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.

Chisel Sharpening Made Easy: Working on the Bevel

By Wilbur Pan
Yesterday on the Craftsy blog, we took a look at how to sharpen a chisel, where we covered flattening and polishing the back of the chisel. Today, we're finishing the job by working on the bevel of the chisel. The good news is that from here on out, you won’t have to deal with the back until you wear down that 1” of the chisel that you’ve polished up. This will take years. Read more »

Chisel Sharpening Made Easy: Flatten & Polish

By Wilbur Pan
Chisels are one of the most basic, useful and versatile of all woodworking tools. They allow you to shape a piece of wood to your heart’s content. But in order for a chisel to be useful, it needs to be sharp. Here's a quick and easy method for sharpening a chisel. Read more »

Giving Back: Crafting Makes the World a Better Place!

By Kelsey Loughman
Crafting helps me help others on Craftsy.com

Crafters around the world understand that crafting is more than “just a hobby.” But did you know that numerous studies have proven that crafting promotes overall health? In the Craftsy series "Better Lives With Crafting," we will focus each week, for the next month, on one of the specific ways crafting keeps you well. Check out this week's feature "Crafting Helps Me Help Others” showcasing heartwarming stories from members who use crafts to make the lives of others a little brighter.

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Get Craftsy’s Better Lives With Crafting Badges for Your Blog!

By Karen Kelty
Crafting is my therapy badge

Did you know clinical studies show that crafting can have real medical and cognitive benefits? In honor of National Craft Month, each week in March we're exploring the different ways being a maker can contribute to a person's overall health and wellness in our "Better Lives With Crafting" series. Want to let others know about the health benefits of crafting. Simply grab the code to your favorite badges here and proudly sport them on your own site!

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At Last The Solution to a Happier, Healthier Life And You’ll Never Guess What It Is!

By Kelsey Loughman
Be healthy with crafting

Countless studies have established the health benefits of crafts. As a part of the Craftsy series "Better Lives with Crafting," we will focus each week, for the next month, on one of the specific ways crafting keeps you healthy by featuring personal stories from our Craftsy members. Check out this week's feature "Crafting is my therapy" with inspiring stories from members who discovered the healing power of being a maker.

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Meet the Member of the Month for March: Rainy Hovarth

By Randi Thackeray
Craftsy Member of the Month for March: Rainy Horvath

It is with great joy we introduce our March Member of the Month, Rainy Hovarth. It has been nothing but sunshine since we met this special gal. It is true that we are impressed with the fact that Rainy has over 140 Craftsy classes. But, the real reason we love her so is that she has been loyal to Craftsy since the very beginning. As we have grown as a company, Rainy has been growing as a crafter.

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