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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. How to Make a Chair Rung

    If a chair tenon cannot be repaired, it's easy to make a new rung. A router table with a special fence is the tool of choice for this p...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 172. How to Use a Mortiser

    These step-by-step instructions explain what a mortiser is and how to use one correctly.

    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 173. How to Make a Fence-Straddling Jig

    A homemade push-stick can help keep fingers away from the blade on a table saw. Use these instructions to easily make a stick that fits...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 174. How to Make a Featherboard

    A featherboard applies pressure to the edge of a board while it is being run through a machine. Host David Thiel explains how to make a...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 175. 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
  6. 176. How to Clean and Care for a Band Saw

    Taking care of a band saw is just as important as using it correctly. Use the following steps to keep your band saw clean and properly ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 177. 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
  8. 178. How to Make Setup Blocks for Crown Molding

    Here's an easy and efficient way to ensure corners come out right when cutting crown molding -- use setup blocks. DIY experts explain t...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 179. How to Make a Pull Saw

    Sometimes a power saw is too powerful for the job at hand. At such times, a homemade pull saw can come in handy. Here's an easy method ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 180. How to Make a Mortise Cut

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a mortise cut using a chisel.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

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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