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

After disaster, the trouble shooter
81
Disasters, Electric lines (Maintenance and repair), Linemen (Electric workers)
Two-level highway bus has private washroom
88
Buses
Boeing plane marks entry of America into jet-transport field
89
Airplanes, Jet
Built for modern living
90
Jack Fletcher, Building, Electricity in the home
Hot building at Los Alamos gets a careful burial
95
RADIOACTIVITY (Safety measures)
Homemade shaping tools put inventor in business
149
Metalworking machinery
40,000 miles in an Indian dugout
150
John Claus VOSS, Voyages
Live steam on four rails
152
Model railroads
Tv from a mountaintop
156
Television stations
How to transmit phono music on a light beam
162
Light, Sound equipment

Air curtain fences blast at Ontario hydroelectric-power installation
96
Bubbles, Shock waves
Human squirrel cage
99
Amusement park rides
200-foot timber arches
102
Arches, Laminated wood
What's all this talk about hi-fi?
106
Sound (Recording and reproducing)
Fastest drag racer?
111
Automobiles, Racing
Glass blankets become a Corvette body
112
Automobiles (Manufacture)
Animals are like other people
113
Animals (Photographs)
Owners report: why did they buy a Cadillac?
122
Floyd Clymer; d. 1970, Automobiles
Auto auction
128
Auctions, Automobiles, Used
Fast horses and short ropes
133
Rodeos, Rope tricks
Take your choice: open-road speedsters or traffic-dodging gasoline misers
138
Automobiles
Turn-on-a-dime tractor
140
Tractors
Hobby with a bang
141
G. C. Compton, Gun models
Rubber butterflies and other creatures
146
Models
Custom-build your own dining booth
165
Dining alcoves, etc
Free heat for your basement
173
Basements, Heating
New faces for old doors
176
Doors
Build your own rear-window defroster
181
Automobiles (Windshield defrosters)
Plan of the month: kitchen accessories
182
Kitchen cabinets, Shelves and racks
How to shoot over decoys
186
Decoys (Hunting)
Electric hot plate warms photo developer
191
Photography (Equipment)
Turned cigarette box has monogrammed lid
193
Cigarette cases
Modern oak lowboy
202
Lowboys (Furniture)
Tongue-and-groove cabinet doors
202
Cabinets (Furniture)
Drilling in the lathe
205
Drilling and boring
New uses for portable saw
210
Saws and sawing
Drop-front cabinet for parts storage
213
Cabinets (Furniture)
Portable welding screen
214
Electric welding (Equipment)

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