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

Mopeds Come Back
14
Mopeds
Flat-panel TV Closer to Reality
32
Television receivers (Flat panel displays)
15 Most Common House Problems
40
Houses (Maintenance and repair), Building inspection
Repairing Power Steering Systems
51
Automobiles (Steering gear)
Bifocals: Looking Better at 200
58
Contact lenses, Eyeglasses
Become a Woodturning Expert (II)
98
Turning (Machine work)
5 Tables for a Movable Feast
102
Tables
Using Dado Blades (III)
122
Circular saws
Three Classics You Can Build
127
Toy automobiles, Wagons (Toys)
Big Brain on Wheels
133
Racing automobiles (Testing), Testing equipment, Sports (Computer use)

Tires: a Century of Progress
60
Tires, Automobile (History)
Utah's State Backboard
65
Norman Bangerter; 1933-.
Convert Your Family Movies to Videotape
66
Film-to-video transfer system
Breaking the Speed Barriers
71
Speed records
Breakthrough Bike
74
Racing bicycles
British Sports Cars: Alive and Well, Thank You
76
Sports cars, Automobile industry (Great Britain)
Small Boat Shootout
80
Motor boats (Rating)
NASA's Next Spaceships
84
Space vehicles (Orbits), Space tugs
Busting Through the Steel Curtain
88
Steel metallurgy
This Two-level Deck is Loaded with Good Ideas
90
Decks, patios, terraces, etc
Build a Shady Retreat
96
Arbors
Introducing the Repeating Rail Gun
136
Railguns
America's Newest Waterway
136
Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway (Ala. and Miss.)
High Living on the High Seas
137
Royal Princess (Ship)
Stirling Cycles Back
143
Stirling engines
PM Drives the Porsche 944 Turbo
154
Automobile engines (Superchargers), Sports cars (Rating)
Super Storage Ideas for Any Kitchen
160
Kitchen storage
PM Owners Report: Audi 5000S.
167
Automobiles, Foreign
Seaworthy Stereo for Open Boats
170
Boats and boating (Audio systems)
PM Drives the Ford Mustang GT.
174
Automobiles (Rating)
Build Your Own Contact Printer
178
Photography (Processing, Equipment)
Choose the Right Video Tape for the Job
180
Tape, Magnetic

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