Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether itís practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
  

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Contents

When the giants fell
65
Lumbering, Giant sequoia
Solar battery turns sunshine into usable electric power
71
Electric batteries
Streamlined sub sets underwater speed records
73
Submarines
Britain's pioneer atomic-power plant
74
Nuclear power plants
Service stations on wheels
79
Agricultural equipment (Maintenance and repair)
Stone walls for your garden
126
Stone walls
Knock-down cabin for the woods
130
Cabins
Hydraulics, hard-working farm hand
134
Agricultural equipment, Hydraulic equipment
Short-wave converter for any broadcast receiver
142
Frequency changers, Radio receivers
Tile-top tables
145
Tables

House made of doors
80
Panel construction
Is the automatic factory here?
84
Automatic machinery
Rock anchor
91
Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.)
Sea water powers this boat
92
Ship and boat models
One-piece gym
94
Exercise equipment, Gymnasiums (Equipment)
Three-wheel tractor with implements handles small-farm work
96
Tractors
Weaving a career with wood
97
Weaving, WOOD products
Owners praise Buick styling and wrap-around windshield
106
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles
High school Road-day-o
114
Automobile driving (Competitions)
Here come the convertiplanes
118
Convertiplanes
Power from the wind
124
Wind power
Toy road grader
148
Toys
Individualized house numbers
149
Street addresses
Sundial
154
Sundials
Porches and breezeways add luxury to your home
174
Breezeways, Porches
Manual-shift transmission
181
Automobiles (Transmission)
One range finder serves several lenses
185
Photography (Equipment)
Try your hand at metal spinning
187
Metal spinning
Metal finishing with disk sander
193
Metals (Finishing)
Prevent rust in damp basements
194
Corrosion and anticorrosives, Dampness in buildings, Tools (Maintenance and repair)
Farm fire engine fits pickup trucks
198
Fire engines

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