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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. How to Use Tile-Cutting Tools

    Learn the basics about tileworking tools and their functions.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 172. How to Make a Space-Saving Sawhorse Worktable

    Space is a hard-to-come-by workshop commodity. DIY experts demonstrate how to make an inexpensive and space-saving sawhorse worktable.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 173. How to Make a Scroll-Saw Vacuum

    Dust can harm a scroll saw's motor bearings, as well as the user's eyes and nose. Here's how to make a vacuum accessory that'll keep sc...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 174. How to Cut Mortises With a Mortiser

    Making a mortise -- sometimes cut with a drill bit and finished with a chisel -- can be tough. With a mortiser the process is much simp...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 175. How to Solder Copper Pipe Using a Propane Torch

    These step-by-step instructions show how to solder a copper pipe and fittings together using a propane torch.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 176. How to Make a Router Bit Storage Unit

    This four-sided unit will help keep router bits in order. It stores bits vertically, and a profile piece explains what each bit will do...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 177. How to Make a Compass

    This compass is made of wood pieces, a knob, a pencil and a carriage bolt. It draws larger circles than most workshop compasses. Use th...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 178. How to Make a Miter-Saw Measuring Block

    Making repetitive miter cuts isn't always easy. Use these step-by-step instructions and learn how this special jig can help make accura...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 179. Die-Cutting Basics

    The process of cutting a thread on the outside of a round piece of metal is known as die cutting. This method may be used to rethread a...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 180. How to use a Lathe

    For cutting, shaping and shearing wood, a lathe can't be beat. Lathes are used to create cylinders and round furniture legs and also to...

    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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