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May 09, 2013

Wyclef Jean and Jimmy DiResta Make a Functional Guitar from an AK-47 Assault Rifle

Something about this story really touches me. I've always been a fan of both Wyclef and Jimmy DiResta's work, and there's just something about the two of them talking about revolution that just presses all my buttons. 

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Jan 24, 2012

How the Glock Became America's Gun of Choice

While guns, Glocks or otherwise, are not necessarily masculine and a topic for ManMade, the genres in which is so often appears - nearly every crime film, ganster lore, hip-hop lyrics - certainly cross our paths from time to time. And supposedly the standard issue service weapon for two-thirds of U.S. police forces.

So, the real question is...why? What about the glock allowed it to permiate into Hollywood films and rap lyrics? Do actually criminals prefer the glock, or is it just the fictional imagination?  

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Dec 30, 2011

How To: Make an 18-Shot, Ratcheting Triple Barrel Nerf Gun

created at: 12/29/2011

I don't care how old you get...you're never too old for a Nerf gun. Or a squirt gun, but that's different post.

The appeal, of course, is not that it's a gun, where you can work out aggression or make a statement on the person you're shooting, but that it's simply a way to engage your friends or family from across the room. It's like tossing a ball at them, or throwing a grape high in the air for them to catch in their mouth.

And when you're older, then you can do all kinds of fun stuff with 'em, like make this crazy beast.  

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Feb 07, 2011

Shoot, That's Fun: Art Made from Bullet Holes

created at: 02/07/2011

Talk about the creative process...

Walt Creel creates original artwork with a deadly weapon. The Birmingham, Alabama-based artist uses a .22-caliber rifle to make pointilist portraits of southern wildlife onto 4x6-foot aluminum panels.

created at: 02/07/2011

"My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it."

Click through to see how it works:   

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Jan 24, 2011

How To: Make a DIY Rubber Band Rifle

created at: 01/24/2011

I have a bit of a conundrum: I'm really uncomfortable with guns. I only shot one once, when I was 23, at a friend's farm. With all the proper safety precautions, he taught me a bit about shooting clay pigeons, launched one into the air, and I actually hit it.

And that was enough. I never want to shoot, or even touch, a gun again. 

And yet, I love to throw, fling, and launch stuff at my friends. Weird, huh?  

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Mar 30, 2010

Garden Gun 5.1

Squirting someone with the garden hose will: 1) never stop being fun, and 2) never stop being funny. The mantra "its only water" can aid in getting away with a lot, no? Imagine how much MORE fun it would be to soak your mates with a water pistol with an infinite reservoir and gusto for days.

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Feb 03, 2010

Free Printable Poster: Happiness is a Warm Glue Gun

created at: 2010/02/02

ManMade is not even a month old yet, but we're thrilled to have so many of you interacting with us and letting us know what you think.

So, to say thanks, we're offering a free poster that you can download [PDF] and print off at home!  

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