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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 61. 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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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  2. 62. How to Construct a Shooting Board for Miter Cuts

    A shooting board must be made with meticulous precision. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

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  3. 63. Photo Gallery: Common Nails

    DIY Network explains which type of common and specialty nails work best different kinds of materials.

  4. 64. Hammer Basics

    Not all hammers are created equal. Use this DIY guide to choose the right hammer for every job.

  5. 65. How to Select the Right Hose for the Job

    Hoses are one of the most widely used garden accessories. Learn how to make the right choice when shopping for a new one.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 66. How to Replace a Broken Handle

    When the handle on your putty knife breaks off, use a dowel rod to make the tool useful again. Host David Thiel gives new life to an ol...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 67. Tips for Using a Stepped Dowel System

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

  8. 68. How To Use a Tap and Die Set

    Learn how to properly use a tap and die set.

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    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 69. How to Make a Drilling Guide Block with Bushings

    Host David Thiel shows how to build a jig for installing decorative dowels into box corners. Adding dowels in mitered corners adds stre...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 70. How to Make a Circle-Cutting Jig

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a jig that will cut circles through wood or any other material.

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 71. Choosing the Right Screw

    DIY Network host David Thiel discusses a variety of screw types and the best material for each.

  12. 72. 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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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 73. Tips on Choosing Wrenches

    DIY Network makes it easy to choose the right wrench for any project.

  14. 74. How to Draw Angles and Circles

    Drawing perfect circles and angles can be challenging. Carl Mueller, host of DIY Tools & Techniques, offers some foolproof techniques f...

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    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 75. Telescoping Ladder

    DIY Network experts show how handy this telescoping ladder is. The ladder can fit into small spaces, which makes traveling with it a ci...

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