 2012

Infographic: Where Food Goes on the Grill

created at: 06/19/2012

While grilling is likely humankind's most primitive form of cookery, it remains the means with the most finesse: dealing with inconsistent temperatures and hot and cool zones to produce that magical balance of a perfectly charred exterior and cooked-through interior.   … read more


Jun 19, 2012

Awesome Dad Builds an AT-AT Walker Bunk Bed for His Son

created at: 06/19/2012

Young Caiden Dutilly had recently outgrown his toddler room, and was ready for his first "big boy" bed. So his dad built him one, and by "one," we mean, a scale model All Terrain Armored Transport bunk bed, complete with a secret compartment for storing Jedi supplies, LEGO displays, and a window for mid-sleep checkups.

Check out these cool photos to see how the whole thing was put together:   … read more


Jun 18, 2012

How to Make Drunken Gummies - Cocktail Candies for Grown Ups

created at: 06/18/2012

Candy and cocktails. Not just cocktail-flavored candies, but sweet little chewy guys, full of actual spirits and the classic flavors of the mixed drink that inspired them. In short: Best. DIY Project. Ever.   … read more


Jun 18, 2012

Legacy of Cool: A Film about the Versatility, Ruggedness, and Ubiquity of Denim

The Legacy of Cool is a new film about all things denim: its longevity, pervasiveness, cultural impact, and the fact that it's basically the coolest fabric of all time.   … read more


Jun 18, 2012

Pizza Master Jim Lahey's Tips for Perfect Grilled Pizza

created at: 06/18/2012

Jim Lahey, the creative baker behind the excellent no-knead bread recipe and the even more excellent no-knead pizza dough, shares his tips for making outstanding pizza at home using ManMade's favorite method - the grill. … read more


Jun 18, 2012

How to: Make a Super Easy iPad Stand from a Cardboard Box

My favorite kind of craft project: Useful, stylish, and built for free from recycled materials. And, it involves an iPad.   … read more


Jun 14, 2012

8-Bit T-Shirts Inspired by Retro Video Games and Movies

created at: 06/13/2012

I've long been a fan of 8-bit/pixel art. It's retro, geeky and just plain fun. So, I see no reason why the 8-bit world shouldn't cross over into my wardrobe, don't you think? These awesome pixelated t-shirts designed by Luke Morgan look like they'd be the perfect!   … read more


Jun 13, 2012

Nick Offerman Reflects on His Obsession with Woodworking

Actor Nick Offerman has written a evocative meditation on his first passion, fine woodworking. "The list of useful implements that can be crafted from wood is infinite and amazing, and I am spellbound by the ancient practice of woodworking, … read more

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