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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 181. How to Use a Mortiser

    These step-by-step instructions explain what a mortiser is and how to use one correctly.

    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 182. How to Cut Mortises With a Mortiser

    Making a mortise -- sometimes cut with a drill bit and finished with a chisel -- can be tough. With a mortiser the process is much simp...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 183. How To Lay Brick

    Many of the tools required for concrete work are also used for bricklaying. Masonry isn't a simple task, but the right tools can make i...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    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 Turn a Table Leg

    Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to turn a table leg.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 186. 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
  7. 187. 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
  8. 188. How to Make a Bottle Stopper

    If you know how to turn wood on a lathe, you can have hours of fun in your workshop. Use a lathe or a mini-lathe to transform raw mater...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 189. How to Make a Hold-Down Pusher for a Jointer

    When working with a jointer, it's wise to use a hold-down pusher to keep the work piece in close contact with the table and your hands ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 190. How to Make a Plywood Springboard for a Rolling Outfeed Table

    An outfeed accessory is vital when working with long boards on a table tool such as a table saw or a jointer. This plywood support will...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to 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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