It starts off with an advanced article on the use of forming tools on the metal lathe. There are articles on dovetail joints, mortise and tenon joints, and faceplate turning.
For plans find a radius turning tool, a tubing cut-off tool, a clamp fixture, step chucks, a router jig, a miter trimmer for small work, a lathe powered metal shear and two great and well detailed plans for a long arm buffer and a concrete mixer.
Also lots of jigs and tips to make work in the shop go more smoothly.
Click Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights 1960 to download. 3 MB - pdf