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    the gentleman from Fireball Tools builds a cutting tool oiler from an old Popular Mechanics issue, mostly using basic hand tools, then redesigns it to fit his shop better. While you're watching, scope out the monster vise he has! I was drooling the whole time he used it!

    Left a comment on his youtube video as to where you can find pdf's of many of the old Popular Mechanics magazines. You can also read them online at https://books.google.com/?hl=en though you can't download them there.

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    Nicely done. I built mine...

    Parting-off oiler

    from random plumbing parts.

    It was great back when Popular Mechanics still published real plans for building real things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Nicely done. I built mine...

    Parting-off oiler

    from random plumbing parts.

    It was great back when Popular Mechanics still published real plans for building real things.
    That's why I put the link in to his youtube video comments.

    https://archive.org/search.php?query...0mechanics&and[]=subject%3A%22Magazines%22

    Wish I could find more PopSci magazines from those days. They also had good plans, and good hints and tips stuff. I in the middle of setting up the four lathes I own now. Got the Atlas running late this week. Started the excavation of the Smithy yesterday, but mostly was zoned out on the computer. Haven't slept well the last few days. Wife has been sick since Thursday, and has been cutting into my sleep a bit. Going to see if I can get it cleared off, cleaned up, lubricated, and ready to run today. Brother bought for me early last year, got it delivered back in March of this year. Story is it was bought new in 1997, and never even plugged in. It looks like that is true. Most of the accessories that came with were still in their boxes.

    Each of them is getting one of their own, and all of the them will be on auto drip pans. Several years ago, when I was breaking back in to mechanicing, I worked in a scrap paper sorting company that sent their output to be converted into corrugate cardboard. Their 2nd shift, including their mechanic, got fired, and when they found out I knew which end of an oilcan the oil came out, put me to work trying to keep the conveyor running. I made oilers from trash that came through with the paper we were sorting. Detergent bottles, vinyl tubing, etc. Plumbing fittings and such would have been so much nicer.

    His second version is fancier than yours, but I think yours works just as well, and is easier to make.

    Bill
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    Google Books also has Popular Science on the site.
    https://books.google.co.za/books/abo...kC&redir_esc=y

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
    Google Books also has Popular Science on the site.
    https://books.google.co.za/books/abo...kC&redir_esc=y
    Has the same problem with not being able to download the magazines as for Popular Mechanics, but beats a sharp stick in the eye. Archive.org has more PopSci than they did a year ago, but not by much. I have a nominal 500GB microSD card in my tablet and phone with almost all my metalworking and other workshop material on them. They go with me to class, and where-ever else I go. When I'm standing in a line, I've got something to read. When I'm thinking about what to build, or often how to build something, I can usually find something to help me along, even if I don't have internet access. Though I'd really like to have all the PopSci magazines, too.

    Plus all that material is on this computer that I'm typing on now, and more as I can find it. Info Packrat. Yep, that's me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmRMeyers View Post
    Has the same problem with not being able to download the magazines as for Popular Mechanics, but beats a sharp stick in the eye. Archive.org has more PopSci than they did a year ago, but not by much. I have a nominal 500GB microSD card in my tablet and phone with almost all my metalworking and other workshop material on them. They go with me to class, and where-ever else I go. When I'm standing in a line, I've got something to read. When I'm thinking about what to build, or often how to build something, I can usually find something to help me along, even if I don't have internet access. Though I'd really like to have all the PopSci magazines, too.

    Plus all that material is on this computer that I'm typing on now, and more as I can find it. Info Packrat. Yep, that's me!
    Hi,
    Here is a workaround, it sounds long winded but is actually quite quick to do. (I am assuming you are on Windows, but there are similar setups for other operating systems).
    Download Google Books Downloader Lite which is free (there is a paid for version as well with more options).
    Open Google Books and select your magazine
    Select Preview
    Copy the URL and paste it into Google Down Lite
    Select an output folder and then select 'Download'

    This will create a.PNG file for each page
    Open the cover page and press Ctrl and A to select all the pages
    Select Share in the Menu bar and Print in the Tool bar
    Select the printer as Microsoft Print to PDF
    Press print, select a destination and give it a file name
    Press Save

    This will give you the complete magazine to open in a PDF reader and allow you to page and scroll through.

    You can then delete the .PNG file that were first created

    The paid version of Google Books Downloader allows you to save directly to PDF, so you do not need the extra print function

    Kind regards,

    Tony.

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    I have a set of Popular Mechanics do-it-yourself Encyclopedia from 1968
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    I also a book of much older Popular Mechanics items
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    Good stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    I have a set of Popular Mechanics do-it-yourself Encyclopedia from 1968
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    I also a book of much older Popular Mechanics items
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    Good stuff...
    You should post some of those. I'm sure there's some very interesting stuff in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg View Post
    Hi,
    Here is a workaround, it sounds long winded but is actually quite quick to do. (I am assuming you are on Windows, but there are similar setups for other operating systems).
    Download Google Books Downloader Lite which is free (there is a paid for version as well with more options).
    Open Google Books and select your magazine
    Select Preview
    Copy the URL and paste it into Google Down Lite
    Select an output folder and then select 'Download'

    This will create a.PNG file for each page
    Open the cover page and press Ctrl and A to select all the pages
    Select Share in the Menu bar and Print in the Tool bar
    Select the printer as Microsoft Print to PDF
    Press print, select a destination and give it a file name
    Press Save

    This will give you the complete magazine to open in a PDF reader and allow you to page and scroll through.

    You can then delete the .PNG file that were first created

    The paid version of Google Books Downloader allows you to save directly to PDF, so you do not need the extra print function

    Kind regards,

    Tony.
    Problem with the program you mentioned is that it takes quite a while, and you have to copy and paste the link for each individual magazine. Good thing about it is you can still get the content. Thanks!



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