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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Make a Mortise Cut

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a mortise cut using a chisel.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 182. How to Use Conduit

    Use these step-by-step instructions and learn how conduit can be used instead of a grounding wire.

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 183. 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
  4. 184. How to Make a Scroll-Saw Vacuum

    Dust can harm a scroll saw's motor bearings, as well as the user's eyes and nose. Here's how to make a vacuum accessory that'll keep sc...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 185. 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
  6. 186. Rod-Threading Alignment Techniques

    Holding the rod perpendicular to the tool is a difficult aspect of threading. These instructions show how to make and attach a block to...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 187. How to Make a Pocket Hole

    A pocket hole is a hidden drill hole that a screw sinks into at an angle to fasten two pieces of wood together. Learn how to make a poc...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 188. How to Make a Router Bit Storage Unit

    This four-sided unit will help keep router bits in order. It stores bits vertically, and a profile piece explains what each bit will do...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 189. How to Make a Push Block

    Push blocks and push sticks are invaluable tools for the table saw and joiner. These accessories help keep your hands away from the bla...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 190. How to Use a Glass Panel Router Bit Set

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a frame that holds glass. A glass panel router bit set is used to complete the project.

    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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