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Jan 23, 2015

How Great I Am [Sponsored]

Amy Purdy triumphs to the iconic words of Muhammad Ali. To save her life, her dad had to make some life changing decisions. She then went on to win a medal in Sochi and dance in front of millions. Nothing can stop Amy Purdy. #OneBoldChoice

Check out the video above then share photos of your dad on Twitter using #OneBoldChoice to join our big game… read more

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Jan 22, 2015

The Homemade Cure: 6 Helpful DIY Remedies for Cold and Flu Season

I've got it. The crud, I mean. A virus, a winter illness, that thing that makes you ask, "Is it a cold? Is it a flu? Am I dying?" It's been over three and a half weeks, and no matter how many cups of tea I drink, or how much I allow myself to sleep, I can't shake… read more

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Jan 22, 2015

Skill Builder: How to Make Raised Panel Cabinet Doors, Part I – The Tools

Raised Panel DoorsOne of the hallmarks of woodworking that just about everyone has come into contact with is the raised panel cabinet door. The solid construction, clean design, and intricate jointery are sometimes taken for granted; but for years I thought it was a skill just a bit out of my reach as a home woodworker. Turns out a few anchor tools and some awesome bits are all it takes to make doors worth bragging about.   

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Jan 22, 2015

Design Inspiration: We Love Antique Typewriters

Blickensderfer Typewriter

Once upon a time the typewriter was as beautiful as the words it pounded out. Take a look at these exceptional examples of beautiful antiques that put our current tech to… read more

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Jan 21, 2015

How to: Mount Posters and Art to Plywood for an Affordable Modern Look

Mounting odd-shaped posters on plywood

In my hometown there's a poster shop that makes letterpress posters for every band that plays at The Ryman Auditorium. The fun part is you never know what size the poster will be and you can count on the size being something that could only be framed in a custom size.… read more

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Jan 21, 2015

This is the Insanity Burger. And Here's How to Make It at Home

There are the traditional burgers - the griddle-cooked patties and toasted buns and standard fare toppings described in Jimmy Buffet songs. And then there are the pub burgers, the thicker brother, covered in everything from coleslaw and pulled pork to onion rings , cranberry sauce, and duck confit.… read more

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Jan 21, 2015

Blow My Mindsday: January 21, 2015

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, my friends, is a jacuzzi suspended from Gueuroz bridge in Switzerland. Cause if you're… read more

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Jan 20, 2015

20 Unique DIY Ideas for Those Vinyl Records

Vinyl ClockCollecting vinyl records is an art in and of itself, and I've been on the lookout for DIY project ideas beyond the basic wall-mounted art since I came into possession of a handful of old records.   

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Jan 20, 2015

Taking Tree Forts to a New Level

Blue Forest The majority of the injuries I sustained as a boy (and they were many) came from jumping (or falling) out of trees and poorly-constructed tree forts. If you were ever a tree fort lover, this post is for you.   

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Jan 20, 2015

Project Lessons - What My Wife Taught Me about Demolition and DIY

To Do ListLast year, I tore out a fireplace and replaced it with two large skylights and a kitchen island. The project quickly became much more complex than I expected with some substantial hurdles, one of the largest being my wife. Her expectation versus reality meant we had a lot of conversations about how the power would “magically” appear in the island, what a bearing wall was, and mid build plenty of things changed to match her evolving taste.  I seriously began to dread the words “hey, babe . . .?” Here are a few things to plan ahead for when building to satisfy your toughest customer – your partner.

1. Get agreement up front, preferably in… read more

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Jan 19, 2015

A Beginner's Guide to Leatherworking

Leather possesses so much creative potential, particularly for everyday use and carry items that work well with a long-lasting and rugged masculine aesthetic.

And? It's not hard to get started, but does require a few specialty tools; those that sorta bridge the gap… read more

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Jan 19, 2015

4 Classic Books Every DIYer Should Have on Hand

created at: 01/19/2015

I want to give props to the internet for almost single-handedly fueling the DIY movement across America. If you need to know how to do anything, a search engine will lead you to the answer. Heck, it might even bring you… read more

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Jan 16, 2015

ManMade Essential Toolbox: You Should Own Locking Pliers

Each week in 2015, ManMade is sharing our picks for the essential tools we think every creative guy and DIYer needs. We've selected useful, long-lasting tools to help you accomplish a variety of projects, solve problems, and live a hands on lifestyle that allows you to interact with and make the things you use every day.  

created at: 01/16/2015Locking pliers, commonly called by the brand name Vise-Grips, are, well, basically what both names suggest: they're pliers, whose jaws lock around an object, providing a vise-like… read more

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Jan 16, 2015

An Beginner's Guide to [Affordable] Single Malt Scotch

created at: 01/11/2015

When it comes to something as potentially elitist as single malt scotch, it never hurts to hear what the experts have to… read more

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Jan 15, 2015

How to Build a Canoe in 72 Hours

This project began, as it were, with a "crazy idea" - the possibility of canoe travel without taking a canoe with you. Of building one upon arriving in a new place or country, paddling it, then leaving it there upon departure. 

And...?  It worked.read more

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Jan 15, 2015

Make Your Rooms Look Like This: Masculine and Stylish Decor Inspiration

Looking for some new home decor inspiration? 

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Jan 15, 2015

Organization Inspiration: Wooden Socket Holder

Wooden Socket Holder

One day my shop will be so organized that I will have the time to start classing it up. When that day comes, I will build this exceptionally classy wooden socket… read more

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Jan 14, 2015

Turn a Suitcase Into a Pop-Up Picnic Table and Portable Stereo

created at: 01/14/2015

It's getting to be a balmy 25 degrees in my neck of the woods. I can't help but think of warmer days and summer activities. Here's a really unique project that turns an old suitcase into the ultimate picnic… read more

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Jan 14, 2015

Blow My Mindsday: January 14, 2015

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.

created at: 01/14/2015 Finding the right pocket square is the first task, but then you got to know what to do with… read more

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Jan 14, 2015

Perspective: An Alternative Look at the Things You Think You Understand

 Tj Cosgrove, a friend of ManMade and maker of the $15.00 photo light project,  has started a new video series called Perspective*. 

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