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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Create Molding on a Radial-Arm Saw

    The radial-arm saw is often used to cut molding, but it can also be used to shape molding. The technique, however, is for experts only.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  2. 192. 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
  3. 193. Floor Care Tips and How to Install Base Molding

    Hosts Jay Baker and Scott Branscom give tips on floor care and show how to install base molding for laminate floors.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 194. How to Make a Jig for Cutting Dado Joints

    Routing dado joints can be a nuisance when making several at a time. This simple homemade jig can make the job easier and more accurate...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 195. How to Make a Flower Box

    A flower box is an easy beginner's project to build using a combination miter saw/radial-arm saw.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 196. How to Solder Copper Pipe Using a Propane Torch

    These step-by-step instructions show how to solder a copper pipe and fittings together using a propane torch.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 197. How to Hang Wallpaper

    Wallpaper is expensive enough without having to hire someone to hang it. Here's how to easily -- and inexpensively -- do it yourself.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. How to Make a Mortise Cut

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a mortise cut using a chisel.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 199. How to Make a Sorting Pan and Funnel

    A sorting pan is a great help to those who keep all sizes of screws and bolts in one can. Follow these step-by-step instructions and ne...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 200. How To Use Router Templates and Bearing Guides

    Follow these steps to cut designs in wood using router templates and bearing guides.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    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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