JD McElhaney

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How to Get Your Knives Razor Sharp

Knives are a common fixture in our everyday lives, be it in the kitchen, workplace or the great outdoors. What is fairly uncommon however, is someone …

Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …

Watch a Rusted Knife Get a Second Chance

Going from rusty to trusty.<p>Often used as a horror film prop, the butcher's knife is well-regarded for its ability to strike fear into others—an unfair reputation for a helpful tool. One YouTuber stumbled across such a blade, rusty and unloved, and decided to restore it.<p>Using a grinder and olive …

DIY Pergola Tutorial: How to Build Your Own Backyard Shade

We enjoy our deck. It gets a wonderful breeze most of the summer that keeps the bugs down and helps us stay cool. At some point we decided we wanted …

Woodworking

These Hipster Bookends Will Give Your Library New Light

Unless you're a Kindle reader... Then you can just GTFO.<p>4 wood slabs<p>Wood glue, $5.57<p>4 x 1¼-inch screws<p>2 Edison lightbulbs, $17.95<p>2 sockets with cord, $14.99<p>Super glue , $4.48<p>Optional: Wood stain, $4.34<p>View this post on Facebook

Woodworking

From startups to spaceships: Ten top books for geeks to read in 2017

Geeks and books go together like athletes and balls, but just as there are different sports, there are different types of geek reading. We’ve put …

How to Make Beef Jerky | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Tim Ferriss‘ new book,</i> The Four Hour Chef<i>.</i><p><b>An Introduction to Dehydrating Food</b><p>Dehydration is all about removing …

Smart Blinds

Hello!<p>This project presents the improvements made to my original (and first) project, the Automated Solar Powered Horizontal Blinds. The original …

Arduino

10 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Every Skill Level

From novice to advanced, these woodworking projects will challenge and delight.<p>Woodworking is an amazing hobby—as well as vocation, that can last a lifetime. These 10 woodworking projects are straight from our editors, and are accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include …

Woodworking

Every Backyard Deserves a Solid DIY Shed

YouTube's mad scientist walks us through his personal build.<p>Every backyard deserves a good shed to give you loads of room to store a bunch of supplies. But buying a shed can be pricey. Moreover, it's a cop-out. It's much better if you build your own.<p>If you haven't already built your own shed from …

10 Terrific Apps and Websites for Making and DIY

Even with so much technology at our fingertips, the instinct to build stuff with our hands hasn't disappeared. Instead, it's taken on a new form. …

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Building a Small Parts Storage Cabinet

I seem to go through phases where I have this need to re-organize my stuff and it's often triggered by an event. Recently I lost the little mounting …

11 Best DIY Condiments for Fourth of July

Skip the store-bought mayo.<p>It's true there are some condiments that chefs don't make from scratch. But this Fourth of July, skip the store-bought …

Cooking

Building a Get-Home Bag | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart, Senior Instructor at the Willow Haven Outdoor School for Survival, Preparedness & …

DIY Raspberry Pi Wireless Drone Disabler Project (video)

If drones in your area are becoming a pain or you would just like to test your skills, a new Raspberry Pi powered wireless drone disabler system has …

What 7 of the World's Smartest People Think About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) will end us, save us or—less jazzy-sounding but the more probable intersection of both—eventually obsolete us. From …

Artificial Intelligence

2 huge reasons you need a VPN

While in Syria, Nouhran ran a blog under a hidden identity through which he examined the country’s situation from a liberal point of view and aimed to provide a voice for the millions of ethnic and religious minorities. Nouran used a VPN daily to unblock social media websites and stay anonymous …

DIY - How to Make Outdoor Bench - Quiet Corner

Every porch needs a bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for …

Woodworking

How to Fight Multiple Assailants | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Dylan Edmiston.</i><p>So you’ve been training to be a better fighter. Maybe you take classes or maybe you’ve read …

Martial Arts

Best-Kept Secrets of Miami Beach

There's more to Magic City than meets the eye! From hidden speakeasy-style restaurants to secret beaches, we're spilling about the obscure haunts …

How to Make Your Own Summer Shandy | Men's Health

(American brewers tend to use “radler” and “shandy” interchangeably to mean “fruit beer that probably features citrus.”)<p>The problem: So many commercially packaged radlers are sticky-sweet, chemically flavored, unbalanced messes.<p>And even some of the more artful renditions suffer from being so …

Complete Guide to Scotch Whisky | The Art of Manliness

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of …

Small Experiments in DIY Home Security

[Dann Albright] writes about some small experiments he’s done in home security.He starts with the simplest. Which is to purchase an off the shelf web …

Arduino

How to Find Water in the Wilderness | The Art of Manliness

In any survival scenario, water is by far your most important resource. You can easily go a day without food, and usually don’t need shelter right …

Gardening