Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights 1973-74

As mentioned in the previous highlights pickings are getting slim so I have included 2 years 73 and 74 in this highlights. In the short projects category we have a drill press fence, drill press "dead-man" switch, drill press table elevator, midpoint punch, bandsaw rip fence, a die threading attachment, and a lathe fly cutter head.

There is an article on drilling angled holes accurately and another on making rotary cutters.

For more involved projects there is a handy stand for a pad sander, a very nice shop-built trammel plan, a nice 12" bandsaw, it has very close construction details to my 12" saw. Mine is curvier and beefier but the methods and materials were close to the same. Finally for the woodworker there is a very nice pine trestle table and benches for the kitchen nook.

To download click Popular Mechanics Shop Notes Highlights 1973-74. 3 MB - pdf