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33 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Make and Use a Panel Clamp

    A jig design makes sure panels stay flat during gluing. David Thiel of Tools & Techniques demonstrates how to make and use the panel cl...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. 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
  3. 193. How to Make a Space-Saving Sawhorse Worktable

    Space is a hard-to-come-by workshop commodity. DIY experts demonstrate how to make an inexpensive and space-saving sawhorse worktable.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 194. How to Make a Scroll-Saw Vacuum

    Dust can harm a scroll saw's motor bearings, as well as the user's eyes and nose. Here's how to make a vacuum accessory that'll keep sc...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 195. 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
  6. 196. How to Make a Miter-Saw Measuring Block

    Making repetitive miter cuts isn't always easy. Use these step-by-step instructions and learn how this special jig can help make accura...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 197. 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
  8. 198. How to Make a Tabletop Disassembly Jig

    When you're pulling apart a piece of furniture, it's hard not to damage the wood or the finish. Here's how to make a special jig that c...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 199. How to Make Drawer Joints

    The tongue-and-groove joint and the rabbet joint are combined to create tight drawer joints. Follow these step-by-step instructions and...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 200. How to Use a Powered Sharpener

    This dry-system power sharpener works quickly and can be used with a variety of abrasives. If it's not used properly, though, it can be...

    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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