Woodworking Blog

Your woodworking adventure starts here! The Craftsy 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.

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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The New Craftsy App Is HERE and It’s FREE!

By Craftsy
Craftsy’s engineers have been busy, and we can’t wait to show you what they’ve created! Cue the launch of the newest version of the Craftsy app for iPhone and iPad, packed with amazing updates that makes it easier than ever for you to watch and enjoy your favorite classes. Of Craftsy’s three million members, more than one million are already using our app. Join the club and find out what you’ve been missing! Read more »
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 »

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
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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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By Karen Kelty
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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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