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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. 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
  2. 192. How to Make a Toolbox

    If you've got tools, you need places to keep them -- and ways to carry them. Use these step-by-step instructions to build a toolbox.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 193. How to Make an Angle Jig

    Learn how to make a jig that helps drill holes at an angle on the drill press. The jig can be used for making pocket holes or angled ho...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 194. 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
  5. 195. How to Make a Plywood Springboard for a Rolling Outfeed Table

    An outfeed accessory is vital when working with long boards on a table tool such as a table saw or a jointer. This plywood support will...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 196. How to Use Jigs With a Drill Press

    The drill press can reduce the work involved in plenty of jobs, but it needs help every now and then. DIY experts show how the two jigs...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 197. How to Make a Pocket Hole

    A pocket hole is a hidden drill hole that a screw sinks into at an angle to fasten two pieces of wood together. Learn how to make a poc...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 198. How to Use a Yard Compactor

    A yard compactor packs down gravel and soil. It has a heavy steel plate on the bottom that causes the vibration that packs down the dir...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  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. Tools for Veneering

    Veneer, a thin slice of wood used as a surface covering on a less expensive material such as engineered wood, puts the best face on a p...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

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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