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Dec 14, 2015

Free Download: The First Ever English Language Book on Woodworking - Joseph Moxon's 'Mechanick Exercises'

One of my favorite truths about woodworking is: it really hasn't changed much in the last few centuries. Sure, there are table saws that won't cut hotdogs now, but if you look at the hand tool design, they're nearly identical. (In fact, most modern high end tool makers are doing their best to emulate historic tools from the 19th century, albeit with newer materials). All of this is to say - this is a good thing, people who make stuff! It's good for your wallet, cause you can easily find these old tools and bring them back to life. And it's also good for your wallet (see what I did there?), because it means you can find loads of old books, magazines, and other instructional materials, all of which will be valid.   

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Nov 11, 2015

Check It Out: Read the 1st Issue of "Fine Woodworking" Magazine for Free

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Fine Woodworking magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall, and is sharing all kinds of cool stuff from its archives. Like... re-sharing its first issue ever, from Winter 1975, when it looked much, much different than it does today.   

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May 18, 2015

Free Poster: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Chart

How about some free stuff to start off your week?

Outside Open is offering a free poster featuring the NATO phonetic alphabet chart (you know, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot) for use on all your International Radiotelephony needs. It'll certainly come in handy on your next call with tech support and all future covert military operations, and also features semaphore delineation (pre-electronic flag letter signals for naval communication represented in a circle), Morse Code,

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Mar 24, 2015

Unsplash: A Free Resource for Amazing and Stylish Downloadable Stock Photos

UnsplashOur remix culture is in this unique place where many of us feel comfortable finding great images online and then retouching/repurposing them to our liking, but our laws aren't quite as forgiving - especially when it comes to using images for commercial purposes. Worry no more...   

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Feb 04, 2015

Free Download: Vintage-Inspired Printable Typographic Calendar for 2015

At this point, five weeks into the new year, your resolutions are set. You either embraced that new food or exercise plan, or you didn't. You've kept up with your promise to save more or drink less or go to bed earlier, or you haven't. And, to be fair, that's okay. You know yourself best. 

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Dec 09, 2014

Check It Out: A Bunch of Free Holiday Songs That Don't Suck

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Had as much "Last Christmas" as you can take? Us too.

But we still want you to enjoy some of the sounds of the seasons, without all the glitz and overproduction and reminders of shopping days that come along with that radio station in town that converts to 24/7 holidays starting the day after Halloween.   

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May 05, 2014

For Design Lovers: A Free Printable For Your Living Room

Eames Chair printable

A staight forward, classy way to add a touch of modern design to your living room: print and hang!

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Jan 28, 2014

Free Downloads: Tons of Vintage Illustrations from the British Library

 

I just stumbled across a link to the British Library's Flickr page, which has over a million (seemingly) copyright free images and illustrations available for browsing and download.    

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Dec 11, 2013
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Nov 14, 2013

Free Downloads: Large Scale Printable Patent Wall Art

The team at Primer offer these free pieces of downloadable art.

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Nov 07, 2013

How to: Make DIY Star Wars Snowflakes (Free Templates)

Hey there! If you're new to ManMade, check out some of our original how-to projects, free downloads and templates, or other guy-friendly holiday content!


created at: 11/07/2013

Designer Anthony Herrera has released a brand new set of Star Wars snowflake templates, free for downloading and making en masse as you settle into the holiday season. 

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Jul 30, 2013

How to: Make Low Cost, Large Scale DIY Map Art

My buddy and fellow blogger Andrew came up with this great solution to make rustic, big impact artwork that can serve as the focal point of a room for less than dinner for two.    

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Jun 28, 2013

Free Music: Summer BBQ Soundtrack

'Tis the season for outdoor dining and backyard grill fest, where there's every reason to take your time, spend the evening outside with the aromas and flavors of summer. 

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Jun 27, 2013

How to: Fold a DIY Paper Bow Tie

The cool kids at Fiber Lab came up with this playful paper bow tie project. You can download the free PDF templates, and fold your own from two standard sheets of paper.   

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Jun 19, 2013

How to: Build Your Own Papercraft Torso with Removable Organs

Around a year and a half ago, ManMade featured a behind-the-scenes look at how artist Horst Kiechle created this anatomically correct paper torso with removable organs to teach children biology lessons in the Fiji Islands.

Now, a cool update: Horst has provided a full how-to so you can make your own, complete with free downloadable templates.    

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Jan 18, 2013

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Industrial Plumbing Pipe Table (Free Downloadable Plans)

When designer Fiona Richards needed to expand her studio space to include a dedicated table to pack and ship her work, she and her husband Doug hit the hardware store to scope out parts. They decided to build one from plumbing parts and a solid wood top, and hopped online to find plans... and found nothing.

So, they did what most DIYers would do and designed their own, and are happily sharing their original plans with all of us for free.   

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Jan 14, 2013

Free Download: Make Your Own "Ernest Hemingway with a Shotgun" Art

My buddy Andrew was recently searching a site selling vintage, "masculine" art, when he stumbled across this captivating photo of all-around man Ernest Hemingway, shirtless and holding a shotgun. With a bit of clever searching, Andrew discovered the picture is actually

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Jan 09, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: January 9, 2013

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Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

Illustrator and designer Jeannie Huang is giving away this free download-and-print calendar for 2013.    

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Dec 17, 2012

Free Music: ManMade's 2012 Rock and Roll Holiday Mixtape

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Happy Holidays, ManMakers! Each year, I make this confession: I'm a total obsessive geek about collecting "modern rock" holiday songs: seasonal tunes by alternative, indie, and otherwise not-Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole artists. This year, my collection broke 500, making for thirty-two hours of non-cheesy holiday goodness.

No, they're not all completely amazing, but most are solid, and they serve as the soundtrack to my season, and, coupled with a candy cane, the most immediate way to inject the holiday spirit into my home and...uh, self. So, each year, I pick a few of my favorite tunes to share with ye merry gentlemen and women.

If

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Dec 03, 2012

Free Download: A Vintage Western-Inspired Typeface Named "Dude"

Designer Dan Gneiding has released "Dude," a new "reverse contrast" typeface, inspired by country music legends: "Whiskey drinking, train hopping, fist fighting, hard loving, prison breaking, men and women, who poured their hearts out in song."  

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