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January
In This Issue - The "Coax" Has Nerves; Skiers Awaken A Bonanza Town; Jungle Home On Wheels; Sandfighters Of The Columbia; Needle-Nose Rocket Plane; New Methods In Old Mines; 200 Tons - And It Flies; Digging Into Mexico's Past; Time From The Stars; There's Money In Honey; Uncle Sam Looks Into Housing; Hints From A Hollywood "Pro" For The Craftsman - Plastic Lamps; "Jeepers" - A Sidewalk Jeep; Make Weaving Your Hobby; Sound Effects For Home Recordings; Apartment Darkroom; How To Service Fluorescent Lamps; Radio And Electronics Automotive - Auto Sunshades Of Plastic; Three-Wheel Davis Car; Pedal Car Is Kept In House; Plastic Top For Convertibles Is Transparent; Rubber "Chains" Protect Tire; Twin Light Beams Align Wheels Aviation - Electronic Guide Widens Air Lanes; Rotors Test-Flown On Spinning Tower; Huge Howitzer And Jeep Parachuted From Plane; Transport's Four Engines Turn Just Two Propellers; Air Force's Swept-Wing Jet Fighter Gets Tactical Tests; Button In Plane Turns On Runway Lights; Four-Foot Metal Bar Used To Tow Gliders And Jet Fighters; Mask Trips Pilot Ejector; Movie Close-Ups Shot From Helicopter; Speed Of 7000 m.p.h. Simulated In Tests; Aerocar's High Wing Affords Better View Boats - Boat Speedometer Registers Knots And Miles Per Hour; One-Man "Yacht" Has Outriggers; Battlewagon Decks Of Pressed Wood; Britain's First Weather Ship; Reflecting Buoys Farm - Radioactive Vegetable Seeds Have Larger Yield; Merry-Go-Round Mailbox; Spiral Grain Loader House And Home - No More Burned Fingers; "Spray Gun" Jeep Pumps Bug-Killing Fog Through Building; What's New For Your Home; Paint-Can Lip Prevents Spilling; Fibers Can't Pull Out Of Brush; Clip Holds Window Open Industry - Flaming Hoop Heats Steel For Welding Operation; Model Power Plant For Atomic Energy; Industrial Microscope; Giant Press Brake; Boiler Gets 25 Percent More Heat From Coal; Stand-By Engine Has Robot Controls; Telescoping Lift Truck; Bureau of Mines Seeks Way To Ship Lignite Safely; Protruding "Bustle" Pipe Encircles Blast Furnace; Dried Almond Hulls Used To Make Syrup; Telephone Cable Spools Are "Shoes" For Canal Craft; Interlocking Cargo Containers; Mobile Camera Hoist; Steel Bar At White Heat Punches Hole In Water; Refinery By-Product Becomes Inexpensive Refrigerant; "Traveling" Forms Speed Canal Work; Giant Machine Washes 16,800 Bottles An Hour; Sugar Cane Yields Valuable Wax; Water Stream Seperates Impurities From Coal Outdoor Recreation - "Water Polo" - Fireman's Version; Caddy Cart Measures Drives; Plastic Skis; Grip For Putter Guides Hands Photography - Contact Printer Kit; Periscope Camera; Cut-Film Tank Prevents Sagging; Spin-Drying Speeds Production Of Photo Crystals; Math Speeds Tests Of Photo Solutions; Dolly For Movie Cameras Has Four-Wheel Steering Radio And Electronics - Television Eye Focuses On Test Of Rocket Motor; Hearing-Aid Selector; Detector "Hears" Leaking Water; Midget Radio Worn On Wrist Sends And Receives Broadcasts; Spotlight Throws Ultraviolet Beam; Radar Aids War On Disease Tools - Bricklaying Speed Is Increased With Metal Guide; Welder's Hammer Has Flexible Head; Speed-Up Scaffold; Electric Knife Sharpener; Drill Spins Brush Clean; Jack For Laying Floor; Brush Guard Keeps Paint Off Glass Toys And Novelties - Tricycle Control Rod; "Pop Bottle" Racers Hit 131 m.p.h.; Cigarette Lighters Worn On Wrist; Pastry Tube Decorates