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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. 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
  2. 192. How to Bend Metal With a Jig

    A homemade jig can be used to bend sheet metal into almost any desired shape. Use these instructions to easily add beauty to a regular ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 193. 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
  4. 194. How to Build Slotted Shelves

    Turn empty wall space into storage space with slotted shelves. DIY experts show how to make a slotted shelf of any size.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 195. 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
  6. 196. How to Make a Featherboard

    A featherboard applies pressure to the edge of a board while it is being run through a machine. Host David Thiel explains how to make a...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 197. How to Remove Paint Using Chemicals

    Chemical strippers can make paint removal easier, but it's essential that you follow proper procedures and take safety precautions.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. 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
  9. 199. How to Drive and Hide Nails

    If you've used a hammer, you've probably occasionally hit your finger instead of the nail. Here are some safe techniques for driving na...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 200. How to Make a Multiple-Hole Jig

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to make a jig that keeps shelf pegs neatly in a row.

    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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