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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Make a Fence-Straddling Jig

    A homemade push-stick can help keep fingers away from the blade on a table saw. Use these instructions to easily make a stick that fits...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 182. 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
  3. 183. 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
  4. 184. How To Use Router Templates and Bearing Guides

    Follow these steps to cut designs in wood using router templates and bearing guides.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 185. How to Make Finger Joints

    A finger joint resembles interlaced fingers. A sturdy joint often used for making boxes, it also features a lot of glue surface and a l...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 186. How to Cut Rosettes on a Drill Press

    A drill press can be used for more than just drilling holes. All manner of jigs can be used to increase the tool's versatility. Here's ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 187. 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
  8. 188. How to Make a Drilling Guide Block with Bushings

    Host David Thiel shows how to build a jig for installing decorative dowels into box corners. Adding dowels in mitered corners adds stre...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 189. 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
  10. 190. How to Bend Metal With a Jig

    A homemade jig can be used to bend sheet metal into almost any desired shape. Use these instructions to easily add beauty to a regular ...

    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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