Art Objects; "Flyweight" Steam Engine; No More Ricochets With Bullet Trap; Recordings On Redwood Miscellaneous - Plastics Invade The Arts; Knee-Action For Trailer Supports 1500 Pounds; Plane Minus Wings Becomes Diner; Test Your Science I.Q.; "Flip" Pad Folds Up Old Memos; Here's A Slow Way To Fill A Glass; Shoe-Shine Delivery Service; Self-Threading Needle; Dye Detects Cancer Tissue; Firemen Burn "Tenement" In Safety Demonstration; Eyeglass Cleaner In "Lipstick" Case Craftsman And Shop Notes Index - Automotive - Repairing Crack In Distributor Cap; Rubber Soles Protect Floor Mat; Filling-Station Attendant Carries Map For Customers' Convenience; Valve Cap Tool Handy When Removing Auto-Tire Valve Core; Body Dents In Car Are Repaired With Gasket Cement; Voltage Drop In Automobile Headlight Circuit Located By Using Test Prod; Temporary Brake-Rod Repair Farm - Disinfectant Pad On Barn-Door Sill Provides Sanitary Protection; Modified Monkey Wrench Head Serves As Staple Puller; Latch Operated By Lever Keeps Wire Gate Taut House And Home - Solving Home Problems; Long-Nosed Pliers Useful In Kitchen; Books Thumb-Indexed With File And Notched Boards; Pillow Slip Protects FFine Garments In Washing Machine; Easy Way To Thread A Needle; Oilcloth Pockets On High Chair Hold Infant's Accessories; Scoop For Household Use From Plastic Tumbler; Clinic For Homeowners Metalworking - Sectional Rack For Small Parts; Pencil Lubricates Bolt Threads; Cutting And Spreading Bolt End Locks Nut In Position; Wet Sponge Prevents Heat Transfer When Soldering Adjacent Joints; Hinge Serves As Secret Lock On Workbench; Blowtorch Heats This High-Temperature Furnace; Self-Centering Punch Marks Screw Holes To Mount Builders Hardware Correctly; Test For Small Leaks In Soldering; Replacement Switch For Operation Of Sump Pump Outdoor Recreation - Three Good Trap Sets That Fool The Wily Mink; Keeping Fishing Holes Free Of Ice; Keeping Hands Warm Outdoors Photography - Four-Way Tripod Head; Funnel Holds Developing Tank While Being Drained; How To Make A Set Of Lens Filters; Novel Camera Carrying Strap; Paper Holder For Enlargements; Iron Supports Photoflood Lamp; Built-In Thermometer Fits Agitator Radio And Electronics - Group Telephone Conversations; Low-Cost Progressive Receiver For Beginners; Auto Radio Hints Tools - Steering-Wheel Spinner On Handle Speeds Vise Operation; Vibration Dampers For Power Tools Made From Rubber Heels; Sanding Drum Tail Center Eliminates "Whipping"; Craft Quiz; Dowel Pointer Chucked In Lathe Sharpens Work Quickly; "Ring Lock" Holds Toolbox Hasp; Machinist's Chest Set On Blocks Provides More Bench Space; Screw Jack Supports Tool Bit; Bench Stop With Clamping-Bar Members Has Gripping Action When Holding Work; Drill Press Made From Pipe Fittings; "Gun" Clears Plugged Grease Duct; Uses For Discarded Drills; Fence And Table Extension Improve Bandsaw; Pump Puts Air Pressure On Barrel To Speed Flow Of Oil; Drill Gauge In Screwdriver Handle; Substitute Lathe Tailstock Center Toys And Novelties - Novel Pin-Up Lamp Glows To Light Up Silhouette; Shoehorn Made Of Scrap Plastic; "Painting" With Dyed Feathers; Polishing Transparent Plastics Woodworking - False-Front Chest Of Drawers Conceals Writing Desk; Bicycle Pick-Up Trailer; Masking Tape Prevents Splintering When Sawing Plywood; Pony Sleigh; Accordian-Fold Door Mat Of Hardwood Scraps; Lightweight Cart For Wash Basket; False Bay Window Projection