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172 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. 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
  2. 172. How to Make a Flexible Abrasive Bundle

    Unlike other sanding accessories, flexible abrasive bundles can reach into curved corners and deep recesses. These instructions can tur...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 173. How to Mortise Using a Router and Corner Chisel

    David Thiel demonstrates the correct way to mortise using a router and corner chisel. These instructions show how to use a trim router ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 174. How to Solder Wires

    Soldering wires to create an electrical connection is a quick and easy process, and it creates a better connection than wire nuts and e...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 175. How to Turn a Table Leg

    Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to turn a table leg.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 176. How to Make a Lumber Rack

    DIY experts explain how to make a lumber rack that will help keep any workshop organized. Screw the lumber rack into a permanent spot i...

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

    Drill bits are small and easily lost. A homemade drill index can remedy that problem. DIY experts show how to make a drill index using ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 178. Dovetail Techniques

    A special dovetail machine can guide a router to make perfect dovetail cuts in wood. Here's how to use a dovetail machine to create a d...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 179. How to Use a Stiletto Nail Puller

    This stiletto nail puller is an innovative tool that is used to pull a nail out of wood with minimal damage.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 180. 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
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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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