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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Mortise Using a Router and Corner Chisel

    David Thiel demonstrates the correct way to mortise using a router and corner chisel. These instructions show how to use a trim router ...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. 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
  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 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
  5. 195. How to Build a Wall-Mounting System

    A scrap piece of wood can be used to hang a cabinet or a large mirror on a wall. DIY experts show how to build this wall-mounting syste...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 196. How to Drive and Hide Nails

    If you've used a hammer, you've probably occasionally hit your finger instead of the nail. Here are some safe techniques for driving na...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Make a Straight Ball-Drilling Jig

    Drilling a straight hole into a wooden ball can be difficult. Use these step-by-step instructions to create a jig that'll make it easy ...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 198. How to Build a Sheet Goods Cart

    Learn how to make a sheet goods cart that will help maneuver large sheets of plywood or drywall around a workshop.

    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 199. How to use a Lathe

    For cutting, shaping and shearing wood, a lathe can't be beat. Lathes are used to create cylinders and round furniture legs and also to...

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

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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