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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. 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
  2. 182. How to Attach Fabric to Wood

    Follow these step-by-step instructions to attach fabric to wood. A rivet gun and a grommeter make it easy to attach these materials of ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 183. How to Use a Woodburning Tool

    Woodburning pens can be used to add creative designs on wood or leather.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 184. 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
  5. 185. 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
  6. 186. 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
  7. 187. How to Make Concealed Slots

    David Thiel offers a technique for using a router and keyhole bit to make concealed slots for hanging wall projects. This project will ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 188. 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
  9. 189. How to Install Hinges

    Every woodworker should have several basic kinds of chisels, which come in a range of sizes. See how to use a chisel to prep a work pie...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 190. 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

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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