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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Join Boards With a Circular Saw

    A jointer isn't the only way to join two boards. Here's one way to accomplish the task with a circular saw.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. 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
  3. 193. 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
  4. 194. How to Clear Bathroom Clogs

    Clogs can be found in bathroom sinks, tubs and toilets. Here are helpful instructions on how to clear out those nasty clogs in no time.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 195. 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
  6. 196. How to Apply Wood Stain Techniques

    When staining wood, use proper techniques in order to achieve a professional-looking finish.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Cut Small Parts on a Table Saw

    Cutting small parts on a table saw can be a dangerous task. Create a jig that eliminates 99 percent of the danger by enabling users to ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. 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
  9. 199. Rod-Threading Alignment Techniques

    Holding the rod perpendicular to the tool is a difficult aspect of threading. These instructions show how to make and attach a block to...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 200. 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

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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