Man Made DIY


Sep 25, 2015

Maker Series: Premium, Artisanal, Handcrafted Firewood from This is That

I'm a fan of doing things yourself. I love how much goes into creating something unique with quality materials, and the ability to customize it for the space it will live. But I can't make everything and I still appreciate a well-made product. That's where the market for artisanal pieces comes in.   … read more


Aug 13, 2015

Yes, You Can Shave with an Axe. Here's How to Do It.

You've seen it. Old movies, Looney Tunes cartoons, vintage black and white photos that at least look real. An axe is, after all, a sharp blade, and apparently, you can shave with it.    … read more


Apr 14, 2015

How to: Make Your Own [Working] Apple II Watch

Faithfully imagined as an anarchistic time piece that never was, Aleator777 of walks you through his design process in creating a working Apple Watch of his own with basic functions that resembled the classic Apple II. Just a little 3D printing and a computer chip...   … read more


Mar 16, 2015

How to: 7 Steps to Living a Bill Murray Life, by Bill Murray

Billy Murray

Bill Murray has made a name for himself not just in Hollywood classics such as Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Groundhog Day, and Lost in Translation, but also as an all-around sweet guy with some playful eccentricities. Whether bombing wedding photos,  crashing college parties and staying late to do the dishes , or giving toasts at strangers' bachelor parties, the man seems to have kept a good head on his shoulders and is always doing something unique.   … read more


Mar 06, 2015

Weekend Project: How to Make a Lumberjack Table

This weekend, consider making the ultimate tongue-in-cheek-yet-totally-serious rustic woodsman furniture: the lumberjack table. It's a big old tree slab with axe handles for legs. For real. Or not.    … read more


Feb 12, 2015

Things My Uncle Taught Me: A Ship-Guiding Dolphin, Dictators Renaming Months, and Giving All You've Got.

created at: 02/12/2015

I have an Uncle John, and I imagine (statistically) most of you do as well. My Uncle John was a fantastic uncle to me growing up (and still is), but in particular, I remember him showing up on random occasions in my childhood with strong opinions and obscure stories that I took as the golden truth for much of my young life. As I got older, I was shocked to discover: 

They were actually true. Well, more or less...

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Feb 02, 2015

How to: Make a "Groundhog Day" Alarm Clock

created at: 02/02/2015

In honor of Groundhog Day, the holiday (?) occurring every February 2nd (that's today), and the 1993 cult film Groundhog Day, Randy of the Instructables Design Studio managed to created his own take on Groundhog Day alarm clock. The hack results in a DIY'd version of the one of the film's most iconic images, the clock radio on Phil's nightstand that awakes him each morning at 6:00a, playing Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe."… read more


Dec 11, 2014

How to Shoot Fireballs From Your Hands

created at: 12/08/2014 Okay, so this is less of a "how-to" and more of a "buy-this-contraption-and-shoot-fireballs-from-your-wrists" kind of post. Behold PYRO, whose actual tagline is "Shoot Fireballs From Your Empty Hand"...    … read more


Dec 01, 2014

Super Flemish: Modern Superheroes as 17th Century Portraits

Super FlemishIf you're a comic book / sci-fi junkie with a penchant for period garb / historical re-imagination, this art exhibit will be right up your alley. Behold: Super Flemish - a new series of photographs by French photographer Sacha Goldberger depicting our favorite superheroes and villains re-contextualized through a 17th century lens.   … read more


Nov 21, 2014

Seriously Awesome Film Posters for Non-Existent Movie Sequels

"Sequel" is a project on Iam8bit where designers and graphic artists create movie posters for imagined sequels to some of their favorite films.   … read more


Oct 14, 2014

Do Try This at Home: It's Impossible to Break an Egg in One Hand

created at: 10/14/2014

You know that folk rumor where you can supposedly only stand an egg on its end during the vernal equinox, and how its totally false and nothing to do with the day of the year?

Turns out, there's another interesting viral-like tale that its impossible to crack an upright egg using only your hand.  … read more


Oct 08, 2014

Free Download: The Periodic Table of Unspeakable Horrors

A little bit of slightly spooky fun for October - Cartoonist Adam Koford of @ApeLad has created a … read more


Sep 19, 2014

Army Men Doing Yoga

created at: 09/19/2014

Yoga fan [and, ahem, ManMade reader] Dan Abramson created Yoga Joes, a re-imagining of iconic little green army men who've traded their battle poses for yoga positions. You know, like "Drop and give me 20 dogs. Downward-facing dogs."   … read more


Aug 27, 2014

DIY Typographic Clamps

You know those internet things where everything you love gets summed up in one place? This is one of those for me...… read more


Aug 26, 2014

Movie Quiz: Can You Identify These Film Characters Created in LEGO Bricks?

created at: 08/26/2014

Alright, pop culture people. Challenge time: Name the film characters in the image above. Or perhaps this one:   … read more


Jul 31, 2014

Grilling a Steak over 2100°F Flowing Lava

They say the key to a great steak is a great crust. And the key to a great crust is lots of high, direct heat. And the key to lots of high, direct heat? A stream of flowing lava, of course.   … read more


Jul 24, 2014

Creamlapse: A Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Video of Melting Frozen Treats


A perfect - and curiously engaging - video to watch on a summer afternoon.    … read more


Jun 25, 2014

How to Be a Gentleman in the 21st Century

Chivalry isn't dead in 2014. It's just, you know, different. In the era of smart phones at dinner and social networking breakups and Google glass and streaming media and cigarettes that aren't really cigarettes but still kinda are, the be-a-good-guy rules still apply, they just need to be updated a bit.    … read more


Jun 04, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: June 4, 2014

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.


Is this the "most meta thing on the entire internet?" It's a "GIF of a Vine of a video of a flipbook of a GIF of a video of a roller coaster."… read more


May 02, 2014

Make These: Ron Swanson-Inspired Maple Bacon and "Egg" Cupcakes

Ron Swanson Cupcakes DIY

These Ron Swanson-inspired treats are an attempt to make "masculine" cupcakes. Which could end up badly, but these went far enough past the point of stereotype into humorous fun. 

This recipe combines salty bacon, sweet white chocolate, silky cream cheese, and oaky maple syrup in one delicious baked treat. Extra added points for the Ron Swanson toppers, which you can print and stick on a skewer.

If baking is not your thing, this is the perfect excuse to get your food geek friends over and make it a party. Why not? Some beers, some butter, and some cupcakes at the end? That sounds like an evening well-spent. 

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