Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights 1948

In the 1948 Popular Mechanics issues you will find a couple of nice articles, one on carbide tool use and one on making strong cabinet joints with dowels. There are plans for a larger cement mixer, a nice pipe fitting drill press, two power belt/disk sanders, lots of accessory plans for around the machine and woodworking shops, and for something different a very solid looking 4 wheel bandsaw.

As mentioned before these files could be much larger, but I try to include only the the clearest most useful or interesting plans for todays shop hobbyist. Now granted it is my opinion in their selection and others may disagree, for those wishing to explore these old magazines further, haven't checked lately, but they were all available on "Google Books".

Here's the link for the 1948 highlights.