Saturday Projects: Vintage Popular Mechanics
October 26, 2010, 7:30 pm
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When you own a house from the 50’s there are endless Saturday Projects to be done on it. And when you add  a stack of Popular Mechanics magazines from the 50’s to accompany that said1950’s house, you begin to think you are living in that rancher pictured in the magazine and you think constructing a rooster shaped weather vane is a really good idea.

Well maybe I wont make that weather vane… but Popular Mechanics is one of the original DIY magazines. Every issue packed with useful how-to’s and instructions for making all types of weird things on your day off.


A few more images here, will scan more later.

Trees Can Grow Into Money
April 1, 2010, 8:11 pm
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In case you didn’t know…

Family Camping
March 30, 2010, 6:11 pm
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With this weather warming up I have been thinking about camping a lot lately. I always make grand camping plans this time of year, most of which never happen, but it doesn’t stop me from thinking about it. Came across a large collection of old Popular Mechanics magazines recently, this one had plans for building your own camping trailer. Thinking about building it!

I love how these old Popular Mechanics published these detailed plans and sections of the projects. I wonder if anyone actually followed them and built the project?