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DIY Tools & Techniques

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203 How-Tos From DIY Tools & Techniques

  1. 191. How to Make a Lap Joint

    When there's a piece of lumber that's too short for the project, a second piece of wood can be used to extend the length. Lap joining i...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 192. 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
  3. 193. How to Make an Angle Jig

    Learn how to make a jig that helps drill holes at an angle on the drill press. The jig can be used for making pocket holes or angled ho...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 194. 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
  5. 195. Floor Care Tips and How to Install Base Molding

    Hosts Jay Baker and Scott Branscom give tips on floor care and show how to install base molding for laminate floors.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 196. How to Make a Metal Box

    Follow these step-by-step instructions and see how easy it is to use a hand-held metal brake to bend metal. In this project, a box is m...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 197. How to Make a Plywood Springboard for a Rolling Outfeed Table

    An outfeed accessory is vital when working with long boards on a table tool such as a table saw or a jointer. This plywood support will...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 198. 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
  9. 199. How to Clear Bathroom Clogs

    Clogs can be found in bathroom sinks, tubs and toilets. Here are helpful instructions on how to clear out those nasty clogs in no time.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 200. How to Apply Wood Stain Techniques

    When staining wood, use proper techniques in order to achieve a professional-looking finish.

    Time:
    2 hours
    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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