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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Cut Bendable Plywood Panels

    Bendable plywood -- in which the grain of the layered wood veneers is laid in the same direction -- can be used to make unique pieces. ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 182. How to Use a Yard Compactor

    A yard compactor packs down gravel and soil. It has a heavy steel plate on the bottom that causes the vibration that packs down the dir...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 183. 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
  4. 184. 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
  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 Adjust a Band Saw

    The band saw has more moving parts than most power tools. To make sure the band saw cuts correctly and runs safely, it's important to k...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 187. How to Make a Band Saw Auxiliary Table

    Improve the usefulness of a band saw by making a larger table for it.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 188. How to Make a Powered Mobile Base

    A DIY-er sent in instructions for making a powered mobile base for a portable worktable. Learn how to make the base with these easy ste...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 189. 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
  10. 190. 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

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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