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.

dovetail saw cuts

How to Saw Dovetails — Accurately!

By Rob Porcaro
Making a good dovetail joint largely comes down to accurate sawing. That requires fully focusing the mind and the body, as well as attending to the fine points of technique that I'll discuss here. Those carefully made layout lines for the tails await the saw's teeth, so let's get started. Read more »
Cutting with the bevel in contact with the wood

The ABCs of Woodturning: The Basics

By Ed Pretty

Following the A, B and C of woodturning basics will give you the ability to control any tool to get the direction and depth of cut that you want to produce the form that you want. Tool control is everything in woodturning.

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All the basics covered

Safety at the Lathe: Woodturning Safety Tips

By Ed Pretty
It's the only machine tool in the shop where the machine moves the wood and the cutting tool is held by the operator. The lathe, therefore, has its own unique safety considerations besides all the other risks that are ever-present in any shop. Observing some basic woodturning safety rules will make your time at the lathe far more enjoyable. Read more »

Plane Blade Sharpening Made Easy

By Wilbur Pan

Plane blades need to be kept sharp. The good news is that if you know how to sharpen a chisel, sharpening a plane blade is a very similar process. Explore this quick and easy method of sharpening a plane blade.

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Protective Equipment for Woodworking Safety

Stay Safe in the Workshop with These Woodworking Safety Tips

By Mitch Roberson
Are you interested in woodworking but concerned about safety? A shop full of sharp blades and powerful machines can be intimidating if you don’t know the basics of how to stay safe. Practice these safety tips in your shop and you’ll have an enjoyable experience making things out of wood for years to come. Read more »