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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 21. 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
  2. 22. 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. Host David Thiel demonstrates an easy t...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 23. 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
  4. 24. 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
  5. 25. How to Use a 3-D Template Guide

    A router template guide can be used to create interesting patterns on raised panels. DIY Network host David Thiel shows how it's done w...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 26. 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
  7. 27. How to Use a Pneumatic Riveter

    A manual riveter is a useful tool, but it can become tiresome. Use these step-by-step instructions to use a pneumatic riveter for a pro...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 28. How to Add a Miter Saw Stop

    Clamping a board to the fence is a common way to make a homemade stop for a miter saw, but it's not the most accurate stop available. U...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 29. How to Use a Blindmark Drywall Marker

    One of the hardest parts of installing drywall is measuring and marking for electrical boxes. The Blindmark Drywall Marker simplifies t...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 30. How to Make an Overhead Power Strip

    One of the challenges of using a router is keeping the cord out of the way. Use these instructions to make a hinged panel for a power s...

    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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