View Full Version : favorite Pop Mech/Pop Sci articles from Google books

11-28-2010, 08:27 PM
I love to look at the back issues of Pop Science and Pop Mechanics on Google books . I was wondering what some of your favorite articles were or favorite issues .

11-29-2010, 08:50 AM
browsed a lot of them & copied some of the metalworking how-to & toolmaking articles. Don't have any favorite tho.

11-29-2010, 06:35 PM
Do they have "Shop Notes" too?

11-29-2010, 08:45 PM
If you mean a collected works or best of then there is none afaik.

Some of the early issues - 1920's & 30's - had a workshop section that was called "Shop Notes".

11-29-2010, 08:55 PM
There are some nice articles on Atlas shapers and mills that I like. Quite a few articles non-specific to any particular machine on home shop machining including setups and tools projects. They're a fun browse.

11-30-2010, 09:54 AM
Shop Notes books WERE available here:


May have some luck finding them used.