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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Make a Lumber Rack

    DIY experts explain how to make a lumber rack that will help keep any workshop organized. Screw the lumber rack into a permanent spot i...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 192. 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
  3. 193. How to Make a Push Block

    Push blocks and push sticks are invaluable tools for the table saw and joiner. These accessories help keep your hands away from the bla...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 194. How to Make a Hold-Down Pusher for a Jointer

    When working with a jointer, it's wise to use a hold-down pusher to keep the work piece in close contact with the table and your hands ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 195. How to Make a Multiple-Hole Jig

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to make a jig that keeps shelf pegs neatly in a row.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 196. Dovetail Techniques

    A special dovetail machine can guide a router to make perfect dovetail cuts in wood. Here's how to use a dovetail machine to create a d...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 197. How to Make Concealed Slots

    David Thiel offers a technique for using a router and keyhole bit to make concealed slots for hanging wall projects. This project will ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 198. How to Make a Drilling Guide Block with Bushings

    Host David Thiel shows how to build a jig for installing decorative dowels into box corners. Adding dowels in mitered corners adds stre...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 199. How to Cut an Octagon on a Table Saw

    A mathematical formula and a jig can help create a perfect octagon. Use these steps to make a jig that guides a table saw to rip off th...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 200. How to Turn a Table Leg

    Use these step-by-step instructions to learn how to turn a table leg.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    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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