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

Build a rolling dolly for your photo lights
14
Photography (Equipment)
Two trail raiders from Attex
32
Motorcycles
1972 Urban vehicle design competition: they plan to win with hydrogen
40
Automobile engines (Fuel), Automobiles, Experimental
15 great ideas for better back-yard living
61
Woodworking (Projects)
Dutch mini-barn
64
Garden houses, shelters, etc
Slip it in, slide it out
111
Electronic equipment (Mounting)
PM takes a ride in tomorrow's bus today!
116
Steam buses
Don't let those brownouts become burnouts: easily built current checker
119
Electric power failures, Household appliances (Maintenance and repair), Voltage
Fix your own alternator
122
Electric generators
At last, a new paint can
129
Painting, Industrial and practical (Equipment)

Putting green
66
Putting greens
Fancy fences
72
Fences
Handsome yard light
77
Outdoor lighting
Playground equipment
78
Playgrounds, Home (Equipment)
PM owners report
82
Dodge Charger
Electronic eyes let the sightless see
86
Blind (Equipment)
8000 miles in a Model T camper
91
Automobile touring, Automobiles, Remodeled
Paddlewheel riverboat
94
Steamships and steamboats
Sidewinder: pretty, perky performer
98
Airplanes, Light
$700 receiver in a $400 kit; Heathkit AR-1500 AM-FM receiver
100
Radio receivers
Coming: TV cameras you can carry in your pocket
102
Television cameras
PM owners report
106
Saab 99
Colonial weather station
130
Meteorological stations
Things to keep your workshop humming
130
Woodworking (Projects)
Hobby worktable
132
Workbenches
Bunny cradle
134
Cradles
Sanding jig turns out perfect wooden wheels
135
Jigs (Tools)
Your router can become an instant shaper
138
Cabinets (Furniture), Routing machines, Shapers (Machinery)
Lightweight saw with a heavyweight punch
143
Saws and sawing
Beauty-and so simple to make
154
Tables
Faster than the wind
158
Sailing
Story behind the stern drive
164
Motor boat engines
This outboard is sprightly at 50
168
Outboard motors (History)
Publications worth writing for
169
Pamphlets

Common terms and phrases