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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. How to Use a Planer/Molder

    Learn how to use a planer/molder -- an all-in-one thickness planer and molding machine -- with these simple instructions.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 172. How to Reverse Countersinking

    Using a drill to countersink in tight spaces can be difficult. These step-by-step instructions show how to use a nail to reverse the pr...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 173. How to Finish Drywall

    After drywall has been cut and hung, the next step is to add the finishing touches. Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 174. How to Make a Metal Box

    Follow these step-by-step instructions and see how easy it is to use a hand-held metal brake to bend metal. In this project, a box is m...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 175. 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
  6. 176. 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
  7. 177. How to Create a Raised-Panel Door Using a Shaper

    As its name suggests, the shaper -- essentially a router with added power -- is a tool used to shape wood. Use these step-by-step instr...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 178. 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
  9. 179. 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
  10. 180. How to Adjust a Band Saw

    The band saw has more moving parts than most power tools. To make sure the band saw cuts correctly and runs safely, it's important to k...

    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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