Woodworking Blog

Your woodworking adventure starts here! The Bluprint Woodworking Blog covers everything from the best tools and how to handle them, to different types of woods, techniques including cuts, drilling and sanding, and tutorials for impressive projects.

dovetails

The Dovetail Joint: Fixing Errors & Finishing Up

By Rob Porcaro

Our exploration of dovetail joinery comes to a close, as we finally arrive at the reward stage of hand cutting dovetails where we get to see what all our efforts have wrought. But first, we'll share some tips for fixing errors and finishing up.

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Bowl Turning Tips & Tricks

By Ed Pretty

By combining proper woodturning techniques with these simple bowl turning tips and tricks, you will avoid a lot of pitfalls that newer turners often experience.

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Candle stand between two Shaker rocking chairs

Shaker Woodworking: Characteristics of the Shaker Style of Furniture

By Mitch Roberson

What makes Shaker furniture so distinctive and lasting? What makes it so compelling to build? In this post, we'll describe the context in which the Shakers designed and built their furniture, and identify some of the characteristics that define the Shaker woodworking style and discuss how they came into being.

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Tage Frid walnut three-legged stool

Making a Tage Frid-Style Three-Legged Stool

By Mitch Roberson

Building the Tage Frid three-legged stool is a challenging project that serves as a miniature course in furniture making. Read along as I tackle angled dovetails, a four-shoulder mortise and tenon joint, several wedged tenon joints and lots of shaping and working with curves.

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dovetails coming together

Dovetail Joinery: Fitting the Joints Together

By Rob Porcaro

Is it time to see if all your work has paid off in a set of tails and pins that actually fit together? Almost! But adding a few critical nuances can make the difference between struggling toward a disappointing joint and delighting in a sweet fit.

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