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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 1. How to Make a Miter Saw Workstation

    Use these instructions to make a miter saw workstation that can be used on a jobsite or in a shop. Built-in infeed and outfeed tables e...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 2. How to Build a Plastic Tub Storage System

    Plastics tubs are great for small-item shop storage. Learn how to make a workshop storage rack to organize plastic tubs.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 3. How to Build a Workshop Storage Rack

    Host David Thiel demonstrates different ways of building a flat storage rack for a shop. These racks keep stock off the floor and away ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. How to Use Winding Sticks

    Winding sticks are two same-size sticks of contrasting colors that are traditional tools for checking the evenness of a bench. Learn ho...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How to Maintain a Sanding Station

    A belt/disc combination sander is designed to create sawdust, so it's no surprise that it gets very dirty. Here are some steps to clean...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 6. How to Replace a Broken Handle

    When the handle on your putty knife breaks off, use a dowel rod to make the tool useful again. Host David Thiel gives new life to an ol...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 7. How to Maintain a Spray Gun

    HPLV (High Volume Low Pressure) spray guns have many small openings that can become clogged with foreign materials. Learn how to keep a...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 8. Pneumatic Tool Maintenance

    Pneumatic tools require daily care to keep them in top shape. Learn how to properly maintain pneumatic tools with these basic steps.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 9. How to Make a Workshop Rolling Cart

    Learn how to build a handy workshop rolling cart that can hold a variety of materials, tools and even snacks.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 10. How to Make Dovetail Joints

    These step-by-step instructions explain how to make dovetail joints for a project by using various templates and a dovetail jig.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
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About This Show

How do you know if you have the right tool for the job? On DIY Tools & Techniques, DIY illustrates how to choose and use all the tools in your workshop. Host David Thiel calls upon his extensive knowledge as the Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine to give all the tips and tricks of the trade, as well as demonstrate step-by-step how to use and maintain workshop tools such as the router and table saw, as well as some not-so-common tools. DIY Tools & Techniques gives you the information needed to get the job done right -- with the right tool!

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