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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Solder Copper Pipe Using a Propane Torch

    These step-by-step instructions show how to solder a copper pipe and fittings together using a propane torch.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 182. How to Plane Short Boards

    Using a power planer for small pieces of wood can be difficult. Here's an easy way to make outriggers for sending short boards through ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 183. 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
  4. 184. How to Use a Laminate Trimmer

    A laminate trimmer is a small router that is most often used for trimming laminate, but can be used in many woodworking projects. Learn...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 185. How to Make a Sanding Drum

    Unlike other sanding accessories, sanding drums can reach into curved corners and deep recesses. These instructions can turn a drill pr...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 186. How to Create Molding on a Radial-Arm Saw

    The radial-arm saw is often used to cut molding, but it can also be used to shape molding. The technique, however, is for experts only.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 187. How to Make a Wooden Bowl

    A guide that makes a table saw's blade contact only the center portion of a cylindrical piece of wood will create a dished effect. Thes...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 188. 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
  9. 189. How to Create a Raised-Panel Door Using a Shaper

    As its name suggests, the shaper -- essentially a router with added power -- is a tool used to shape wood. Use these step-by-step instr...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 190. Die-Cutting Basics

    The process of cutting a thread on the outside of a round piece of metal is known as die cutting. This method may be used to rethread a...

    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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