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

Snowshoeing--old sport, new action
99
Snowshoeing
PM owners report
100
Saab 900
Slide previewer
102
Slides (Photography) (Viewers)
Weekend workshop: 4 quick and easy projects
102
Woodworking (Projects)
Shop organizer
103
Workshops (Equipment)

That's some kind of suspension
80
Bridges (Design), Columbia River (Bridges)
New boats for the 1980's
82
Boats and boating
PM tests the biggest outboard ever
84
Outboard motors (Rating)
Truckers with the yen for beauty
86
Truck decoration
Driving the 4wd turbodiesel Scout
88
Diesel engines, Automotive (Rating), Trucks (Four wheel drive, Rating)
4 new tape recks worth singing about
90
Tape recorders and recording
Looking down in the dumps--for energy
92
Refuse as fuel
How you can pull cash from trash
94
Recycling
New gear for snow sport
96
Camping (Equipment), Winter sports (Equipment)
Folding tables
104
Tables
Ski bench
105
Skis (Maintenance and repair), Workbenches
Do your own plumbing with plastic
106
Water pipes, Plastic
Sweep your flues clean and avoid costly chimney fires
110
Chimney cleaning
Two bright ideas for shop-made lamps
112
Electric lamps
39 steps to weather a winter power failure
133
Electric power failures
Camping gear--and answer made to order
138
Camping (Equipment)
PM's silencer cuts off nagging TV commercials
162
Television receivers (Control)

Common terms and phrases