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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. Mortiser and Biscuit Joiner

    Cut two half-circles into two pieces of wood and slide a biscuit into them to make a strong joint. Learn how with these step-by-step in...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 172. How to Make a Straight Ball-Drilling Jig

    Drilling a straight hole into a wooden ball can be difficult. Use these step-by-step instructions to create a jig that'll make it easy ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  3. 173. How to Make a Multiple-Hole Jig

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to make a jig that keeps shelf pegs neatly in a row.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 174. How to Use a Powered Sharpener

    This dry-system power sharpener works quickly and can be used with a variety of abrasives. If it's not used properly, though, it can be...

    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 175. Rod-Threading Alignment Techniques

    Holding the rod perpendicular to the tool is a difficult aspect of threading. These instructions show how to make and attach a block to...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 176. How to Make Faux Raised-Panel Cuts

    A panel-saw table can be used with a lot more than just a panel saw. Use these instructions to see how -- with the help of a plunge rou...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 177. How to Veneer Molding

    Veneering on a curved surface can be a difficult process without the right tool. Here's an easy method for using a vacuum pressing syst...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 178. Routing Fingernail Edges

    By attaching a jig to a router table, round-over bits can be used to create fingernail edges on tabletops or bookshelves. Here's how to...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 179. How to Make a Band Saw Auxiliary Table

    Improve the usefulness of a band saw by making a larger table for it.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 180. How to Make a Plywood Carrying Handle

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a plywood carrying handle and make traveling with lumber a lot easier.

    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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