Popular Mechanics

Front Cover
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.
  

Browse all issues

Contents

Mosquito warships
321
PT boats
Around the world in 91 hours
325
Howard Hughes (American airline, aircraft and motion picture executive.); 1905-1976, Aviation equipment, Aviation (World flights)
Uncle Sam's flying fortresses
329
United States Army Air Corps, Airplanes, Military
Speed races for amateur drivers
339
Automobile racing
Missing link in aviation
346
Autogiros
Four dry cells operate this electric fence controller
418
Fences, Electric
Beginner's receiver for short waves
421
Shortwave radio receivers
Photo trimmer has removable sliding blade
423
Photographs (Trimming, mounting, etc), Photography (Equipment)
Slipper chair and stool for your colonial room
428
Chairs, Stools
Circular night table
431
Tables

Fireworks that save lives
354
Fireworks, Accidents (Prevention)
Manicuring the Diesels
360
Railroads (Trains)
Secrets of the master violin maker
370
Violin
Mystery tie between sun and life
378
Chlorophyll
Thrills of the ironing board sport
386
Aquaplaning
Barnyard wizards of the films
392
Animals in motion pictures
Miracle men of radio
402
Radio transmission
Trick photos and how to make them
410
Photography, Trick
Simplified television demonstration
417
Television
It's fun to mount birds
434
Birds (Collection and preservation), Taxidermy
Measuring distances with this simple sextant
441
Measuring equipment, Sextants
Minor home plumbing repairs
445
Plumbing
Outdoor theater for young actors
450
Open-air theater
Etching glass and metal
459
Glass etching, Metal etching
Darkroom timer from alarm clock
463
Photography (Equipment), Timing devices
High-speed cutting with abrasive wheels
466
Grinding wheels, Cutting machines
Rolling workshop for limited space
471
Workshops
Motorize your lawn mower
473
Lawn mowers

Common terms and phrases