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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. 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
  2. 182. How to Build a Glue-Gun Stand

    Dripping glue is often unavoidable when working with a hot-glue gun. Here's an easy way to make a stand that'll catch any dripping glue...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 183. 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
  4. 184. How to Make an Adjustable Height Table Saw Fence

    A fan of DIY Tools & Techniques shares an idea for making an adjustable height table saw fence. Learn how to make a fence that will pro...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 185. How to Make a Tabletop Disassembly Jig

    When you're pulling apart a piece of furniture, it's hard not to damage the wood or the finish. Here's how to make a special jig that c...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 186. 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
  7. 187. 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
  8. 188. 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
  9. 189. 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
  10. 190. How to Make Drawer Joints

    The tongue-and-groove joint and the rabbet joint are combined to create tight drawer joints. Follow these step-by-step instructions and...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to 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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