Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights 1961

Boy 1961 already, how time flies. It would be a couple more years before I would discover the joys of these old Popular Mechanics mags.

In this weeks installment find plans for a drill press auxiliary table, a circle cutting jig, a tailstock turret head, a tool post grinder, an ellipsograph that you can connect to your jigsaw for cutting perfect ellipses, a third hand clamp. A great plan for a drum tumbling machine for polishing small parts and another great plan for a Boston rocker.There is an article on how to etch circuit boards when the tech. was still in its infancy and a page on green woodworking to which I attached Lee Valley Tools information sheet on  the use of PEG (Polyethylene Glycol).

To download this issue click Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights 1961. 2 MB - pdf