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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. 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
  2. 182. 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
  3. 183. 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
  4. 184. How to Make a Bottle Stopper

    If you know how to turn wood on a lathe, you can have hours of fun in your workshop. Use a lathe or a mini-lathe to transform raw mater...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 185. How to Turn a Table Leg

    Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to turn a table leg.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 186. 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
  7. 187. How to Paint a Workshop Floor

    Not all floor paints are the same. Use these step-by-step instructions to choose the right paint and finish any workshop floor.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 188. Tapping Basics

    A tap is fitted into a pilot hole in a metal piece and turned with a special type of wrench. Here are the steps to take before and duri...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 189. How to Make a Circle-Cutting Jig

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a jig that will cut circles through wood or any other material.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 190. How to Attach Fabric to Wood

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to attach fabric to wood. A rivet gun and a grommeter make it easy to attach these materials of ...

    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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