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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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Ski care now and later
50
Skiing (Equipment)
Good art at a price you can afford
73
Picture frames and framing
Tomorrow: tailgate warning on the windshield
78
Automobiles (Safety measures)
Lucite sculpturing
80
Etching
Don't take chances with aerosols
82
Pressure packaging
So you want to build your own
116
Boatbuilding
Boat that floats no matter what; Wonder-Craft 12
120
Boats and boating
Hoist your hull on air
122
Boats and boating (Storage)
For cartopping here's the catch
123
Boats and boating (Transportation)
Short course in antennas for shortwave listening
124
Radio antennas

Electronic calculators: how to choose the right one
86
Calculators
Thorp's two-seater is a flying Tiger
91
Airplanes, Light (Design)
PM owners report
94
Volvo 140 series
One young man's shop
98
Workshops
Flower garden on your wall
100
Plant stands, flower stands, etc
Can Detroit save i-c engine?
102
Automobile engines
New for 1973 waterways
106
Motor boats
Gadgets for better boating
112
Boats and boating (Equipment)
This gas burner can go electric
114
Outboard motors
Canoe cart
115
Canoes and canoeing (Equipment)
Slide projectors get smarter all the time
140
Projectors
How to stop an engine that won't stop
144
Automobile engines (Ignition)
How to replace a broken window pane
152
Windows (Maintenance and repair)
How to add a new convenience outlet
154
Electric wire and wiring
How to unclog drains and stop leaks
156
Plumbing (Maintenance and repair)
How to trim and plane sticking doors
158
Doors (Maintenance and repair)
Now: a plastic injector for your drill press
160
Drills, Molding machinery
Tiny steam engine for the beginning machinist
162
Steam engine models
Real drum table
164
Tables
$50 aquarium that's really different
168
Aquariums

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