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Top 100 Hand Tools Projects

  1. 76. Tips on Making Homemade Tools

    Carl Mueller, tool expert and host of DIY Network's Tools & Techniques, offers tips on how to make homemade tools.

  2. 77. Rapid Edge Utility Knife (00:41)

    This knife cuts smoothly with a light to guide you.

  3. 78. 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
  4. 79. Learn the Basics About Files and Rasps

    Files and rasps are used for smoothing, trimming and sharpening. Learn about the various types of files and rasps and how to use them f...

  5. 80. Rasps and Files

    DIY Network experts demonstrate various rasps and files, and discuss which work best for specific jobs.

  6. 81. How to Make a Mortise Cut

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

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  7. 82. How to Make a Pull Saw

    Sometimes a power saw is too powerful for the job at hand. At such times, a homemade pull saw can come in handy. Here's an easy method ...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 83. Tips on Using a Spokeshave

    Spokeshaves can be used to shape chair spindles and round surfaces. DIY experts offer tips on how to make the most effective cuts with ...

  9. 84. Wrench Basics

    DIY Network offers tips on choosing the right wrench for any job in the home or workshop.

  10. 85. Laser Level

    Every DIYer should own one of these handy laser levels that adjusts to various angles and indicates when a surface is level.

  11. 86. Innovative Hammers

    DIY Network shares the latest innovations in hammers. These inventive hammers include features such as anti-vibration, double faces and...

  12. 87. Using a Crosscut Jig

    DIY host David Thiel explains tips for adding a crosscut table in order to cut large pieces of plywood.

  13. 88. Extra-Tooth Wrench

    Adjustable wrenches are handy tools to have in the workshop, but DIYers might just find this one to be the most useful. This wrench rat...

  14. 89. Level Basics

    DIY Network explains how to use a level and which to choose depending on the task.

  15. 90. Tools For Removing Paint

    Removing old paint isn't a lot of fun, but a few paint removeal tools can make the task easier.

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