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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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Measuring Tools

Top 31 Measuring Tools Projects

  1. 1. Project Calculator

    DIY experts show why this project calculator is a great tool to have around the workshop. It can perform functions ordinary calculators...

  2. 2. Essential Workshop Handtools

    The Ultimate Workshop experts share essential hand-tools that should be found in the most basic workshop.

  3. 3. Level Combo

    DIY experts offer information on a level that's more than just a level — it's also a protractor and a crown-molding angle calcula...

  4. 4. Ultrasonic Measuring Tools

    DIY experts explain why the convenience of ultrasonic measuring tools may soon make rulers and tape measures tools of the past.

  5. 5. Measuring Tools (00:20:00)

    Chris Grundy's got all kinds of stuff for your measuring needs.

  6. 6. Magnetic Tape Holster

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

  7. 7. Rotating Laser

    DIY experts explain why this rotating laser light is a great tool when working in a large room. The helpful light makes it easy to inst...

  8. 8. 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...

  9. 9. 796 Digital Micrometer (01:07)

    This micrometer is a precision instrument that you don't have to baby.

  10. 10. Plumb Bob

    DIY Network gives information on the Plumb Rite bob — a tool that's handy for hanging wallpaper and paneling, plumbing a wall or ...

  11. 11. Easy DIY

    Get tips from DIY Network on the right tools for a do-it-yourself job.

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  12. 12. Techno-Savvy Tools

    DIY Network experts offer cool tools that will help you finish jobs quickly and easily.

  13. 13. Cool Tools: Top 25 2010 (00:40:00)

    Join host Chris Grundy as he counts down the Top 25 Cool Tools.

  14. 14. How to Use Squares, Bevels and Gauges

    DIY Network explains the variety of tools used to make and measure angles and guidelines.

  15. 15. How to Use Winding Sticks

    Winding sticks are two same-size sticks of contrasting colors that are traditional tools for checking the evenness of a bench. Learn ho...

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    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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