Relieves Plainness Of Wall; Wooden Plug Replaces Screw Cap Miscellaneous - Tread Built From Hose And Slats Makes Slippery Sidewalks Safe; Mending A Broken Leather Strap; Glycerine Protects Rubber Stamp From Deterioration; "Find-It" System For Your Shop; Wood On Ferrule Improves Brush; Crosshatch Spaced Uniformly When Drawer Guide Is Used; Clothespin Holds Instructions For Delivery Of Package; How To Square Concrete Forms By Using Steel Tape; Ball-Point Pen As Stencil Stylus; Wood-Cutting Hardware Display Promotes Sale Of Tools; "Stethoscope" Detects Faulty Valves And Knocks In Machinery
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August
In This Issue - Do We Need Synthetic Oil Now?; Science Takes A Micro-Eye View; Three-Ring Zoo; New Roads To Timberland; Rebuilding The Silent Service; Iron Stevedores Of The Coal Docks; Hoover Dam Calls The Doctor; Camp In Comfort; Photos On Fabrics And Glass; Fishing For Shark; Confusion In The Cockpit; The Navy's Incredible Eye For The Craftsman - Model Plane - "Gold Rush Of '47"; Party Magic; Lubricating Your Auto Engine; High-Speed Flash Unit; Hone Tools With The Right Stone; Drilling Data; Radio And Electronics; Clinic For Homemakers Atomic And Radar - Two-Color Radar; Dry "Raindrops" Aid In Experiments To Eliminate Radar's Blind Spot; Atomic-Ray Counter Has Super-Sensitive Photo-Eye; Preview Of U-Boat War? Automotive - Shield On Ventilator Wing Keeps Rain Out Of Auto; Stray-Parts Auto Goes 130 M.P.H.; Steam Engine Burning Fuel Oil Installed In Standard Car Aviation - Aerial "Road Signs" Mark Path Across U.S.; Electric Cart Keeps Meals Hot; Retractable Skis For Planes Permit Landings On Snow Or Concrete Dental - Dentist "Hitches" A Ride On Movable Stool; Good-By To Toothache?; Twin Dials Measure Your Bite For Dental Work Electrical - Nonstop Electric Clock; Electrical "Yardstick"; Mechanical Hands; Radio-Control Box Dictates Every Move Of Miniature Robot Auto Farm - Rotary Hoe Thins Plants When Pushed Along Row; Rotary Mower Cuts Tall Grass; Garden Tool Makes Straight Rows; Revolving Plow "Hugs" Plantings Industry - Mountain Of Salt Is Product Of Solar Evaporation; Giant Power Shovel Scoops Up 40 Cubic Yards Of Earth In One Bite; Trench Digger; Navy Repair Shop Has Glass Walls; Tree Cutters; Mechanical Iceman Loads Fishing Boat In 15 Minutes; Synthetic Resin Aids Paper Makers; Bolt-On Wall Panels Cut Costs; Silt Returns To The Land Outdoor Recreation - Leader Dispenser Holds 100 Yards Of Gut; Sails Crowded On Mast Almost Hide Boat During Race; Water Skis; Fishing-Rod Wrapper Photography - Dye Gives Flash Bulbs Blur Coating For Use With Daylight Color Film; Camera "Times" Take-Off And Landing Tests; Safety Photo Trimmer Protects Fingers Tools - Double-End Collets; Nonelectric Soldering Iron; Iron-Rich Powder Enables Torch To Cut Stainless Steel; Screwdriver Kit Has Six Tools; Tool Welds Tread On Metal Floors; Automatic Acetylene Torch; Versatile Jimmy Gets Fire Fighters Through Locked Doors Transportation - Push-A-Button Subway Map Finds Shortest Route; Double-Decker Stroller; Lightweight Motorcycle; Buses Ride Trolley In Cincinnati; Luxury Bus Has Snack Bar; Motorcycle For Invalids Has One-Hand Control Miscellaneous - Pack Gives Hot Or Cold Treatments; Fledglings On Parade; "Magnets" Made Of Plastic; Cost Of Living Meter; Television On Wings; Tire "Pump" Uses Gas Cartridges; Bicycle-Wheel Truing Stand; Soap-Filled Wicks Carried