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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Use a Yard Trencher

    A yard trencher can dig out a trench for conduit or water pipes in the yard. It makes a thin trench in the yard without disturbing the ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 192. Mortiser and Biscuit Joiner

    Cut two half-circles into two pieces of wood and slide a biscuit into them to make a strong joint. Learn how with these step-by-step in...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 193. How to Make a Desktop Clock

    Lathe users find the tool useful in making bowls, furniture and parts for furniture. But the lathe can also be used to make intricate c...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 194. 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
  5. 195. 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
  6. 196. How to Make a Fence-Straddling Jig

    A homemade push-stick can help keep fingers away from the blade on a table saw. Use these instructions to easily make a stick that fits...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Make a Scroll-Saw Vacuum

    Dust can harm a scroll saw's motor bearings, as well as the user's eyes and nose. Here's how to make a vacuum accessory that'll keep sc...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 198. How to Build Slotted Shelves

    Turn empty wall space into storage space with slotted shelves. DIY experts show how to make a slotted shelf of any size.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 199. How to Use Conduit

    Use these step-by-step instructions and learn how conduit can be used instead of a grounding wire.

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 200. How to Cut Grooves in Wall Molding

    Shaper table-saw blades are available in a variety of shapes and styles. These blades allow the user to cut decorative profiles in wood...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to 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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