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rancherbill
12-28-2008, 11:02 AM
THe fine folks at Google have put Popular Mechanics online

http://books.google.com/books?id=Nt8DAAAAMBAJ&source=gbs_all_issues_r&cad=2_2&atm_aiy=1930#all_issues_anchor

Everybody give Google a round of Applause

There is such an amount of material here that it might be an idea to have a Major Top Level Thread of Pop Mech and Pop Science Projects and sub thread of Lathe etc. Then as articles are found they can be posted and the build of the projects.

miker
12-28-2008, 05:10 PM
Bill, although this has been posted a couple of times lately,
some may have missed it. Thanks for re posting.
Have you been able to download or print an article? I have not.

Rgds

rancherbill
12-29-2008, 10:13 PM
I guess I'm a day late and a dollar short. Saving the pages is an interesting question. I did some searching and there seems to be a downloader, BUT I can't install it. I am like the person with XP SP3. it won't install for me

Maybe some else can try it and report back.


Google Book Downloader 0.1.0 Alpha2 (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Other-Internet-Related/Google-Book-Downloader.shtml)

http://www.blogsdna.com/1328/download-save-google-book-as-pdf-with-google-book-downloader.htm

Bill

dp
12-30-2008, 01:44 AM
Bill, although this has been posted a couple of times lately,
some may have missed it. Thanks for re posting.
Have you been able to download or print an article? I have not.

Rgds

I'm using a Mac so used the built-in screen grabber tool to snag the three-page article I was interested in. They appear to strongly disallow downloading these pages otherwise.

Oldguy
12-30-2008, 04:00 AM
All you shaper owners might want to check out the February 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics. See pages 228 and 234 through 239. Enjoy.

Glenn

Bmyers
12-30-2008, 09:26 AM
July 1953 page 198 for Lathe Owners

GKman
12-30-2008, 02:28 PM
I'm going to learn to be a hypnotist!

rancherbill
12-30-2008, 02:56 PM
There are many career or business opportunities available within the pages to make BIG BUCKS or HUGE PROFITS. :D :D I should have taken some of them when I first read them. With the fourth one down I'd make a ton of money with all my forum posts. Just imagine Forrest on the Riviera with chicklets on his arm.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/rancherbill/money.jpg

dp
12-30-2008, 03:06 PM
All you shaper owners might want to check out the February 1954 issue of Popular Mechanics. See pages 228 and 234 through 239. Enjoy.

Glenn
That's an Atlas bench top mill, Glenn. I'm looking for one to go with my Atlas shaper - anyone have one?

Edit: My error!! I opened the January issue rather than Feb, and the mill article is in there. Sure enough the shaper article is right where you said.

GKman
12-30-2008, 05:02 PM
I'm using a Mac so used the built-in screen grabber tool to snag the three-page article I was interested in. They appear to strongly disallow downloading these pages otherwise.

I use screenprint32, a free program that captures a screen or part of one when the prt scr key is pressed on a PC. www.screenprint32.com Works good.

John Stevenson
12-30-2008, 05:49 PM
Well I got the Google download manager to work.
Only problem is you have to save the whole book.
That July 53 edition was 61 meg.
Here's the 5 pages on the screwcutting article.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/Popmech%20July53.pdf

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clutch
12-30-2008, 07:03 PM
John,

How did you manage that? I gave it a fair shot the other night and I'm not computer dummy.

Clutch

John Stevenson
12-30-2008, 07:10 PM
John,

How did you manage that? I gave it a fair shot the other night and I'm not computer dummy.

Clutch

I am that probably why :D :D

I'll do a new post but in the meanwhile here's

Accuracy for 70 years 1860 - 1930 By Pratt and Whitney

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/Accuracy%20for%20Seventy%20Years%201860-1930.pdf

It's an 11 meg pdf file and I can only leave it up for so long.

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John Stevenson
01-02-2009, 09:20 PM
Another nice one on Home Workshops.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/home%20workshop.pdf

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motorworks
01-02-2009, 09:26 PM
Another nice one on Home Workshops.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/home%20workshop.pdf

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Perhaps a lady named Helen :)

loose nut
01-03-2009, 06:03 PM
Another nice one on Home Workshops.

http://www.stevenson-engineers.co.uk/files/home%20workshop.pdf

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All I got was six black pages with the title on the first and nothing else.

Still can't get the download manager to work, maybe someone that did can explain the procedure, is there something that had to be turned on or of to get it to install.

John Stevenson
01-03-2009, 07:06 PM
You obviously don't understand British humour..........

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lazlo
01-03-2009, 07:09 PM
All I got was six black pages with the title on the first and nothing else.

Oh man, that's funny! :D

Look at the title!

dockrat
01-03-2009, 07:12 PM
You obviously don't understand British humour..........

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LOL it took me a minute tho :D

RPease
01-03-2009, 07:14 PM
Maybe he's never heard of Stevie Wonder???

Or............possibly he's blind too........LOL

loose nut
01-03-2009, 08:18 PM
You obviously don't understand British humour..........

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It caught me by surprise, I wasn't aware that the British had humor.

Al Messer
01-03-2009, 08:31 PM
You've never watched "Last of the Summer Wine" on PBS then?

John Stevenson
01-04-2009, 07:58 AM
It caught me by surprise, I wasn't aware that the British had humor.

Sorry I'll add some canned laughter.

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Peter.
01-04-2009, 08:05 AM
It caught me by surprise, I wasn't aware that the British had humor.

Here's some education from some of the masters of British comedy then :)

Four Candles (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9MptWyCB8)

davidh
01-04-2009, 10:18 AM
benny hill, my favorite.

do you englishmen all talk like that ?

Peter.
01-04-2009, 10:23 AM
No, and we don't talk like Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast either :)

loose nut
01-04-2009, 05:58 PM
You've never watched "Last of the Summer Wine" on PBS then?



Yes I have, I'm still waiting for the funny bit.

John Stevenson
01-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Yes I have, I'm still waiting for the funny bit.

You have been spoiled by the Simpsons...........

Circlip
01-05-2009, 07:44 AM
Should have had DOH! on last page John. :)

Bguns
01-05-2009, 07:50 AM
Tell that Old Taffy to, Eat Your Shorts :)

loose nut
01-05-2009, 02:43 PM
You have been spoiled by the Simpsons...........


Never watch them.

I'll admit when I was a teenager I watched Monty Python and Benny Hill but that was probably more for the naked women then British comedy.

Has anyone found out why the google downloader works on some computers and not on others.

Thomas Staubo
01-05-2009, 05:30 PM
Here's some education from some of the masters of British comedy then :)

Four Candles (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=qu9MptWyCB8)

Thanks for that link, Peter! It was highly entertaining. :)

I have never heard of the The Two Ronnies before.
I watched some other sketches by them, with varied success. Not all were that funny to me.


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Peter.
01-05-2009, 08:04 PM
No I feel the same but I can watch some sketches over and over without tiring. Ronnie Barker is a comedy legend - do a search for episodes of Porridge :)