In Pocket; Wickets Form Movable Fence; Overlay Checks Shorthand; What's New For Your Home Craftsman And Shop Notes Index - Automotive - Floor-Board Opening On Jeep Gives Easy Access To Breather Cap; Repairing Rust Holes In Car Bodies; Tire-Bead Breaker Helps Remove Inside Car-Door Handles Electrical - Extension Lamp For Workbench Supported By Coat Hanger; Fluorescent Ceiling Fixture Converted To Hanging Workshop Light; Motor Directional "Switch" Farm - Altered Pressure-Type Oilcan Meters Insecticide; Slapper Aids Driving Animals; Poultry Watering Fountain Is Improvised From Five-Gallon Oilcan; Creosote Treatment Of Fence Posts House And Home - Improvised Lawn Sprinkler; Solving Home Problems; Novel Igloo Incinerator Of Troweled Concrete Combines Both Utility And Attractiveness; Pull Cord Attached To Toggle Switch Permits Operation By Small Children; Baking Soda Removes Stains On Rare China; Reversing Fan Position Accelerates Cooling; Improvised Wallpaper Seam Roller; Length Of Dog's Tether Adjusted With Tent-Rope Tightener; Oxen-Yoke Ceiling Fixture For Dining Room Imparts Pioneer Atmosphere To Ranch Home; Handy Rack Holds Baby's Blankets On End Panel Of Crib; Patching Small Holes In Walls; Minimizing Stains On Dresser Tops Metalworking - Bringing Out Scribe Lines On Metal With Discarded Hypo Solution; Chucking Threaded Work; Household Lye Distinguishes Aluminim Stock From Similar Metals Outdoor Recreation - Chugging Catches Walleyes; Mending Kit For Fishing Trips; Bring 'Em Back Alive; Substitute For Bucktail Flies; Canoe "Sidemount" For Light Outboard Motor Permits Full Tilting And Steering Control; Anchor Held In Raided Position On Outside Of Boat; Rolled Paper Soaked In Paraffin Kindles Outdoor Fire In Light Rain Radio And Electronics - Universal FM Receiver-Tuner; Three-Tube Pocket Set Has Built-In Loudspeaker; Television Receiver Has Simplified Controls; Television Magnifying Lens Tools - Screwdriver From Key Blank; Belt Sander; Bleeder Valve For Pneumatic Tools Improvised From Gas Shutoff Cock; Scale On Locking Lever Of Tailstock Permits Critical Clamping Pressure; Holder For Carpenter's Chalk Provided By Rubber Ball; Small Clamps From Hinges; Sawhorse Benches Have Pipe Legs; Coolant Dispenser On Tool Post Rides With The Carriage; Counterbalanced Hole Cutter Uses Lathe Tool Bit; Determining Machine-Belt Sizes Sizes With Flexible Steel Tape Toys And Novelties - Hitching Posts For Bikes; Portable "Screened Porch" For Baby; Shelf Brackets Are Mass Produced In Plastic With This Simple Four-Piece Wooden Mold Woodworking - Coffee Table; Matched Cabinet Doors Hung As One Simplifies Fitting And Hinging; Improvised Woodworkers Clamp Assembled From Scrap Parts; Turpentine Softens Glaze On Sanding Belts; Jig For Scroll Chamfering And Pattern Routing Miscellaneous - Filing Home-Workshop Publications; Ruler Markings Renewed With Rubber-Stamp Pad; Discardable Glue Brushes Cut From Scrubbing Brushes; Adjustable Truss For Garage Ceiling Joist Prevents Buckling Walls; Removal Of Roller-Chain Pins Simplified By Repair Block; Fence Wire Used As Floor In Garage Attic; Handle For Heavy Bundles; Fuller Ball Covers Grease Fitting; Clothespin Handles On Reflectors Prevent Burned Fingers; Paintbrush Strains Cleaning Fluid Used To Wash Small Parts; Testing Gear Compound For Grit; Schedule Board Ruled With Tape Permits Easy Arrangements
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