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Home Upgrade: How to Install a Copper Windowsill

By: David December 30, 2015 09:00

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To upgrade a boring windowsill, why not add a bit of character with a layer of something special like copper. Adding a layer of this warm material is unique, simple, and will age well for years to come.   The first time I installed new windowsills, I was amazed at the instant difference. They add so much ch...

Worth the Splurge: Quality Gifts to Invest In

By: bruno December 04, 2015 16:00

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...ift recipient) are in the category of men who can. But, if in doubt, skip this item.  Still here? Ok good. Congrats (I wish I could join you, but I admit I'm more of a backpack guy). This beautiful, copper-riveted, oiled-leather Satchel & Paige briefcase makes me want to get a suit-wearing job in a tall downtown office building. A lifetime warranty means this one's going to get passed down to futur...

How to: Make Your Own Copper Pipe Bike Basket

By: Justin November 24, 2015 08:00

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The bicycle basket is a long standing accessory that's great for carrying anything from picturesque picnic supplies to laptops to bulldogs apparently. The copper piping makes for a slightly antique or hipstered look and could be all the makeover your bike needs. Alternately, just build the basket and keep it around the house, fill it with plants, fill it with...

ManMade Essential Toolbox: You Need a Quality Soldering Kit. Which One's Right for Your Project?

By: David October 14, 2015 11:00

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...where something more precise is needed? You need a soldering kit. Here's a look at what kind is right for your project.   We all come across the need to join soft metals in the shop. Whether it’s a copper plumbing joint or a loose appliance wire, there’s a soldering kit for that. Soldering is used for plumbing, electrical connections, thin metal joints for flashing or stained glass work and also jewel...

ManMade Essential Toolbox: Yes, Every Man Needs a Blow Torch. Here’s What to Know.

By: David October 05, 2015 11:00

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...le it can be a bit daunting to know where to start working with direct flame, the set-up is pretty straightforward. Here’s what you need to get going: General Use: I bought my first torch to sweat copper joints in my bathroom plumbing, so the basic propane kit was all I needed for that project. The kit consists of a small propane tank, and a torch head. The small head is simple and easy to use, but d...

Best Value in Booze: What's the Best Irish Whiskey under $25?

By: Chris September 25, 2015 16:00

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...llow the distillery to continue operating in times of low water on the river. Whiskey production recommenced in 2007, the year in which the distillery celebrated its 250th Anniversary. One of the two Copper Pot Stills that is being used in Kilbeggan was made in the early 1800s and is the oldest working Pot Still producing whiskey in the world today...In 2010 Kilbeggan became a fully operational distille...

This Project is Easier Than You Think: How to Make + Install Wall-Mounted Air Compressor Lines

By: David September 14, 2015 10:00

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...easy to work with, and as a bonus - won’t explode into flying shrapnel. It will likely rust a bit after years of use, but a flush at that time should address that. Other options are galvanized pipe, copper piping, or even reinforced rubber hoses (hoses designed for air compressors). 2. Be sure to manage condensation. Compressed air carries moisture that can sit in the pipes and damage tools if not p...

Weekend Project: Make These DIY Copper Tiki Torches (with Some Mid-Century Modern Pizzazz)

By: Justin August 28, 2015 15:00

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...in a whole new way. The design is as simple to make as the aesthetic is clean. And now Homemade-Modern has this how-to video to walk you through the process.    The instructions are simple and the copper can be constructed in two ways, one of which is soldering and is a fantastic gateway to the medium. Check out the video above and click here for the instructions, or adapt your own method and throw a...

ManMade Essential Toolbox: Why Every Workshop Needs a Really, Really Good Rotary Tool (and Which One to Buy)

By: Chris August 21, 2015 09:00

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...arving, engraving, sharpening...and I suspect at least a dozen more.  The sheer variety of bits and applications also allow you to work on all kinds of materials, from metals like aluminum, brass, copper, bronze, and soft steel to plastics, hard and softwoods, and household materials like drywall and fiberglass. Its small collet and light weight makes it the right tool for many small jobs, such as dr...

Design Inspiration: A Well Made Bike

By: David June 25, 2015 12:00

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Copper is a material that instantly upgrades just about anything. This exceptional copper plated bike is a great example of how a bit of humble bling can upscale that two-wheeled ride.   Detroit Bicycle Com...

ManMade Essential Toolbox: Why You Definitely Need a Set of Metal Cutting Snips

By: Chris June 11, 2015 12:00

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...ns the angle of the shears, allowing you to keep your hand away from the work, minimizing contact with the sharp edges.  What do you use them for? Basically, any time you want to cut thin aluminum, copper, brass, or steel. This includes a lot of common household and yardwork tasks, and if you know what they can do, they'll be the first tool you grab for a variety of jobs.  These are great for cutti...

Make This: Custom DIY Drawer Pulls

By: David May 13, 2015 15:00

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...orking, with only a few steps and great looking results. Aside from the width, length, and color of the leather, the exposed bolt head can be customized to match up to other hardware in the room. 3. Copper bar pulls While not as easy as the other two options above, these copper pulls have a nice industrial warmth that can be customized for the size of the piece. I'd change the design on this one with...

ManMade Essential Toolbox: Get Yourself a Serious Pair of Cutting Pliers

By: Chris May 01, 2015 10:30

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...material with a sharp edge, then wedging it apart (as opposed to shearing like tin snips or scissors). They allow you to cut wire or small fasteners made of almost any common metal (brass, aluminum, copper, steel, iron, tempered steel). They also work well for skinning wire (removing the insulation) when a stripper is not available.  Because the entire surface is dedicated to cutting, you can manipu...

How to: Create this Stylish Coffee Maker from Copper Pipe

By: Justin April 30, 2015 09:00

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...gant and masculine.     The entire project can be made without a single power tool and all for under $35. It'd make a great gift especially for a new buddy's bachelor pad.  Handmade Modern: EP53 Copper Coffee Maker