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Feb 20, 2013

Video: Crafting a Handmade Chair from Scratch

My friend Jamie of Design Milk got an awesome chance to share this look at designer/maker Daniel Moyer crafting a custom chair from a huge slab of walnut milled just for him. The video strikes a perfect balance: it's just long enough, the music's great,

and each scene walks you through the process of tree to final finish. With just enough workshop envy. Watch it below:   

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Feb 08, 2013

How to: Make a DIY Wooden Dodecahedron Pendant Light

created at: 02/08/2013

I'm a big fan of geometric shapes in DIY projects, but when it comes to woodworking, it can be difficult to anticipate all the math when working with angles other than 90-degrees.    

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Jan 30, 2013

A Woodworking Robot that Carves Furniture with a Chainsaw

For Passagen 2013 (Interior Design Week in Cologne), Berlin-based company Echtwald has teamed up wit Kkaarrlls to create this: a robot who cuts stackable stools from tree trunks with a chainsaw.

Is there more that needs to be said? Well, yeah, actually...   

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Jan 08, 2013

How to: Make DIY "Manly" Wooden Teething Toys

created at: 01/08/2013

Last month, my nephew turned one, and he's suffering the pains of little ones everywhere - new teeth and very sore gums. He's sticking anything he can in his mouth to try to relieve the pain, so my sweetheart asked me if we could make up some dedicated teething toys, made from natural materials, for his birthday gift. And since his parents are both hilarious and always up for a laugh, we decided to go all out and avoid the monkeys and giraffes common in infant toys, and make them in humorous, tongue-in-cheek "manly" shapes.

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Dec 04, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Mid-Century Modern Atomic Wreath

created at: 12/04/2012

This season, I was excited to team up with DIY Network to create a series of original how-to projects with the theme of "Christmas at The Jetsons." The rest of the

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Dec 03, 2012

Thumpety Thump Thump (I Made This)

created at: 12/03/2012

Last weekend, I made these faceted wooden gems from American rock maple.  

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Dec 03, 2012

ManMade Giveaway: Win a $200 Gift Card to True Value Hardware

They say, "It don't matter if you've got a lot, you can't be happy till you're happy with what you've got." And that's true. But getting free stuff never hurt, either, so why not enter this week's True Value giveaway! Read on to see how to enter!   THE PRIZE:

- Two, yes ¡TWO! $100 gift cards to True Value.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks for entering.

 

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Nov 30, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Wood Dowel Holiday Wreath

This easy wreath project is festive and inexpensive, with warm woodtones and

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Nov 27, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Modern Wooden Menorah

created at: 11/27/2012

There are two of us here at ManMade. There's me, Chris, and I handle the content of the site, publishing the daily posts and projects. The other half is my compadre Bruno, who works behind-the-scenes keeping everything running smoothly. It's a great team, and we compliment each other well. I'm a dedicated Christmas fan, and Bruno...well, his last name is Bornsztein. Guess which winter holiday he grew up celebrating...

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Nov 27, 2012

Limited Edition Handmade Wooden LEGO Guys

Artist and woodworker Malet Thibaut has created twenty handmade wooden "art toys" modeled after the iconic LEGO mini-fig.  

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Nov 26, 2012

How to: Make DIY Triangle Shelves

Creative couple Josh and Sarah whipped up these colorful geometric shelves using some clever cuts and basic lumber, and happily shared their how-to so you can whip some up at home.  

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Nov 14, 2012

How to: Make a Wooden Beer Caddy

Chris Krueger from The New Hobbyist wrote in to share these simple yet awesome wooden beer caddies (bottle opener included) he made for each of the groomsmen in his wedding.

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Nov 07, 2012

How to: Make DIY Wall-Mounted Succulent Shelves

created at: 11/07/2012

I've lived in my house for three years, and I have but one giant blank white wall left: the one across from my bedroom headboard, the first thing I see when I wake up. For the past thirty-six months, I've been slowly filling my walls with DIY art projects, screenprints from my favorite artists, even a full-on collage of colorful paint samples glued to the plaster (which are never coming off, by the way). But this guy...taunts every morning. Or, had been.  Cause last weekend, I decided to do something about it.  

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Nov 07, 2012

Beautifully Crafted Miniature 18th Century Toolchest with Tiny, Working Tools

Artist William Robertson just completed this "astounding" miniature replica of the 18th century Hewitt Tool Chest, on display in Colonial Williamsburg. It includes tiny, functional tools - you can see the handplane shaving away the pencil in the photo above.  

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Oct 30, 2012

How to: Repair Stripped Screw Holes in Wood

created at: 10/30/2012

If you'll recall from your grade school science lessons, a screw is a simple machine. It's a continuous helix-shaped thread that cuts a groove into the surrounding material, thereby keeping the screw in place and, usually, holding two things together.

And, they work great...except when that "surrounding material" they're supposed to cut into gets worn away, and the screw just spins and spins inside the hole, holding absolutely nothing together.

Luckily, there's a super easy solution to fix it, and it costs about four cents and takes less than five minutes.  

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Oct 29, 2012

Crafting the 1608: An Electric Guitar Designer by Bon Iver and Built from Whiskey Barrels

created at: 05/28/2013

Irish whiskey producers Bushmills teamed up with musician Justin Verson of Bon Iver and luthier Gordy Bischoff to create the 1608 - an electric guitar made from spent charred white oak Bushmill's barrels.  

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Oct 12, 2012

The Process: Crafting a Rustic Farm Table

Dave Ellison is a Rhode Island based furniture maker that builds classic New England farm tables from local and reclaimed woods, giving each piece loads of character and handmade touches.  

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Oct 08, 2012

ManMade Giveaway: Win a $100 Gift Card to True Value Hardware

The great Dutch thinker Erasmus once said, "“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.” And for most ManMade readers, I imagine it's the same. First things first: books, records, and, in particular, tools and supplies for making stuff and completing projects. And then the rest.

created at: 10/08/2012

Today, we wanna help you with that, so we teamed up with True Value to give you a hundred bucks to spend on tools, materials, and other goodies so you can execute all those great ideas in your head.  

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Oct 04, 2012

Crafting a DIY Surfboard from Reclaimed Wood

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Schwood, makers of wood sunglasses and other especially cool bits, created a one-of-a-kind surfboard using reclaimed wood found of the beaches of the Oregon coast.  

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Sep 20, 2012

An Epic Rap Battle of Manliness

created at: 09/20/2012

Viral video masterminds Rhett & Link have turned their sites on the nostalgic hyper-masculine trend, creating a man-posturing rap battle of epic proportions.  

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