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40 Power Tools You Can Make

Popular Mechanics

Originally published by Popular Mechanics in 1941, this book describes how to build a host of machines and power tools by using commonly available materials. Topics include the construction of a 10-inch thickness planer, a tilting arbor circular saw, a power cordwood saw, jigsaws, bending brakes, a wood lathe, drill presses, bandsaws, and much more. Written during World War II, when spare materials and labor were scarce, this is a fascinating look back at how Yankee ingenuity and elbow grease allowed people to construct their own tools!


96 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", 1941
Order Number: VAP247.........$12.95