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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Make a Flexible Abrasive Bundle

    Unlike other sanding accessories, flexible abrasive bundles can reach into curved corners and deep recesses. These instructions can tur...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 182. 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
  3. 183. How to Build a Sheet Goods Cart

    Learn how to make a sheet goods cart that will help maneuver large sheets of plywood or drywall around a workshop.

    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 184. 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
  5. 185. How to Mend Metal With Brazing

    Mending metal is a difficult job and requires a more permanent bond than glues or screws can provide. Instead, the task calls for a met...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 186. Tools for Veneering

    Veneer, a thin slice of wood used as a surface covering on a less expensive material such as engineered wood, puts the best face on a p...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 187. How to Make Decorative Dovetail Joints

    Like lap joining, dovetail joining holds two pieces of wood together to act as one piece. Use these step-by-step instructions to learn ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 188. 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
  9. 189. How to Use a Stiletto Nail Puller

    This stiletto nail puller is an innovative tool that is used to pull a nail out of wood with minimal damage.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 190. How to Apply Wood Stain Techniques

    When staining wood, use proper techniques in order to achieve a professional-looking finish.

    Time:
    2 hours
    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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