Crafts for Men from Men Who Craft

Posted by on May 28, 2014

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Men who craft know which crafts are cool for men. Celebrate the creative dude in your life  on Father's Day or any day  with some great ideas from our favorite "man crafters."

paper walk-along glider
Stephen Voltz and Fritz Grobe

Walk-Along Paper Airplane

The Smithsonian's Air & Space blog features a free tutorial from the book, How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnetic Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects. The book itself is a great gift for Dad, but how fun would it be to make several of these walk-along paper airplanes for the whole family to have a race? Click here to learn how to make this paper airplane "that flies forever."

Boxer Shorts

Mark Montano shows you how to make men's boxer shorts  create a pattern from an existing pair, then go have a little fun at the fabric store and find some great colors and novelty prints.

talisman pendant
Ken Oliver

Talisman Pendant

Ken Oliver talks about the spiritual meaning behind a talisman and shares one he made to pay tribute to his family by layering a liquid resin over a miniature work of art inside a metal bezel. Add a leather cord and any guy would be proud to wear it  with your art or a favorite photo.

flat file storage rack
Jonathan Fong

Flat File Storage

For the architect, the drafter, the artist, or the guy who collects maps  make this flat file storage rack with tabletops and short cabinet legs. Jonathan Fong shows you how.

cable knit socks
The Knitting Mill

Cable-Knit Socks

"Ken in Maine" shares his take on the Brethren Sock Pattern from the Knitting Mill. All the proceeds from the sale of this pattern go toward a scholarship fund for an annual men's knitting retreat.

diy slat wood bench

Slat Wood Bench

Chris from shares a tutorial for making this gorgeous slat wood bench. Even if you don't have power tools, you can make it with pre-cut lumber and basic tools, including a hand saw, clamps and a drill.

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