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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. 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
  2. 182. How to Use a Thickness Planer

    Thickness planers are used to reduce wood thickness, smooth rough surfaces and remove paint. Here's some basic information about handhe...

    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 183. How to Solder Copper Pipe

    Soldering copper pipe calls for an acid-based solder. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily solder a fitting to a pipe.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 184. How to Make a Multiple-Hole Jig

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to make a jig that keeps shelf pegs neatly in a row.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 185. How to Build a Wall-Mounting System

    A scrap piece of wood can be used to hang a cabinet or a large mirror on a wall. DIY experts show how to build this wall-mounting syste...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 186. How to Use a Table Saw as an Edge Jointer

    Learn how -- then teach -- an old table saw how to do a few new tricks. It's easy to turn a table saw into an edge jointer with these i...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 187. 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
  8. 188. How to Make a Vacuum-Screening Ramp

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a vacuum-screening ramp that will rid a workshop of hazardous sawdust. It sucks up small pi...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 189. How To Lay Brick

    Many of the tools required for concrete work are also used for bricklaying. Masonry isn't a simple task, but the right tools can make i...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 190. How to Make Custom Designs with Wood and Metal

    DIY experts demonstrate a technique that combines notched wood panels with metal strips to create custom designs.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    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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