Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s 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

How to cut enlarging paper neatly--even in the dark
16
Paper cutters (Tools), Photographic paper
Wine server
62
Plastics work, Tableware
Trapped in a sunken oil rig
67
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc
Vans have got a lot more going!
70
Campers, Truck
F-16, the fighter everybody wants
72
Airplanes, Military

10 tips to keep you on the road this winter
74
Automobile driving
Simple cameras can take good pictures--if you let them
76
Photography
Zero-in for hunting
80
Shooting
Gear up for snow
82
Snow blowers, throwers, etc
PM owners report
86
Volkswagen Rabbit
First look at the '76s
90
Motor boats, Sailboats
Driving Alfa Romeo's new Alfetta
92
Automobiles, Foreign (Testing)
Amazing new power from ocean depths
93
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Program (U.S.)
Build this tabletop hockey game for family fun
94
Games
Your fuel-injection system
97
Paul Weissler, Automobile engines (Fuel injection)
How to keep your fuel-injection system working smoothly
100
Automobile engines (Fuel injection)
How your shopsmith can power other tools
113
Woodworking machinery
Refinishing furniture is easier than ever
114
Furniture (Finishes and finishing)
6 fun-to-make toys for Christmas
118
Toys, Woodworking (Projects)
Now, even camera straps are getting interesting
126
Photography (Equipment)
Holiday fireplace
148
Fireplaces
Third hands for ripping
150
Holding devices (Machine work)
Your house number belongs in lights
152
Street addresses
Wen's new 2-speed saw reciprocates
168
Saws and sawing
Seagull mobile
170
Mobiles (Sculpture)
Decorate your house with traveling lights
172
Christmas decorations, Outdoor

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