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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 171. How to Attach Metal to Wood

    Use these step-by-step instructions to attach metal to wood. All you'll need is a pneumatic rivet gun, rivets, a drill and a drill bit ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 172. How to Join Boards With a Circular Saw

    A jointer isn't the only way to join two boards. Here's one way to accomplish the task with a circular saw.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 173. How to Sand Large Surfaces

    DIY experts demonstrate the most accurate way to sand larger surfaces.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 174. 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
  5. 175. How to Mend Metal With Brazing

    Mending metal is a difficult job and requires a more permanent bond than glues or screws can provide. Instead, the task calls for a met...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 176. How to Make a Flower Box

    A flower box is an easy beginner's project to build using a combination miter saw/radial-arm saw.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 177. 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
  8. 178. How to Make a Jig for Cutting Dado Joints

    Routing dado joints can be a nuisance when making several at a time. This simple homemade jig can make the job easier and more accurate...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 179. How to Make a Radius Router Jig

    A router paired with a special jig can be used to mill corners on tabletops. All it takes is a square piece of plywood and some scraps ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 180. How to Apply Wood Stain Techniques

    When staining wood, use proper techniques in order to achieve a professional-looking finish.

    Time:
    2 hours
    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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