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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 31. Universal Socket

    Have a stubborn bolt that refuses to budge? DIY experts suggest a universal socket wrench to get the job done.

  2. 32. Eastern Influence: Using Japanese Tools

    DIY Network expert David Thiel talks with Sandor Nagyszalanczy, author of Tools: Rare and Ingenious, and cabinetmaker Patrick Huggins a...

  3. 33. Hand-Powered Cutting Tools

    You don't always need power tools for cutting. The DIY Network highlights hand tools you won't want to do without.

  4. 34. Ladders: Safety, Use and Accessories

    The ladder is one of the most common tools, but it's also one of the most misused. Here is a rundown of the basics about ladders and ho...

  5. 35. How to Use Masonry Chisels

    DIY Network explains what masonry chisels are and how to use them.

  6. 36. Tips for Using a Stepped Dowel System

    DIY Tools and Techniques guest Rorke Miller demonstrates the creation of a stepped dowel system.

  7. 37. How to Make a Compass

    This compass is made of wood pieces, a knob, a pencil and a carriage bolt. It draws larger circles than most workshop compasses. Use th...

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    $1 - $50
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    Easy
  8. 38. Wheelbarrow Basics

    Wheelbarrows are handy when it comes to moving small loads. DIY experts cover the basics for using wheelbarrows.

  9. 39. Retractable Hand Saw

    The DIY Network shows you a line of very useful utility cutters with retractable blades.

  10. 40. Awls and Punches

    These versatile tools are used to mark work pieces. DIY experts show how awls can score lines and bore small holes, and punches can sta...

  11. 41. Lie-Nielsen Spokeshave (00:58)

    Check out this woodworker's hand tool made for working with furniture legs.

  12. 42. Essential Camping Tools

    Make your camping trip is a success by taking along the right tools. Here are some good tips and advice from the pros at DIY Network.

  13. 43. Pneumatic Abrasive Tools

    DIY Network experts reveal how pneumatics can be useful for sanding, cutting and polishing.

  14. 44. How to Make a Chisel Storage Box

    Keep chisels safe and dust-free with this DIY storage case. The box contains two chisel supports -- one for the ferrule and another for...

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    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 45. How to Add a Workbench Drawer

    In most shops, there's no place to keep small items handy. Use these instructions to make kitchen storage bins that are attached to a f...

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    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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