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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Make a Drilling Guide Block with Bushings

    Host David Thiel shows how to build a jig for installing decorative dowels into box corners. Adding dowels in mitered corners adds stre...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. 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
  3. 193. How to Make a Flexible Abrasive Bundle

    Unlike other sanding accessories, flexible abrasive bundles can reach into curved corners and deep recesses. These instructions can tur...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 194. How to Make a Joint With Biscuits and a Biscuit Joiner

    To hold two pieces of wood together at a 90-degree angle, create a joint with biscuits and a biscuit joiner. These step-by-step instruc...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 195. How to Make a Drill Index

    Drill bits are small and easily lost. A homemade drill index can remedy that problem. DIY experts show how to make a drill index using ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 196. Tapping Basics

    A tap is fitted into a pilot hole in a metal piece and turned with a special type of wrench. Here are the steps to take before and duri...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Make a Wooden Bowl

    A guide that makes a table saw's blade contact only the center portion of a cylindrical piece of wood will create a dished effect. Thes...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 198. How to Make a Clamp Storage Rack

    If clamps are cluttering the workspace learn how to make this easy clamp storage rack to organize various sizes of clamps.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 199. 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
  10. 200. 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

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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