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DIY Tools & Techniques

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172 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Adjust a Band Saw

    The band saw has more moving parts than most power tools. To make sure the band saw cuts correctly and runs safely, it's important to k...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. How to Make a Wooden Bowl

    A guide that makes a table saw's blade contact only the center portion of a cylindrical piece of wood will create a dished effect. Thes...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  3. 193. How to Paint a Workshop Floor

    Not all floor paints are the same. Use these step-by-step instructions to choose the right paint and finish any workshop floor.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 194. How to Make a Chair Rung

    If a chair tenon cannot be repaired, it's easy to make a new rung. A router table with a special fence is the tool of choice for this p...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 195. How to Finish Drywall

    After drywall has been cut and hung, the next step is to add the finishing touches. Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 196. How to Make a Bottle Stopper

    If you know how to turn wood on a lathe, you can have hours of fun in your workshop. Use a lathe or a mini-lathe to transform raw mater...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 197. How to Fix a Chair Tenon

    Spindles and rungs on chairs are easily broken. Follow these simple steps to fix a broken tenon.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. How to Adjust a Table Saw

    The table saw is one of the most commonly used -- and misused -- tools in a workshop. Here's how to align a table saw so cuts are alway...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 199. How to Use a Glass Panel Router Bit Set

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a frame that holds glass. A glass panel router bit set is used to complete the project.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 200. How to Solder Copper Pipe

    Soldering copper pipe calls for an acid-based solder. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily solder a fitting to a pipe.

    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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