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Apr 09, 2015

A Brief History of Gin

created at: 04/09/2015

Whether you like yours mixed with a splash of tonic, some soda and lemon, or stirred with vermouth and a twist, we can all agree: gin is indeed the spirit of spring. And throughout its history, its been proposed to cure everything from the black plague to… read more

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Apr 09, 2015

How to: Make Your Own DIY Twig Pencils

created at: 04/09/2015

This simple twig pencil project is a great way to add a little rustic, outdoor charm to your office or workspace. Or, it could make a great spring project to do with kids, and a smart way to reuse all the fallen branches and tree limbs that come along with these April… read more

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Apr 09, 2015

NASA Posts Fair-Use Deep Space Recordings

NASA LaunchTax season can be a bummer. But now you can get every cent of your tax dollars by listening to NASA's new library of deep space recordings that you can use and/or remix however you like. You can listen to a lightening storm on Jupiter. A LIGHTNING STORM ON JUPITER! 

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Apr 08, 2015

How to: Make a Modern, Space-Saving Vertical Vegetable Garden

created at: 04/08/2015

This modern, modular garden project works well in any space. Because it uses wood containers, you don't have to worry about the quality of your existing soil, and they can sit on any surface: grass, concrete, gravel or even a wooden deck. The garden's vertical orientation lets you grow a whole bunch of veggies, herbs, and flowers in a tiny… read more

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Apr 08, 2015

Impress Your Date and Make This Tasty Treat: Earl Grey Brulee

Earl Grey Brulee

Dessert is one our favorite parts of dinner, and this exceptional Brûlée recipe is the perfect end to a great… read more

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Apr 08, 2015

How to: Determine Your Face Shape

created at: 04/08/2015

You know all those helpful menswear articles that say "this is the kind of beard you should wear if your face is shaped like ______," or "if your face shape is ______, try these sunglasses." And you say, "Great, that's super helpful... except I have no idea which one of these is my actual face shape. Cause that one is my forehead, and that's my chin, and that one's my jaw line."… read more

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Apr 08, 2015

Blow My Mindsday: April 8, 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.

Amazing news for anyone who was ever a seven-year-old boy: the brontosaurus is once again a real… read more

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Apr 07, 2015

7 Classic Black-and-White Films to Spice Up Your Date Night

created at: 04/07/2015

Looking for something to watch this weekend? Why not try some time-tested, black-and-white films that are in turns romantic, comedic, and all-around enjoyable?… read more

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Apr 07, 2015

10 Stellar DIY Steak Rubs (Beyond The Salt and Pepper)

It's never too early to look toward some summer grilling or some savory cast iron skill-ing. For those of you who love steak as passionately as I do, here are 10 unique steak rubs you can apply to up your steak game. They don't even require instructions - just proportions and marinating.   

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Apr 06, 2015

The US Forest Service's Vintage Cocktail Guide

Little known fact: in addition to preserving our wildlife and preventing forest fires, the US Forest Service is surprisingly chock full of cocktail experts. Cool Material recently discovered this 1974 Cocktail Construction Chart detailing their favorite cocktails and how to make them.  … read more

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Apr 06, 2015

How To: Hanging Pendant Lights From Glass Insulators

Hanging Pendant Light

Have some old glass Insulators sitting around? This DIY project turns them into a great hanging pendant light for a stylish second… read more

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Apr 03, 2015

How to: Make a Fold-Away BBQ Table and Grilling Cabinet

created at: 04/03/2015

This great project keeps all the basic grilling supplies close at hand, but out of the weather when the fun is done. With a large preparation space and room for the essentials it’s a great upgrade for the outdoor… read more

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Apr 02, 2015

ManMade Essential Toobox: You Need a Pair of Trusty Workboots

One day you will be tearing down a plaster and lathe ceiling, or cutting up some wood pallets in the back yard, or cleaning up a gutted bathroom, and you will bring your foot down on a two- or three-inch long nail. The metal will pierce the skin, cruise through the soft abductor hallucis muscle that forms the arch of your foot, and, if you step down hard enough, take out a tiny chip of bone from one of your metatarsal. I'll let you imagine the sound of that for a minute.

OR!

You could take the advice of a guy who's speaking from experience (I stepped off a ladder onto a nail sticking out of piece of lathe while wearing, of all… read more

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Apr 02, 2015

What Actually Happens During Any DIY Project

created at: 04/02/2015

Hi ManMakers - I shared this pic of the scrap pile from my current project on Instagram last night, accompanied by this littleread more

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Apr 01, 2015

How to Make a Wooden Magnetic Bottle Opener

They say the best camera is the one you have on you. I apply the same logic to bottle openers: the most desirable is the one you can find when you need it. Between wine keys and can openers and dedicated tools, I probably own seven or eight different levers that can snap off a bottle cap, and they all seem to be completely AWOL when their services are… read more

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Apr 01, 2015

Weekday Grill Night: Grilled Pizza and Mango Margarita Recipes

Pizza NightIt's time for some spring grilling!  Here's an easy (and delish) weeknight meal the whole family will love. Oh, and it works real well on a Friday or Saturday,… read more

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Apr 01, 2015

Make Your Own Beautiful Pair of Heritage Bellows

created at: 04/01/2015

Imagine stoking a fire you've made with your own hands with your very own homemade bellows. Or, don't imagine, and just find out for yourself with this stellar tutorial...… read more

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Mar 31, 2015

How to: Make a Secret Lip Balm Storage Safe

I've said this many times on ManMade, but, just to confirm: I'm really into bicycles. I use them for transport, and for exercise, and for recreation, and, hopefully soon, for travel. (Let's go bike touring!) And in order to get more time on the bike, I've been trying to streamline the process for prepping for rides.

created at: 03/31/2015

Because when you're out in the middle of nowhere, there's actually a lot of stuff you gotta carry and prep so you can get home safely. So, I'll take anything to speed up the shorts - jersey - HR monitor - sunscreen - socks - shoes - food - water bottle - spare tube and patch kit - tire levers - pump - multitool - computer - grease the chain - fill the tires - and GO! - process for a standard 35… read more

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Mar 31, 2015

Want to Learn How to Make this Awesome Vertical Garden Project? Join Us For a Free Workshop!

created at: 03/31/2015

There's nothing like being able to walk out your own door and grab a big handful of fresh vegetables and herbs and make a tasty meal. This vertical planter project allows you to grow a lot of produce in a small amount of space, so there's always a fresh batch of lettuce or mint ready to go when you need it.… read more

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Mar 31, 2015

Spring Project: How to Make a Handsome Hammock Stand

Hammock StandOne of the best parts of a long summer weekend is snoozing in the hammock. This exceptional hammock stand is a great looking addition to the patio, and will definitely host plenty of lazy summer naps.  … read more

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