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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. 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. 192. How to Cut Curves on Tile

    These step-by-step instructions explain how to cut an opening in tile for a pipe. The process is easy but dangerous and should be attem...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 193. How to Join Boards With a Circular Saw

    A jointer isn't the only way to join two boards. Here's one way to accomplish the task with a circular saw.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 194. 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
  5. 195. How to Reverse Countersinking

    Using a drill to countersink in tight spaces can be difficult. These step-by-step instructions show how to use a nail to reverse the pr...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 196. How to use a Lathe

    For cutting, shaping and shearing wood, a lathe can't be beat. Lathes are used to create cylinders and round furniture legs and also to...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Attach Metal to Wood

    Use these step-by-step instructions to attach metal to wood. All you'll need is a pneumatic rivet gun, rivets, a drill and a drill bit ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. How to Cut Small Parts on a Table Saw

    Cutting small parts on a table saw can be a dangerous task. Create a jig that eliminates 99 percent of the danger by enabling users to ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 199. How to Paint a Workshop Floor

    Not all floor paints are the same. Use these step-by-step instructions to choose the right paint and finish any workshop floor.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 200. 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

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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