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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 31. How to Make a Bracket for a Porch Overhang

    DIY experts show how to use Extira -- an exterior composite material -- and a few righteous router tricks to create a bracket for a por...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 32. How to Make a Routing Guide

    It can be difficult to manipulate routers to create accurate dadoes and grooves. DIY experts demonstrate how to make a routing guide th...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 33. How to Make a Clear Sub-Base

    One of the biggest challenges when using a router is actually seeing the work piece beneath the base. Replacing a router’s stock ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 34. How to Cut Coves on a Table Saw

    Cutting coves is usually completed on a shaper, but with a few pointers from DIY experts, cove cuts can be made on a table saw.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 35. How to Make Drawer Sides with One-Pass Milling

    Making multiple sets of drawers for cabinetry is a time-consuming process that requires multiple blade setups. These instructions show ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 36. How to Make Faux Multi-Panels

    The drawers in this table aren’t actually drawers at all. The illusion is created by attaching a false panel to the front of the ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 37. How to Add a Workbench Drawer

    In most shops, there's no place to keep small items handy. Use these instructions to make kitchen storage bins that are attached to a f...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 38. How to Make a Fold-Down Workbench

    Make a workbench that's perfect for a small workshop. This workbench is attached to the wall and folds in when not in use, so it doesn'...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 39. How to Make a Flip-Over Bench Grinder

    DIY experts offer an idea for saving space on a workbench: flipping the bench grinder when it's not in use.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 40. How to Apply a Rubber Coating to a Brick

    Bricks are great for weights and hold-downs, but they often leave gritty traces on projects. Use these step-by-step instructions to app...

    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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