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How to Make a Custom Copper Pipe Lamp

By: Chris December 10, 2018 15:30

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...and I see this book as a beer flight—a rack of little glasses that let you try all sorts of flavors in short order. I’m sure you’ll find something you’ll love. --Asa   Now...let's make a copper pipe lamp.   Simple supplies. You’ll need copper plumbing pipe and joints, a bottle of metal polish like Brasso, a wire with a plug and dimmer switch, a lamp socket that fits loosely in the...

How to: Add Additional Lighting to Your Workshop

By: Brandon November 26, 2018 15:30

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...l only need the one electrical line running to that new electrical box.  You will connect the black wire to the brass screw and the white wire to the silver screw.  The ground wire, which can be bare copper or have a green insulated cover, will not be connected to anything in your lampholder. Once all the proper connections have been made, fasten your lampholder to the electrical box and you're all done...

Your New Favorite Fall Cocktail: How to Make a Harvest Mule

By: Brandon November 12, 2018 10:30

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...ounces of dry hard apple cider 3 ounces of apple juice, or apple cider if you have it Garnish: apple wedges and cinnamon sticks INSTRUCTIONS 1. If you have one, start with the traditional copper mule mug. If not, a large coffee mug or even a water glass will work just fine.    2. Since there is a lot of liquid, begin by building the drink in the glass before adding the ice. Pour in...

Weekend Project: How to Make a Floating Wood Slab Bedside Table

By: Chris August 31, 2018 09:30

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...to just be in awe of nature.    Matt from Wood & Faulk came up with this clever way to showcase some live edge walnut slabs: floating bedside tables. They're attached to the wall with a bit of copper pipe and pocket screws, so they stay light while looking substantial at the same time.  Nice, right? The biggest challenge is sourcing the wood. After that some measuring and sanding, a bit of...

A Foolproof Cast Iron Skillet Maintenance Routine

By: JoelSelby July 24, 2018 08:00

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This October marks my wife's and my 10th wedding anniversary, which means I've managed to keep our cast iron skillets in good working condition for an entire decade (I'm a recovering flake,...

Here's the Thing About Gin...

By: Allan July 19, 2018 12:00

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...ies if you get that into the spirit.) Bluecoat tastes like the classiest version of gin to me. This is NOT a "London Dry" style gin, as are the previous bottles. This is an American style gin that is copper pot distilled and it has entirely its own thing going. It is smooth but also very expressive. This bottle is BEGGING to show up in a martini glass in a jazz club somewhere. If you don't feel cooler t...

30 Metalworking Accounts You Should Follow on Instagram

By: JoelSelby July 03, 2018 09:00

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...ome awesome process photos, including sketch ideas for new pieces.   18. @artisansmith — Charlie Australian multidisciplinary metal- and woodworker. Scroll down far enough and you'll his copper Aeropress.    19. @kimoppsaleriksen — Kim Andrew Erikensen Norwegian coppersmith with some sweet hand-hammered pieces.   20. @siometalworks — Carson Sio Metalsmith working i...

Gear List: Outfit a Killer Home Coffee Setup for $99

By: JoelSelby May 29, 2018 13:00

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...one you can find, like this one ($20). Check out our kettle upgrades in section II, heating water. Upgrade for brewing: Classic drippers include the Kalita Wave 185 dripper ($25) and the Hario V60 copper dripper ($60). I've heard a lot of good things about the Chemex. And you can't go wrong with the now-ubiquitous Aeropress, with recipes included in our Aeropress hacks post.    VI. A Hill o...

Make This: Brazed Aluminum Shop Bookends

By: David April 16, 2018 13:15

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...ns. The run-lock button keeps the torch lit for continuous use.     First, let's talk a bit about Brazing; a type of gas metal welding that we've probably all seen when fitting copper pipes together. Brazing provides a strong, watertight weld in metals without heating to melting temperatures like Arc or Oxyacetylene.  The parent metal is heated, and a low-melt brazing material is...

The Irish Whisky Renaissance is Real.

By: Allan February 01, 2018 12:00

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...ng others in re-creating a style of whisky that they never stopped making. The memory of craft is, sometimes, just as important as is passion. Powers truly exhibits both.   3.Writer's Tears Copper Pot  (Walsh Distillery, County Carlow; $43)   Walsh Distillery is also developing a blended approach to single pot still distilling that mingles it with single malt whisky. The r...

How to Make a Stylish Standing Desk Riser

By: Chris September 21, 2017 14:00

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...t for certain kinds of tasks, I find it really increases my productivity.  Here's how to make a simple desk riser so you can stand and work on your laptop at just about any desk. It's built out of copper pipe and plywood, two of the easiest materials around to work with. Nothing fancy here just clean materials put together in a way that makes sense, works well and looks nice. DIYZ is THE DIY app f...

Everything You Need to Cook Amazing, Flavorful Food with a Cast Iron Skillet

By: Chris June 14, 2017 14:50

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...You can use metal on a well-seasoned skillet without ruining the surface, but you don't have to. I've been using the same set of bamboo utensils and a pair of tongs on every pan I have - iron, steel, copper, and non-stick, for ten years, and I don't prefer anything else. Use what you have, or grab a totally affordable set online.    6. Handle mitts: In my kitchen, these serve two purposes. Fir...

Six Unexpected Things You Should Be Doing With a Blowtorch

By: bruno June 12, 2017 14:00

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...on, and an adjustable flame control knob makes it easy to size the flame for different applications. The run-lock button keeps the torch lit for continuous use. 5. Braze metal (repair iron, brass, copper, etc.) Usually, when something made of metal breaks, my first though is, "Well, that's it. Straight to the scrap heap." Not anymore! Small metal repairs aren't too hard (once you get the h...

DIY Skills: How to Loosen a Stuck Bolt With A Blowtorch

By: David March 21, 2017 13:45

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...lever ways to use a blowtorch around the house. So, far we've shared we like lighting our grill with a blow torch, walked you through the basics of simple, safe pipe soldering, and built a simple DIY copper pourover coffee stand.  Why does this happen? The problem with a rusted bolt is that the spaces between the threads get clogged with minerals and oxidized metal. Trying to turn the nut around t...

Making a DIY Pour Over Coffee Stand for Fun and Profit

By: bruno January 20, 2017 10:15

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...ooks nice, and helps me brew up the best part of the day for me and my wife with minimal fuss. My tool of choice for this project: the ever-essential blow torch. With a good blow torch and some shiny copper in hand, there's almost nothing you can't build.  This year ManMade is part of Bernzomatic's Torch Bearers program. We'll be following up over the next several months with some creative projects a...