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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. How to Build a Sheet Goods Cart

    Learn how to make a sheet goods cart that will help maneuver large sheets of plywood or drywall around a workshop.

    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 172. How to Make a Circle-Cutting Jig

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a jig that will cut circles through wood or any other material.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 173. How to Cut Grooves in Wall Molding

    Shaper table-saw blades are available in a variety of shapes and styles. These blades allow the user to cut decorative profiles in wood...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 174. Tapping Basics

    A tap is fitted into a pilot hole in a metal piece and turned with a special type of wrench. Here are the steps to take before and duri...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 175. How to Use a Yard Trencher

    A yard trencher can dig out a trench for conduit or water pipes in the yard. It makes a thin trench in the yard without disturbing the ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 176. How to Draw Angles and Circles

    Drawing perfect circles and angles can be challenging. Carl Mueller, host of DIY Tools & Techniques, offers some foolproof techniques f...

    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  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. 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
  9. 179. How to Use a Radial Arm Saw

    Learn about the proper use of a radial arm saw.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  10. 180. Floor Care Tips and How to Install Base Molding

    Hosts Jay Baker and Scott Branscom give tips on floor care and show how to install base molding for laminate floors.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate

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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