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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 61. 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...

  2. 62. Protractor Combo

    Need a protractor? DIY experts have a suggestion. This cool tool can find angles and even be locked into position to serve as a cutting...

  3. 63. Magnetic Tape Holster

    DIY Network shares an innovative way to keep track of your tape measure with this magnetic tape holster.

  4. 64. Keyed Chuck Adapter

    DIY Network shows how this inexpensive adapter can turn a keyed chuck on a drill into a keyless chuck.

  5. 65. Tips on Hiding Fasteners

    DIY Network host David Thiel reveals different techniques for disguising fasteners. Use these tips to give any project a finished look.

  6. 66. How to Make a Hold-Down Pusher for a Jointer

    When working with a jointer, it's wise to use a hold-down pusher to keep the work piece in close contact with the table and your hands ...

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 67. How to Cut Molding Corners

    Host David Thiel demonstrates how to use a router coping jig for cutting molding corners.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 68. 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...

  9. 69. Hammer Basics

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

  10. 70. Concrete Tools

    Working successfully with concrete takes a lot of practice. But with the proper tools, you'll be off to a good start.

  11. 71. How to Make a Mortise Cut

    Use these step-by-step instructions to make a mortise cut using a chisel.

    Time:
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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  12. 72. Viewer Jig: Board Center Finder

    Host David Thiel shows how to make a jig that can easily help find and mark the center of a board.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 73. Tips for Using a Stepped Dowel System

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

  14. 74. Vanilla Ice Goes Amish Again (00:01:00)

    Vanilla Ice reunites with his 'Amish ninjas,' starting October 11 at 10/9c.

  15. 75. Choosing the Right Screw

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

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