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Why Build a Tool Chest?

During the last six years, I’ve built a lot of tool chests for customers. To many woodworkers, this might seem odd. Why not build one yourself? The …

Woodworking

Ndamukong Suh explains what really happens to star athletes' huge contracts

In 2015, Ndamukong Suh signed one of the biggest contracts in NFL history, agreeing to join the Miami Dolphins on a deal worth $114 million over six years, with $60 million guaranteed.<p>However, like many contracts in professional sports, the numbers aren't exactly as they seem.<p>While speaking to …

NFL

11 Incredible Things You Can Build Using Only 2 x 4s

This common lumber stock can be used to make almost anything.<p>2 x 4s are available everywhere, which make them an easy and inexpensive building material. They can be cut down into smaller sizes or used as-is to make furniture and projects of all sizes.<p>One important tip before you build 2 x 4 …

Woodworking

Search for illegal, "loophole" online gun sales fails spectacularly

Following a seemingly endless series of claims made by Michael Bloomberg and other Second Amendment opponents, three Democrats from the House and …

Guns

The Basics of Finishing Wood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Paul Moore.</i><p>So, you’ve finished building a woodworking project, but is it really finished? It’s not, unless …

Woodworking

Podcast #304: The Lies of Manhood and How to Teach Young Men Its Truths | The Art of Manliness

Football is often seen as an incubator of rough and wild masculinity. But one former NFL lineman, turned church minister, turned high school football …

Self-improvement

I know y'all are probably tired of seeing the Native, but I'm not tired of carrying it!

Building Outdoor Furniture

Building outdoor furniture can be a lot of fun as well help beautify the back yard. This as a result, the back yard will be a great place to spend …

DIY Sliding Barn Doors

DIY sliding barn doors to decorate the home has become very popular today.<p>Building DIY sliding barn doors is easy. Hanging a door on a track means …

10x20 Shed Plans | MyOutdoorPlans | Free Woodworking Plans and Projects, DIY Shed, Wooden Playhouse, Pergola, Bbq

This step by step diy project is about <b>10×20 gable shed plans</b>. This shed has a beautiful designs, so it is not only for storage but also for enhancing …

Homeowner’s Guide to Shopping for Exterior Plywood

There are few things more important to your home than the materials that it’s built of. This includes the plywood that you use on your home exterior. …

10 Free Porch Swing Plans

If you are like me, you want to spend as much time in nature as possible. If you have a backyard you can create a cozy area for recreation or for …

How to Turn 12 Everyday Items Into Improvised Weapons | The Art of Manliness

“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” –General James “Mad Dog” Mattis<p>While rare, violence often strikes when you …

Self Defense

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

8 ft Bench Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about 8 ft outdoor bench plans. This is a super simple bench I have designed so you can get the job done in …

Woodworking

How to lay pavers for a patio: Fixing a brick patio yourself

How to lay pavers for a patio: Fixing a brick patio yourself<p>Updated on July 9, 2013<p>Our backyard Paver Patio<p>Repairing your own Paver Patio<p>Six years …

Home Improvement

How To Use A Bench-Top Planer

How to use a bench-top planer the correct way and avoid common problems like tear out, snipe and ridges. Reclaim old wood, clean up inexpensive …

Complete Guide to Strength Standards for Natural Lifters

What is strong?<p>We live in a world filled with 1000 pound squat and 800 pound bench press Youtube videos. Kind of makes you feel weak, doesn’t it? It …

9 Excellent Everyday Carry Flashlights

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. You can find last year’s picks on Page 2.<p>A good EDC flashlight should have some, …

Gear & Gadgets

Make Cabinets the Easy Way

Okay, let’s hear ’em—your excuses for not making those cabinets you could use everywhere from your kitchen to your workshop: “Oooh, they have doors.” …

Chill and Grill: How to Make a Patio Cooler and Grill Cart for Summer

Keeps your drinks cold and your outdoor kitchen organized.<p>Now that summer has arrived and we're all enjoying our patios and yards more often, it's time to boost your BBQ game. You can start by building this raised patio cooler and storage bin.<p>Brad Rodriguez of Fix This Build That, has shared this …

BBQ

The Po' Man Charcoal Grill Is Not Your Average Garbage Can

Ever wanted to cook out of a trash can but were worried about the sanitary issues involved? Now, you can have that incognito barbecue grill you’ve …

How to Use Your Planer as Jointer for Milling Large Pieces of Wood

A planer can be used as a jointer by following a few woodworking tricks.<p>Woodworking jointers and planers are used to mill wood so they can be used to build furniture and other projects to correct dimensions. If your workshop doesn't have a jointer to square up an edge or your wood piece is too …

How to Become an Effective Leader | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: As one of the fathers of modern bodybuilding, Joe Weider founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding, created the Mr./Ms.</i> …

Self Control