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Jan 27, 2016

How to: Restore an Antique Pocket Knife

created at: 01/27/2016

I spent time over the holidays sorting through old boxes of knick nacks and came across some heirloom pocket knives I'd inherited from my grandfather that had fallen into disrepair. I considered throwing them out but figured it was worth looking into how one might go about repairing them. 

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Jan 05, 2016

How to: Build a Cheap Home Gym

Starting the new year, I'm guessing quite a few of us have new physical health goals that require some quality workout equipment. If you already have a gym membership or just joined one: ROCK ON. Personally, I've never been much of a gym membership guy for budgetary reasons, though I take daily workouts extremely seriously, so I know the hardship that can be trying to get in a full body workout in just your living room with limited equipment.   

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Aug 28, 2015

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

Tiki torches are hit or miss for me. They can be tacky and, but if done right they can class up the aesthetic of your summer barbecue  in a whole new way. The design is as simple to make as the aesthetic is clean.

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Feb 19, 2015

10 DIY Toy Projects Dads Should Build with Their Kids

Water RocketSome of you have kids and some of you still act like kids, so here are some fantastic and fun DIY projects to do with children of all ages.    

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Dec 15, 2014

How Bourbon Is Made

Ever wonder how America's great bourbon is made? Like, from what it's made, and how does it become liquid, and if it's distilled, why is it brown?Bourbon - Gear PatrolThese guys went on a five-day blitz through twelve distilleries and cut together this video as a visual guide through the entire process.   

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Nov 14, 2014

How to: Make Retro Pixel Art Cutting Boards

Pixel Art Chopping BoardEvery man needs a cutting board and a good, solid one always ups the ante of the kitchen's quality. Inspired by the impressive designs of 1337motifthis step-by-step guide from Instructable's community member 1up Living shows you how to create your own cutting board with some vintage video game inspiration.    

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Oct 23, 2014

Watch Adam Savage Brilliantly Reconstruct Han Solo's Iconic DL-44 Blaster

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Watch Adam Savage of Mythbusters fame create exact replica models of some of your favorite historical icons and cinematic props with the Tested team. Let's be clear, these aren't replicas in the sense of things that look exactly like other things. Instead these are things painstakingly researched and reconstructed before your eyes out of original materials using original machining methods. 

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Oct 20, 2014

Make Your Own Bow and Arrow

created at: 10/12/2014

As a kid, I had my own tiny bow and arrow set I would use to shoot elusive paper deer on a foam block. There was something satisfying about the manual skill it took to shoot an object one-hundred feet across the yard. Now that I'm older I can further that fascination by making my own bow to hunt down real dear.   

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Apr 23, 2013

How To: Make an Inexpensive DIY Art Print

created at: 04/18/2013

So...you have a huge blank space on your wall staring at you everyday. You don't know what to do with it, but know that buying an original piece that size is way out of your budget. What do you do? Of course, you make your own.

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Jun 12, 2012

How to: Make a DIY Lego Key Holder

created at: 06/11/2012

I've been seeing various DIY Lego key holders pop up on Pinterest and around the blogosphere lately and I think it's a brilliant and super easy idea. First of all, everyone loves Legos. Second, we're all misplacing our keys, right? Well this DIY project will add some geeky-chic flair to your home and, hey, if you're still looking for a Father's Day gift for Dad, why don't you make him one of these?  

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May 31, 2012

How To: Make a Book Cover Disguise for Your Wireless Router

created at: 05/30/2012

Now this is a brilliant, but incredibly simple, DIY idea. Chances are most of us have a wireless router. And if you do, you probably know already that it's the ugliest gadget in your home (seriously, why can't the folks who invented the Nest thermostat redesign the router?!). Some of us can tuck our routers away, but others need to keep theirs out in the open.

Well fear not, because with a little (and I mean minimal) amount of handiwork you can transform an old hardcover book into a disguise for your wireless router!  

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