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How to Get Started With Fly Fishing | The Art of Manliness

Fishing with a rod and line, and an artificial lightweight lure made to imitate fish prey — that is, fly fishing — was first recorded around the year …

Miniature Spaces Carved From Stone

<b>Matthew Simmonds</b>, an art historian and architectural stone carver based in Italy, has created a collection of exceptionally beautiful miniature …

Miniature

The Volvo Wagon: How Did Station Wagons Come to Define This Swedish Carmaker?

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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country Photo Gallery

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60 Essential Keyboard Shortcuts Every Office Worker Should Know

Of course, you may not need all 60 of these, but knowing them will make you flexible, fast, and ready to work with whatever tool you’re presented …

The Boy Who Found His Father's Ghost Waiting in an Old Racing Game

A deceased father left behind a ghost car in the Xbox game RalliSport Challenge. How his son found it is the most heartwarming video game story you've ever heard.<p>In 2014, we wrote about a son who found his father's ghost car in an Xbox racing game ten years after he passed away. The heartwarming …

No Disassemble This Incredible Johnny Five Lego Set

Johnny Five needs input. Meanwhile, I need this toy.<p>It takes just 300 pieces of Lego to make this Johnny Five. The <i>Short Circuit</i> tribute by PepaQuin stands about 7 inches tall and has points of articulation in the arms, torso, head, and, of course, the plucky robot's expressive eyebrows.<p>The most …

How To Make a Clever Leather Key-Holder for Just a Few Bucks

It'll silence the jangling and look good in the process.<p>There are no shortage of pocket gadgets that aim to organize your keys in a more uniform, compact way than than a standard, jangly ring. Among the most recognizable are the Swiss Army-style KeySmart and the switchbladestyle Keyport. Cool …

Cape Cod Shipbuilding

Sailing by E.L. Goodwin<p>When the day at the office has been particularly tough, I phone my wife to pack a picnic supper and we take the family and go …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>(Photo by Alison Gootee)<p><b>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather</b> family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of …

Make a Perfect Cup of Coffee with These Brewing Ratio Charts

The ratio of coffee to water is key to making a great cup of joe. The Black Bear Micro Roastery has made a chart for easy reference, showing you the …

My Year with a Distraction-Free iPhone

In 2012, I realized I had a problem. My iPhone made me twitchy. I could feel it in my pocket, calling me, like the Ring called Bilbo Baggins. It …

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Remove Old Wallpaper with Diluted Fabric Softener

Removing old wallpaper is one of the more irritating DIY tasks. Depending on the age, glue, and type of wallpaper, getting it off your walls can be …

How to make impressive time-lapse videos with Hyperlapse

Hyperlapse, the new time-lapse video app from Instagram, is taking the Web by storm. In today’s video, Cult of Mac goes hands-on with the free app to show you exactly how to use it to make incredible videos.<p>We also explain why Hyperlapse beats out iOS 8’s built-in time-lapse feature, and we’ll show …

Announcing a New Book! Heading Out On Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days | The Art of Manliness

When I graduated from high school and left home to become a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, I had never done a single load of my own laundry. …

The power of checklists

In his book <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i>, Dr. Atul Gawande made a strong case for the power of checklists to help us “get things right” — including a …

Make Your Own DIY Box-Fan Beef Jerky

There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.<p>There's no reason to pay the outlandish store prices for beef jerky—it's the ultimate DIY food.

Applying the Ethos of the Craftsman to Our Everyday Lives | The Art of Manliness

Across cultures and time, the archetype of the craftsman has represented man’s ability to create and has been the mark of mature manhood. He is <i>homo</i> …

Learn to Tie a Trucker's Hitch, the Knot You'll Use All Year

Need to secure canoes and kayaks to your truck or tie down long lengths of rope at your camp site? Then you need to learn the trucker's hitch.<p><b>Every year at Thanksgiving, my family treks to a</b> Christmas tree farm in the North Carolina mountains. We choose a Fraser fir, call in the chainsaw man, and …

This Classic Cartoon Teaches You How to Properly Use Hand Tools

What's the best way to learn how to use tools? Cartoons, of course! This cartoon from 1945 teaches the best ways to handle common hand tools still in …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Build Your Own Beautiful Flat-Pack Chair

With a borrowed CNC router, we cut all the pieces for this Eames chair from a single sheet of wood. Follow our plans and you'll have a flat-pack chair that comes together without any of those obnoxious IKEA fasteners.<p>I built this Eames-like chair without touching a single traditional woodworking …

Page not Found – Gemba Academy

Oops, we couldn’t find what you were looking for! The webmaster has been notified and we will fix ASAP!<p>In the meantime, try searching for what you …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …

Air Hoses: Install a Retractable Air Hose Reel

Put air power right at your fingertips<p>End the hassle of unfurling and furling the air hose and keep it off the floor.<p>There’s nothing like having …

Woodworking

Small Workshop Storage Solutions

Tips for getting more storage space out of your small workshop<p>For most of us, a big shop is only a dream. Too often, we’re forced to build our …

Woodworking

Simple Workbench Plans

With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!<p>Does your current workbench consist of two …

Woodworking