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

Making Blind Keyhole Cuts
14
Cutting tools
Multiple Door Chimes with One Button
26
Doorbells, chimes, etc
Waiting for the Under-$500 Car Phone
30
Radiotelephone in automobiles
Repairing Minor Body Damage
35
Automobiles (Maintenance and repair)
Dryer Overheats Erratically
40
Clothes dryers (Maintenance and repair)

Plywood Edge Treatments
52
Plywood construction
PM Drives the Volvo 740 GLE and 760 Turbo
54
Automobile engines (Superchargers), Automobiles, Foreign (Rating)
4 Energy-saving Tips from PM Readers
60
Energy conservation
Install a Freeze-proof Outdoor Faucet
64
Faucets
Build a Lowboy Light Stand
71
Photography (Light and lighting)
Dom DeLuise, Mr. Fixit
72
Dom DeLuise (American actor.), Do-it-yourself work
Centennial on Wheels
75
Automobiles (History)
American Cars: the First Century
78
Automobiles (History)
Skis on the Leading Edge
80
Skis
Light Works
82
Lasers
Auto Racing Soviet Style
86
Automobile racing (Soviet Union)
The Right Antenna: More Important Than Ever!
88
Television antennas, Radio antennas
Two Sets of French Doors You Can Build
104
Doors
Vault Holds Nuclear Treasures
114
Radioactive waste disposal (Great Britain)
Giants of the Sea
115
Container ships
Flying Torpedoes Fool Subs
116
Torpedoes
Tool Specs: Key to Smart Tool Buying
143
Tools
Saw Blade Gauges
154
Gages
Driving VW's 1985 Golf and Jetta
156
Automobiles, Foreign (Rating)
A Woodcrafting Tool
163
Woodworking tools
Programmable Thermostat
164
Thermostats
A Sanding Saw Blade
166
Saw blades
File Handle
167
Files and rasps (Handles)

Common terms and phrases