So made up the 1956 highlights last night. In this distillation of shop notes there are many shorter articles on various shop hints, tips, and tricks. An article on cabinet tool stands, a nice plan for a 4 X 36" vertical belt sander, a plan for a worm drive speed reducer, a great lathe milling attachment. For the woodworker, a nice early colonial plan for a knotty pine hutch.
For info. articles there is a nice article on trouble shooting shop motors, one on the relationship between speed and torque, and another on reinforcing woodwork joints.
To download click Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights 1956. The file is 40 pages and 3.26 MB.