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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. How to Create Molding on a Radial-Arm Saw

    The radial-arm saw is often used to cut molding, but it can also be used to shape molding. The technique, however, is for experts only.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 172. How to Make a Wooden Bowl

    A guide that makes a table saw's blade contact only the center portion of a cylindrical piece of wood will create a dished effect. Thes...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  3. 173. 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
  4. 174. How to Cut Curves on Tile

    These step-by-step instructions explain how to cut an opening in tile for a pipe. The process is easy but dangerous and should be attem...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 175. How to Use a Yard Compactor

    A yard compactor packs down gravel and soil. It has a heavy steel plate on the bottom that causes the vibration that packs down the dir...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 176. How to Build Slotted Shelves

    Turn empty wall space into storage space with slotted shelves. DIY experts show how to make a slotted shelf of any size.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 177. How to Make a Jig for Sanding Small Objects

    This jig is scaled to hold a small object so it can be sanded with a disc sander. The jig provides more control when shaping the piece ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 178. How to Make a Plywood Springboard for a Rolling Outfeed Table

    An outfeed accessory is vital when working with long boards on a table tool such as a table saw or a jointer. This plywood support will...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 179. How to Use Conduit

    Use these step-by-step instructions and learn how conduit can be used instead of a grounding wire.

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 180. How to Use Jigs With a Drill Press

    The drill press can reduce the work involved in plenty of jobs, but it needs help every now and then. DIY experts show how the two jigs...

    Time:
    Under Half 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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