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  • How to Use a Wood Chisel

    A sharp wood chisel can cut mortises, shave rough surfaces, chop out corners and scrape off glue. We'll demonstrate these techniques and show…

  • How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

    Scribing is one of the key techniques for installing cabinets, countertops and built-in woodwork. Learn how to perfectly transfer odd shapes…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Sand Woodwork by Hand

    With a few special tools and good sandpaper you can smooth wood easily and quickly with first-class results. Often even better than with a power…

  • Table Saw Tips and Techniques

    Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer, more accurate rips,…

  • How to Use Pocket Screws

    Even a novice can build nice cabinets. Make tight, strong wood joints quickly and easily with pockets screws. No clamps, no dowels. We show you…

  • Build a Backyard Birdhouse

    Build this neat looking birdhouse that the birds will like too. You can do it in about a half day for less than $20, following our step-by-step…

  • Build a Painting Bench

    Build this light, but strong bench in about 4 hours. Use it as a table and as scaffolding as well as for sitting.

  • How to Build a Basket Stand

    The secret to this handsome, durable basket stand is a biscuit joiner, which creates super-tough joints without metal fasteners or exposed wood…

  • How to Use a Bench-Top Planer

    Learn to use a bench-top planer correctly and avoid common problems like tearout, snipe and ridges. Reclaim old wood, clean up inexpensive…

  • How to Use a Power Planer

    This article shows you how to get the most out of your power planer. Use it for leveling joists, making stubborn doors close easily and for…

  • How to Use a Jigsaw

    A jigsaw is the grand master of cutting shapes in a variety of materials. All you need is the right blade. We'll show you how to use this…

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