Hi, all. Chris here. I spent a bunch of time trying to research something last night, and I’m still not sure I’m any more informed than I was before I started. So, I thought I might solicit the very smart and helpful ManMade audience, and let the experts weigh in. My household needs a new… Continue reading Hey, ManMade Readers: Can You Please Help Me Pick a New Remote Control?
Black and Decker tools have come a long way in the last 20 years or so, and are no longer regarded as strictly “homeowner only” tools but are instead finding themselves used more and more prominently in workshops and on job sites in the professional realm. The Black & Decker BDCCS20B cordless circular saw is… Continue reading Black & Decker BDCCS20B: A cordless circular saw worth the money?
Earlier this week, I was asked to be interviewed about getting started in making things, and the conversation turned towards the best tools for the money. The guy asked me what I think the best thing to invest in, and we naturally discussed how, once you have all the tools you need, you tend to think… Continue reading This is the Best 79¢ You Can Spend on Your DIY Projects
There are lots of ways to give gifts for the holidays. You can give in a way that simply checks a person off the list; acknowledges that it’s expected and therefore here’s your Amazon giftcard… (Not recommended.) You can can give gifts that are… Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com Source: http://www.manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/4516-seriously-this-the-single-best-gift-you-can-give-to-any-diyer-maker-or-woodworker-this-holiday
I’ve been trying to up my host game lately, especially in the drinks department. Solid glassware, proper bar tools, and better presentation go a long way towards concocting a quality experience. That’s why I was excited to come up with a great gift project for those that want to ditch the cheap plastic in their classy mixed… Continue reading Make This: DIY Stainless Steel Drinking Straws
Plywood is awesome. It’s affordable, easy to work, and, when used properly, looks great. Plywood also brings its share of headaches, specifically, tearout: the rough, jagged edges that result from cutting through the thin veneers. It’s frustrating, and it looks absolutely terrible. Any woodworker who’s ever used it can speak its woes, which can ruin an otherwise high-quality project. But… Continue reading How to Prevent Tearout and Splintering When Cutting Plywood, Once and For All
Laura and Craig from The Makerista take these Billy bookshelves that we’ve all seen before and transform them into what looks like an entire built-in wall unit. This really is the most impressive DIY IKEA renovation I’ve seen yet. … Continue reading on ManMadeDIY.com Source: http://www.manmadediy.com/users/justin/posts/3503-the-best-ikea-hack-i-ve-ever-seen