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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 11. 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
  2. 12. 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
  3. 13. 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
  4. 14. 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
  5. 15. 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
  6. 16. How to Turn a Natural-Edge Bowl

    Master wood turner Lowell Converse demonstrates how to turn a natural edge bowl on a lathe to make a stunning piece of art.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 17. How to Make a Slip Joint

    A slip joint is a variation of the mortise and tenon that can be cut entirely on the table saw.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 18. How to Use a Rip Fence System

    For projects that require faithful measurements, consider installing a precision rip fence system. Host David Thiel offers information ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 19. How to Add a Splitter to a Table Saw

    A simple plastic splitter can be installed to a zero clearance throat plate to make your table saw safer to use. Learn how to reduce th...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 20. How to Make a Router Bit Storage Case

    This storage case is a simple box with four drawers. Some of the drawers have holes cut inside to hold router bits; the others are regu...

    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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