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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Cut Bendable Plywood Panels

    Bendable plywood -- in which the grain of the layered wood veneers is laid in the same direction -- can be used to make unique pieces. ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. 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
  3. 193. How to Make a Plywood Carrying Handle

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a plywood carrying handle and make traveling with lumber a lot easier.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  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 Powered Mobile Base

    A DIY-er sent in instructions for making a powered mobile base for a portable worktable. Learn how to make the base with these easy ste...

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 196. How to Make a Jig for Curved Cuts

    Learn how to make this jig made of wiggle board that makes curved cuts in wood.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 197. How to Make Fluted Panels on a Table Saw

    Use a table saw to make intricate cuts on wood. A special jig makes it fairly easy to create fluted panel cuts with a table saw.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 198. 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
  9. 199. How to Build a Sheet Goods Cart

    Learn how to make a sheet goods cart that will help maneuver large sheets of plywood or drywall around a workshop.

    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 200. How to Make a Circle-Cutting Jig

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a jig that will cut circles through wood or any other material.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    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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