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The Editors of Popular Mechanics

Autor/a de The Boy Mechanic: 200 Classic Things to Build

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Obres de The Editors of Popular Mechanics

Handy Projects for Boys (2014) 16 exemplars
Popular Mechanics Magazine (2011) 15 exemplars
Forty Power Tools You Can Make (1944) 12 exemplars
Lathe Handbook No 1, 1925 (1992) 10 exemplars
Outdoor Sports the Year 'Round (1998) 7 exemplars
Popular Mechanics Farm Manual (1947) 7 exemplars
23 Boats You Can Build (1950) 6 exemplars
The Young Craftsman (1943) 6 exemplars
Popular Mechanics Garden Book (1942) 6 exemplars
How to Use Hand Tools (1955) 3 exemplars
Farm manual 3 exemplars
23 boats you can build, (1950) 3 exemplars
Popular Mechanics Home Kinks (1943) 2 exemplars
The Best of Popular Mechanics (2002) 2 exemplars
How to Tempt a Fish 1 exemplars
Craftsman Master Shop Guide (1969) 1 exemplars
Welding Brazing and Soldering (1941) 1 exemplars
Electroplating (1995) 1 exemplars
Mythbuster Secerets 1 exemplars
Area 51 1 exemplars
Beyond Gasoline 1 exemplars
Great Trains Ride Again [VHS] (2000) 1 exemplars
Do It Yourself Yearbook 1970 (1970) 1 exemplars
What To Make for Children (1947) 1 exemplars
Photokinks. 1 exemplars
DIY HANDBOOK Home/Auto (2007) 1 exemplars
Photo Handbook. 1 exemplars


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I was hoping for more. This collection of articles from Popular Mechanics does give a snapshot of how the past imagined the present and future. I think it would have been a stronger book with more analysis and fewer filler entries. As it was, only a few predictions seemed to merit discussion about how [in]accurate they were. I suppose the author figured we could figure out the rest on our own.
zot79 | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Aug 20, 2023 |
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Published for people who have a passion to know how things work, it’s about how the latest advances in science and technology that will impact your home, your car, consumer electronics, computers, and even your health. Popular Mechanics offers answers for curious minds. Every issue offers articles on recent…

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Magaziness | Sep 22, 2022 |
A weird and random collection of articles from Popular Mechanics, all originally published between 1900 and 1920. You'd perhaps think that if it's for "boys", it might contain a graduated series of projects that would develop woodworking or other craft skills. But no, it's arranged thematically, and absolutely not a teaching book. If you don't know how to cut and assemble a mortise and tenon, well, you'll have to learn that on your own before you can do some of the woodworking projects. The language is also unchanged from the original publication of the articles, and that is either vaguely amusing or highly distracting.

Still, there's a large, potentially interesting section on camping and the outdoors, which includes instructions on how to set up various types of tent, build a cot from twigs, and so on. There's a great (I think; I haven't made any of them yet) section on various types of kite, and an odd collection of amusements including some card tricks, paper airplanes, and weird little toys, which I'd say stretch the subtitle's claim of "classic" rather far. And finally, there are a few cool or amazing things scattered throughout: steamer trunks; a lovely-looking Mission-style table; a folding wooden boat (!); a hand-made electric model train set (!!).

Overall, this was a disappointment, and I don't think many readers will do much besides read this collection, despite the cover's "So Many Projects. Not enough time!".
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