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Popular Mechanics projects - JScott - 12-25-2021

Anyone else fascinated by the projects in the old Popular Mechanics magazines from the 50's and 60's? I've found many interesting items and tips in them. They're on google books since they're out of copyright status. I found this tool bit grinding jig today. I'm amazed at the amount of information they were able to squeeze into an isometric sketch. 

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RE: Popular Mechanics projects - EdK - 12-25-2021

Yup, love the old magazines.

Ed


RE: Popular Mechanics projects - JScott - 12-26-2021

This one looks simple and useful. 

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RE: Popular Mechanics projects - JScott - 12-27-2021

Found another one. 

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RE: Popular Mechanics projects - JScott - 12-28-2021

These could be handy. Interesting that they are turned eccentrically. 

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RE: Popular Mechanics projects - JScott - 12-29-2021

First thing I'll do to my vise when I get it.  Just need to make sure the handle is stout enough to accept a groove and still be able to crank down on the handle without deforming or breaking it.  It won't take much of a groove to register a small ball bearing.

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RE: Popular Mechanics projects - f350ca - 12-29-2021

They had some pretty neat projects.
One thats on my list (not at the top but there) was a sort of submarine. It had two longish wings that went out to pontoons. The body would submerge 3 or 4 feet as the arms hinged, keeping the pontoons on the surface. A blower brought air down from one and out the other. A trolling motor on each pontoon propelled it. Would be a hoot cruising the shallows.
Can't find the issue anymore, might have been Popular Mechanics.

Greg


RE: Popular Mechanics projects - Highpower - 12-30-2021

Something like this? 17428

https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/a6168/diy-submarine-backyard-genius-awards/


RE: Popular Mechanics projects - f350ca - 12-30-2021

Funny, not much comes up on it anymore
Here's a link to a really small photo
https://i.pinimg.com/236x/96/26/7f/96267f7a0acf3455f43ea8c3273cff8a--water-toys-boat-building.jpg


RE: Popular Mechanics projects - Highpower - 12-30-2021

That is not a sub. That is the star ship "Enterprise".   Rotfl  

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If you are going to build one make it a classic like the Nautilus.  Big Grin

https://www.loupiote.com/photos/nautilus-submarine-art-car-burning-man-2015-21635219356.shtml