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Feb 20, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Leather Strap Pendant Light

Rustic, modern, masculine. All the things I like to see in one mighty DIY project. 

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Feb 17, 2014

How to: Make Quick and Easy Leather Storage Bins

created at: 02/17/2014

We all need an inexpensive way to store little sets of goodies: the ingredients for a project, that paperwork you've meaning to get to, your daily carry items that you take off and out of your pockets each evening. To keep everything in check, allow me to suggest these simple, rugged leather storage bins

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Jan 27, 2014

How to: Make a Custom Leather Tool Roll

Make one for yourself. Make one for your buddy. Make one for everyone you know.    

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Jan 07, 2014

How to: Make a Custom Leather Briefcase from Scratch (with a Secret Stash Pocket)

Phiske, a leather craftsman and the artist behind Cachicamo Leather Works, details the steps towards making this beautiful, custom leather briefcase that is certain to last a few lifetimes. The best part? The design includes a hidden compartment in the bottom for your extra valuables and/or secret spy documents.   

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Oct 18, 2013

Weekend Project: How to Make a Leather Strap Shelf

Leather Strap Shelf DIY

This weekend, whip up a little rustic storage project with a few simple materials and just an hour or two of work.    

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Oct 16, 2013

A Sleek and Masculine iPhone Fold Wallet

Sleek and masculine iPhone Wallet

Take your calls and text in style. This take on the phone case/wallet combo is perfect to protect your (inseparable?) companion and look pretty sharp in the process.

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Sep 19, 2013

How to: Polish Your Shoes like a Pro

Properly cared for, a quality pair of shoes will last a lifetime. Of course, that means you'll want to opt for a classic, timeless design rather than a trendier style, but we'd probably do that anyway.Then, there's the "properly cared for" aspect: maintaining the leather uppers and the soles so that they look clean and tidy, even after years of marks, scuffs, and others signs of use.   

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Aug 20, 2013

6-Pack Bike Frame Clasp: Yay or Nay?

6-Pack Bike Frame Clasp

Okay - fess up: What do you think about this 6-Pack Bike Frame Clasp? Would you rather walk when carrying your babies..er..beer? Should drinking and cycling ever mix? Or, is it (as we suspect), kinda the coolest thing we've seen this month?   

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Aug 08, 2013

Video: Crafting Handmade Leather and Wood Bicycle Accessories from Scratch

Tristan Stoch, a filmmaker from Portland, OR, created this look at Geoff Franklin, a PDX-based craftsman who makes leather and wood goods and accessories at Walnut Studiolo. 

created at: 08/08/2013 It's two minutes very well-spent. Watch it below:

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Jul 11, 2013

How to: Make a Handsome Wood and Leather Lunch Box

I wouldn't discount anything that has lunch hidden inside, but I'm particularly fond of this sharp, functional, and 100% handmade lunch tote project.   

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May 28, 2013

How To: Make an Easy DIY Leather Handle Box

Via: Whimsey Box [http://blog.whimseybox.com/diy-leather-handle-box]

Then this minimal wooden box is a great (and pretty good looking) project for organizing all of those knickknacks on your desk, workbench, or kitchen counter

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Apr 16, 2013

DIY Idea: Make a Wood and Leather Pendant Lamp

created at: 04/08/2013

The Konkret lamp by Danish designer Jonas Edvard has some serious potential to add that missing cool/Scandinavian factor to your space.

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Mar 15, 2013

The New Briefcase: 7 Stylish, Affordable Options for Every Type of Career

created at: 03/15/2013

There was a time when the professional man had but one look, and when he was dressed for work, things were clear. Along with the suit and topcoat, there was the standard briefcase - the hard, angular, leather box, with bright, shiny metallic accents.

Now, with the traditional office dissolving and the 9-5 work week being constantly reimagined, it's time for a new briefcase: one that will still look professional, just not like Gordon Gekko.

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Feb 14, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Leather eReader or Tablet Cover

 

My friend Ryan had a problem; a problem with stealing his wife Chelsea's Nook eReader so as to gorge on the entire Game of Thrones series. So, he snagged his own Nook Simple Touch, and figured out a way to make a custom leather case and cover with no special sewing or leatherworking skills, and he didn't even have to pay for materials.

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Feb 11, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Leather Wrapped Flask

created at: 02/11/2013

There's nothing wrong with a classic stainless steel flask, but in my experience, a basic, clean-faced model is sorta hard to come by. Instead, I frequently see flasks with printed phrases, weird iconography, or overt brand names. Which is just fine, with this easy project that shows you how to customize them in a classy way with some basic leather scraps.   

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Feb 06, 2013

10 Things Every Man Should Own [Winter Edition]

created at: 02/06/2013

Some of the most frequent kind of questions ManMade receives are inquiries like, "I just graduated college and finally have a real income and I'd like to start investing in some long-lasting goods..." or "my fiancée's birthday is coming up, and I'd like to buy him something every guy should have..." So, in 2013, I'll be sharing my take on those essential items, offering a new collection of ten each season: winterspringsummer, and fall.     

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Feb 01, 2013

How to: Make a Knotted Leather Key Ring

If you're looking for a weekend project to do while you're stuck inside in these blasted temperatures, or just a general introduction to working with leather, consider making one of these classic, masculine key rings.   

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Nov 26, 2012

Makers: A New Video Series Featuring Artists Making Awesome Stuff

Makers is a new series of short films by Shwood, themselves makers of super stylish wooden sunglasses.    

   

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Nov 08, 2012

How to: Polish Your Shoes - The Quick, Easy, No-Fuss Way

Everytime I have a layover at the airport, I like to walk around the terminal and watch people...guess where they're going, why they're traveling. And everytime, I inevitably walk by the shoe shine stand, sometimes occupied, and sometimes not, and I think to myself, "Someday, I'm gonna own a pair of shoes that deserve to be shined for $14 in the airport.

And, really, someday...I will.  

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Oct 22, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Leather Cup Jacket

My pal (and amazing craftsman) Matt came up with this cool project to transform an ordinary Kerr canning jar into a stylish vessel for serving warm drinks without burning your hands.    

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