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The 5 Best Scissor Sharpeners [Ranked]

Scissor sharpeners are tools that are used to keep scissor blades sharp. Scissor sharpeners can be simple manual devices such as a sharpening stone or they can be complex electric machines or something in between. How do they work? Scissor sharpeners generally use a type of stone to sharpen in which the blade of the […]

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The 5 Best Paper Cutter Trimmers [Ranked]

Paper trimmers are crafting tools for exactly cutting paper materials.In this post, we examine five of the best-selling paper cutters.  That said, our quick pick if you need a heavy-duty trimmer for materials like cork, chipboard, vinyl, foam, burlap paper, and cardstock layers, check out the Fiskars Rotary Trimmer.For lighter-duty paper-cutting applications, the Fiskars 12 Inch […]

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The 5 Best Hand Planes [Ranked]

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Hand planes in olden times were indispensable woodworking tools. They were always on hand to shape, smooth, and straighten any piece of wood in your home or workshop. Carpenters would haul an entire tool chest of specialty planes.Nowadays power tools like belt sanders, power planers, jointers, and belt sanders perform manual planning tasks much, much […]

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The 5 Best Drawknives [Ranked]

A drawknife has a variety of applications as a specialty edge tool.You can use it to strip bark from tree trunks. It can help perform renovations- trimming and fitting beams or square timbers. And it even has artistic wood-sculpting purposes.Below we review five of the best-selling draw knives- but if you want our top pick […]

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The 5 Best Whittling Knives [Ranked]

In this post, we examine 5 of the best-selling whittling knives.Our top recommendation is the Morakniv whittling knife. Click here to jump to the video review. Whittling is the art of carving shapes out of blocks or pieces of wood. While there are multiple knives for wood carving, whittling knives (or pocket knives) are generally straight […]

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The 5 Best Online Knitting Classes [Ranked]

In this post we examine 5 of the best-selling Udemy knitting courses. If you’re looking to learn how to knit online from a reputable instructor, Udemy and it’s money back guarantee can be a great resource.Our top pick is the Knitting Crash Course, taught by Emily Woodhouse. She says it’s the perfect course for “brand […]

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The 5 Best Wood Carving Tools [Ranked]

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In this post, we examine 5 of the best-selling wood carving tools on the market. Wood carving tools are sharp, bladed instruments with either plastic or wood handles that allow woodcarvers to sculpt and carve wood. Good tool sets give users a variety of blade tips for various woodworking needs (Source).How do they work?These tools come […]

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The 5 Best Online Drawing Classes [Ranked]

If you’re looking to learn to draw, one of the most cost-effective ways to become proficient is to take an online Udemy course.In this post we examine five of the most popular Udemy drawing courses and see if they live up to the hype.What is a Udemy drawing course?Udemy is a company that specializes in […]

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The 5 Best Glow In The Dark Paints [Ranked]

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In this post we examine 5 of the best-selling glow in the dark paints.Before we dive in, if you’re looking for a luminous paint for DIY indoor/outdoor wood, glass, metal, paint, fabric, plastic applications, check out the Aurora paint. If you want a body paint, check out the UV Glow paint. The Aurora, DecoArt, Glominex and the […]

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The 5 Best Self-Healing Mats [Ranked]

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Self healing cutting mats (also known as fabric cutting boards) provide a protective cutting surface that ‘magically’ recovers from cuts (Source). They’re generally 3 mm thick and built from layered PVC plastic with inch/metric markings as well as grid lines for orienting your crafts projects (Source). Buyers range from sewers, crafts professionals, quilters, photo croppers, […]

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