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

Revolution on rails
18
Railroads
First aid for lost flyers
28
Aviation (Accidents), Rescue work
Iron cavairy
33
United States Army (Mechanized forces)
Metal powders speed V-day
40
Metal powders
They get there first
44
UNITED STATESAir force, Army/Troop carrier command
Roughriders of the deep
50
Warships
World's biggest business
56
WORLD War, 1939-1945 (Equipment)
Fleet hits the front line
62
Naval art and science
They make tomorrow's planes today
65
Airplanes, Military
Silver goes to work
72
Silver
Featherweights on wheels
76
Airplanes (Weight), WEIGHT.
Lazy susan lawn table serves many guests
107
Lazy Susans
How to make concrete that will last
108
Concrete
Knockdown work table
113
WORK tables
Refinish that old floor
115
Floors
Smooth sanding
119
Sandpaper
Cutting threads in wood
124
Thread cutting, Woodworking
Mottle finish easily produced by dipping process
130
Lacquer and lacquering
Heat treatment of steel
134
Steel (Heat treatment)
Don'ts
141
Radio receivers
Pockette portable has built-in antenna
142
Portable radio receivers

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