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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Draw Angles and Circles

    Drawing perfect circles and angles can be challenging. Carl Mueller, host of DIY Tools & Techniques, offers some foolproof techniques f...

    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 182. How to Make a Sawhorse

    Sawhorses are among the most versatile pieces of equipment. The basic sawhorse can be found at any hardware store, but here's an easy a...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 183. How to Make a Plywood Carrying Handle

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a plywood carrying handle and make traveling with lumber a lot easier.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 184. 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
  5. 185. 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
  6. 186. How to Make a Jig for Curved Cuts

    Learn how to make this jig made of wiggle board that makes curved cuts in wood.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 187. How to Make a Pocket Hole

    A pocket hole is a hidden drill hole that a screw sinks into at an angle to fasten two pieces of wood together. Learn how to make a poc...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 188. How to Cut Grooves in Wall Molding

    Shaper table-saw blades are available in a variety of shapes and styles. These blades allow the user to cut decorative profiles in wood...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 189. How to Make an Angle Jig

    Learn how to make a jig that helps drill holes at an angle on the drill press. The jig can be used for making pocket holes or angled ho...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 190. How to Solder Copper Pipe

    Soldering copper pipe calls for an acid-based solder. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily solder a fitting to a pipe.

    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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