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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. Bathroom Tiles: How to Fill Cracks with Caulk

    Caulk can be used for various jobs around the house -- to fill gaps, cracks and holes of all kinds. Here's how to use tub-and-tile caul...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. How to Make a Jig for Sanding Small Objects

    This jig is scaled to hold a small object so it can be sanded with a disc sander. The jig provides more control when shaping the piece ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 193. 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
  4. 194. How to Make a Drill Index

    Drill bits are small and easily lost. A homemade drill index can remedy that problem. DIY experts show how to make a drill index using ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 195. How to Hang Wallpaper

    Wallpaper is expensive enough without having to hire someone to hang it. Here's how to easily -- and inexpensively -- do it yourself.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 196. How to Make and Use a Panel Clamp

    A jig design makes sure panels stay flat during gluing. David Thiel of Tools & Techniques demonstrates how to make and use the panel cl...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Sand Large Surfaces

    DIY experts demonstrate the most accurate way to sand larger surfaces.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. 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
  9. 199. How to Bend and Cut Rebar

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to use a rebar cutting and bending machine.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 200. How to Solder Copper Pipe Using a Propane Torch

    These step-by-step instructions show how to solder a copper pipe and fittings together using a propane torch.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    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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