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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 11. How to Use a Pneumatic Router for Pattern Routing

    A pin router helps make repetitive pattern cuts easily. The most popular application for pattern routing is sign-making. Learn how to u...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 12. How to Make a Blind Rabbet Cut

    For the top of a cabinet, you would make a blind rabbet. In this cut, the rabbet is stopped on both ends.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  3. 13. How to Make a Blind Groove

    A blind groove can be used to hide the pins of a sliding cabinet door. Stopping the groove will prevent the pins from sliding out.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 14. How to Match Molding Profiles

    It can be hard to match molding profiles -- especially when working on an older home. DIY experts how to use a router to create and mat...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 15. How to Enlarge a Hole

    Have you ever had to throw out expensive stock because the holes that were cut in it turned out to be too small? Host David Thiel demon...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 16. How to Make a Stopped Rabbet Cut

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a stopped rabbet cut using a router table.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 17. How to Cut Molding Corners

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to use a router coping jig for cutting molding corners.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 18. How to Create a Marquetry Piece

    In marquetry, designs are created from different species of wood veneer to cover an entire surface. Learn marquetry techniques and how ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 19. How to Make Quartersawn Lumber on a Table Saw

    Quartersawn wood is more stable lumber than plain sawn, and you can cut quartersawn wood out of scraps of plain sawn wood you already h...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 20. How to Make a Temporary Work Table

    Learn how to use bar clamps to make a temporary work table. Host David Thiel also demonstrates how to use short bar clamps and 'C' clam...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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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