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Oct 09, 2017

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Wood and Leather Magazine Rack

Long live the print magazine. Seriously. We know the entire publishing industry is in a bit of flux, but we'll do everything we can to help them pull through. Because as far as a casual reading experience goes, the magazine format is just about perfect. 

Of course, there's that other issue of being a subscriber: the inevitable mass of to-be-read copies. Whether the always-cited-and-lamented stacks of The New Yorker or a random selection of last month's issues you just haven't gotten around to yet, being a subscriber means there's always pile in your house somewhere.       

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Aug 29, 2016

How to: Make a Simple, Rustic Folding Magazine Rack from Wood and Fabric

This is a guest post from Mike at The Crafty Gentleman blog – a site dedicated to original DIY and craft projects. 

created at: 09/23/2015

Yeah, we're living in the digital age, but I still enjoy a magazine or newspaper with my morning coffee. To keep them tidy and at hand, I designed this minimalist magazine holder, which would fit neatly alongside any table or sofa. The raw wood and denim look gives it a rustic, rugged feel – but you could easily paint the wood or use different fabric, to customize it perfectly for your space.

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Nov 11, 2015

Check It Out: Read the 1st Issue of "Fine Woodworking" Magazine for Free

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Fine Woodworking magazine is celebrating its 40th anniversary this fall, and is sharing all kinds of cool stuff from its archives. Like... re-sharing its first issue ever, from Winter 1975, when it looked much, much different than it does today.   

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Jun 22, 2015

Frank Sinatra Has a Cold

In the winter of 1965, Gary Talese was flown out to Los Angeles with a assignment to profile the legendary Frank Sinatra. Sinatra at this point was aged and uncomfortable, with no intention of being interviewed. Rather than giving up, Talese decided to stick around and talk with Sinatra's assistants, valets, and even his personal toupee manager in the hopes that the Boss would come around. What resulted was a breakthrough piece of narrative nonfiction that spawned the birth of New Journalism and introduced America to the man behind the iconic voice and swagger.   

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Aug 30, 2013

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Wooden Crate Magazine Rack

Wooden Crate Magazine Rack DIY

This is a cool, rustic way to store your magazine racks without taking too much space, and it doubles as a side table too. Score!

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Jun 10, 2013

Man Up: 5 Summer Reads for the Curious and Creative Guy

Portlandia: a guide for visitors[http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=26384917&parentid=A_ENT_BOOKS_BOOK]

Need new reads for this summer? No problemo. This roundup will show you 5 interesting books that will make you smarter, manlier, and more creative.

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Nov 07, 2012

How Iwan Ban Shot that Photo of Post-Sandy New York in Partial Darkness

NYMag.org asked Dutch photographer Iwan Ban how he managed to shoot this soon-to-be iconic image of New York City, in the midst of the post-Hurricane Sandy blackouts, which is featured on the cover of this week's issue of New York magazine.  

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Jan 12, 2012

Free Magazine: Makers in the Modern Era

Hand-Eye Supply, the Portland, OR/online store selling "tools for making, designing, building, doing" have released their first magazatolog, called Makers in the Modern Era, which you can get can...for free.

   

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Nov 17, 2011

First Covers of Famous Magazines

created at: 11/16/2011

(Esquire - 1933)

Magazines might be struggling these days, but I still love 'em. There's something gratifying about flipping through the pages and ripping out pictures or articles that you want to save for later. Oh and did you know you can actually open a bottle of beer with a magazine? Try doing that with your iPad!

And then there's old magazines. You know, like Grandma's stash of 3 decades worth of National Geographic that gives you a peek into the lives of the Pygmy people back in 1950. Well rev up your time machines because here are the covers of the first issues of some of the world's most popular magazines.   

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Apr 05, 2011

How To: Make a Mathematical Bowl from Recycled Magazines

created at: 04/05/2011

Call it a fractal, TriForce-inspired, or just plain geometric, this triangular upcycled fruit bowl is straight up awesome. Made from only recycled magazines and isosceles triangles, this guy'll have you rocking your 9th-grade math class and your glue gun skills all at once.

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Jun 09, 2010

ManMade in the Current Issue of SewHip Magazine!

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SewHip - "The UK's No. 1 Sewing Magazine" has an article called "Men Do It Too!" in their current issue (no. 17), featuring two male crafters and bloggers, Paul from Dudecraft and yours truly. The five page spread features lots of ManMade original projects and photos, including several from Make It! Mid-Century Modern, the circuit board picture frame, the free Happiness is a Warm Glue Gun poster, and the mid-century birdhouse: created at: 06/09/2010

     

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May 28, 2010

Chewed to Bits by Giant Turtles! Vintage Men's Adventure Magazines

Before Maxim and Esquire, there was a previous generation of men's magazines. Pulpy, violent, and equally sex-obsessed as the current publications, these men's adventure magazines feature fantastic headlines like: "Why Foreign Girls Make Better Wives and Lovers," "Cannibal Crabs Craw to Kill," and "I'm Teaching My Kid to Fight Dirty."  

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Mar 16, 2010

137 Years of Popular Science Magazine...Totally Free!

Popular Science, the oldschoolest of how-to magazines that continues to capture the mind of manmakers and lay tinkerers, has assembled their entire archives -that's 137 years - and made them available for free browsing. "Each issue appears just as it did at its original time of publication, complete with period advertisements. It's an amazing resource that beautifully encapsulates our ongoing fascination with the future, and science and technology's incredible potential to improve our lives."

created at: 03/16/2010

Says RetroThing: "It's stunning to recall what a huge impact Popular Science had in the pre-internet days. I remember pouring over the "What's

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