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

New energy monitor lets you keep track of electrical costs
42
Electric meters
Two riding-mower accessories you can make
47
Lawn mowers (Equipment)
Build your own folding car ramp
64
Ramps
Don't electrocute your car battery
68
Automobiles (Electric equipment), Electric meters
PM tool test
74
Routing machines (Equipment)
How to maintain your moped
114
Mopeds (Maintenance and repair)
How to crack impossible nuts
116
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair), Bolts and nuts
3 versatile sawhorses you can make
118
Sawhorses
How to cut, stack and use firewood
120
Wood as fuel, Wood cutting
3 firewood projects you can build: toter, weatherproof bin, log box
124
Woodbins, racks, etc

Giant miners for a new coal age
77
Coal mining equipment
Bright new gear for safer hunting
82
Clothing and dress (Hunters)
Owners tell all about life in solar-heated homes
84
Solar heating
MAST to the rescue
88
Helicopters in rescue work
Everyman's home computer is here
92
Computers (Home use)
Hanging a bridge with a bend
94
Bridges (Design)
New outboards--new horsepower race
96
Outboard motors
TV recorders: have the best of both shows
98
Videotape recorders and recording
'78 cars
100
Automobiles
Pick-em-ups go pretty
112
Trucks

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