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

Items from all outdoors
17
Hunting (Equipment)
Machining workers
48
Machinists
Now add reverberation to your stereo system
76
Amplifiers, Sound (Recording and reproducing)
Four new medium compacts join '61 car lineup
81
Automobiles (Design)
Kid-size rodeo
98
Rodeos

Worldwide adventure, person to person
105
Ham radio
Let's bring our planes down safely
109
Air traffic control, Chicago (Ill.) (Airports)
What to look for in a new gun
117
Shotguns
My most exciting moment
125
Harlow Shapley; 1885-1972
Practicing fire at sea
126
Fire resisting materials (Testing), Lifeboats, life rafts, etc
Christmas gift ideas
130
Christmas gifts
Rockets for civilians
138
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Rockets (Astronomical use)
Let a robot drive the plow
145
Automatic control, Farm mechanization
Airborne pinball machine guides refueling
150
Airplane engines (Refueling)
Rubber geese
154
Decoys (Hunting)
Have fun creating new art forms
158
Arts and crafts
Concrete tips for concrete care
162
Concrete
Drop-top enlarging table
186
Photography (Equipment)
Button up your house for winter
188
Caulking
Build your own quick-charger
192
Storage batteries (Charging)
This box talks turkey
194
Bird calling
Portable drill powers wood lathe
196
Lathes
Jackshaft for your shopsmith
198
Cutting tools
How to build the entertainment wall in the house of built-ins
202
Storage walls
Square cuts with portable saw
208
Saws and sawing
Hardening steel
211
Steel (Heat treatment)
Dictating machine from tape recorder
212
Dictating equipment, Tape recorders and recording
Tomorrow's tv set today
214
Television receivers, Transistors

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