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Make It: Build a Stylish Copper, Wood, & Leather LED Desk Light

By: Justin December 07, 2016 14:00

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...fore I found myself looking at what else is out there in the DIY lighting universe. Instructables user darbinovar didn't seem to have too much of a plan when she started in on this industrial-looking copper and leather lamp, but the final result really is beautiful.     I'm not sure I'm sold on the feasibility of the leather lampshade although I guess I'd have to see it more in person. In...

Soldering 101: Don't Sweat It. Well, Actually, Do

By: bruno November 21, 2016 11:26

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Most homes theses days have a fair bit of copper piping in them, and knowing how to make simple repairs (or installs) is worthwhile. Plus, soldering (aka 'sweating') pipe is one of those skills that's actually really easy to learn, and pretty hard...

50 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Men

By: Chris November 16, 2016 09:30

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  Let's dispense with the formalities, shall we? You're here for stocking stuffer gift ideas, and we are here to give them to you. Here are all the things you should put in your stockings this y...

What's Good for October 2016: What We're Reading, Wearing, and Thinking About This Month

By: bruno October 28, 2016 06:00

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Hey ... welcome back to What's Good. In case you're new here, What's Good is our monthly series where we (the ManMade guys) get to talk about what we're currently into. This month, it's media, ...

How to: Make a Silver Ring for 25 Cents

By: Justin October 25, 2016 06:00

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...quarters" were all made of silver...     Instructables.com In fact, all quarters used to be made of up to 90% silver, until 1965 when the US Treasury was forced to switch to nickel-covered copper as the price of silver exceed the face value of the quarter. So your first step in crafting a silver ring for cheap is to find a quarter minted 1964 or earlier. Step two, is to follow this Instructab...

How to: Make DIY Industrial Mason Jar Pendant Lights

By: Chris October 25, 2016 04:00

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...r likely you) have seen the lamp kit attached to the glass jar trick, this example shows you how important the details canbe. By sourcing the right lamp kit, spray painting the lid and fixture a warm copper, and using an industrial bulb, Tom and Brit took this technique from Pinterest-chic to something timeless that would work well in lots of homes, especially those with masculine elements. I lov...

Clean Out Your Scrap Pile with These 10 DIY Project Ideas

By: bryson September 13, 2016 14:15

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...this one. I think I might have to try this one next! If you have some large, left over cast iron pipe, maybe you can spruce up your backyard with a few rusty succulent planters! Those leftover copper cutoffs can turn into a steampunk wall planter. If you happen to have loads of scrap fabric from old shirts or unused rags, turn them into twine! My wife and I use a lot of our leftover fabric to...

You're Going to Want One of These: How to Make the Ultimate Backyard Lawn Game

By: David August 18, 2016 13:00

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...e yours as simple or complex as you want, or just opt to keep the king square and use paint to distinguish it. Paint Spray paint is definitely the way to go here. I chose a solid summer blue and copper motif, using blue tape to make nice crisp lines. Remember to go slowly, and use light passes to create the saturation and opacity you're after. Three light coats will dry faster than one heavy one, a...

Make This: Geometric Copper Pipe Lamp

By: David July 01, 2016 12:00

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Copper is an incredible material. It's mostly cold and solid, but still has the organic feel that makes everything just a bit warmer. Here's a cool project to bring a bit of copper into your life.Lighting i...

Do Not Be Afraid! Hosting A Party Is Easier Than You Think

By: Chris June 17, 2016 12:00

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...co, Mexico. It's one of the only tequila brands in the world still using the 500-year-old traditional Tahona method as part of the process of crushing their roasted agave before distillation in small copper pot stills.  You can make these salsas a few days ahead, and pre-measure the cocktail ingredients before guests arrive. The salsas work great with chips or fresh tortillas, or you can use them to to...

DIY Idea: Make a Rustic Copper Pipe Pot Rack

By: Chris June 16, 2016 15:30

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...ls.    You may have seen plumbing pipe furniture DIY projects floating about the net - table legs, curtain rods, bookshelves, etc. But I like this approach for a couple of reasons. First - the use of copper instead of galvanized or black pipe gives this a totally different look, and would look awesome with everything from stainless steel to dark pans like anodized or cast iron. Secondly, the stacking of...

How To: Make Your Own DIY Whiskey Bottle Tiki Torch

By: Gabriel May 18, 2016 09:30

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Waaaaaay better than bamboo, amiright? Sugar and Charm came up with this super simple way to repurpose empty bottles into some functional decor.  You can use them to add some cool lighting to y...

How to: Make the Pabst Blue Reuben

By: Justin April 04, 2016 09:00

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What started as a series of drunken emails between two food blogs birthed a sandwich that sounds almost too good to be true. As a non-ironic fan of both PBR and Reuben sandwiches, I've gotta say, ...

4 Great Books for your DIY Library

By: bryson February 11, 2016 09:30

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...ncluding wood flooring, hardware, windows, doors and stonework) refinishing and reinstalling them in your own home. It also has several small project ideas you can tackle on a weekend like building a copper pipe pot rack or using a reclaimed granite slab to spruce up your kitchen island counter. Next week, I'll have a short list of older books that will make important additions to your workshop library....

How to: Make Your Own Moonshine Still from Hardware Store Parts

By: Chris February 09, 2016 14:00

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..., like, uh, water. Yeah, that's right. Distilled water.     Alex from DIY Ready came up with a technique for crafting one from an aluminum cooking pot, a 5-gallon bucket, some various fittings, and a copper refrigerator coil. You can find everything you need at the local home improvement center, and fit it together using just a cordless drill, a hot melt glue gun, and a free afternoon. What you do with...