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

'83 Home Ideas Guide
113
Houses (Maintenance and repair)
The Right Way to Paint Your House
115
House painting
A Pro's Secrets for Spray Painting a House
121
Paint spraying and sprayers, House painting
Build PM's In-the-wall Workshop
126
Cabinets (Furniture)
Energy-saving Ways with Windows
132
Windows

Driving the European Ford Sierra
81
Automobiles, Foreign (Rating)
Skil's 551 Trim Saw
86
Saws and sawing
The Jeep is Dead, Long Live the HMMWV!
89
Hummvees
Airships Rise Again!
92
Airships
Driving the Ford Tempo, Topaz and All-new Thunderbird
96
Automobiles (Rating)
New Video Games Put You in the Action
98
Computer games
Dodge Charger
100
Automobiles
Put Your Own Project on the Space Shuttle!
102
Space shuttle missions, Space sciences (Study and teaching, Projects)
Driving the Mercedes 190 and BMW 318i
105
Automobiles, Foreign (Rating)
Chevrolet Camaro
106
Automobiles
Build Our Master Craftsman's Toolbox
108
Tool boxes, racks, etc
Joining with Dowels
112
Joints (Carpentry)
Build Your Own Pantry on Wheels
145
Pantries
How to Stop Any Faucet from Leaking
149
Faucets (Maintenance and repair)
New for Home Improvement
156
Products, New
Energy-savers for Your Home
160
Energy conservation
Terms Builders Use
164
Building (Terminology)
Security for Your Windows
166
Windows (Security measures)
How to Build an Engine Hoist
168
Hoisting equipment
Not All of Space is Empty
195
Space debris
Split-second Bomb Snuffer
196
Bomb detectors
Economy-class Fighter
197
Airplanes, Military (Costs)
Foam Sweet Home is Completed
197
Plastic houses
The Drill You Steer
198
Drills

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