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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Make a Flower Box

    A flower box is an easy beginner's project to build using a combination miter saw/radial-arm saw.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 182. How to Fix a Chair Tenon

    Spindles and rungs on chairs are easily broken. Follow these simple steps to fix a broken tenon.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 183. 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
  4. 184. How to Make a Jig for Sanding Small Objects

    This jig is scaled to hold a small object so it can be sanded with a disc sander. The jig provides more control when shaping the piece ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 185. How to Make a Sorting Pan and Funnel

    A sorting pan is a great help to those who keep all sizes of screws and bolts in one can. Follow these step-by-step instructions and ne...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 186. 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
  7. 187. How to Drive and Hide Nails

    If you've used a hammer, you've probably occasionally hit your finger instead of the nail. Here are some safe techniques for driving na...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 188. How to Adjust a Table Saw

    The table saw is one of the most commonly used -- and misused -- tools in a workshop. Here's how to align a table saw so cuts are alway...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 189. 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
  10. 190. How to Cut Curves on Tile

    These step-by-step instructions explain how to cut an opening in tile for a pipe. The process is easy but dangerous and should be attem...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    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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