by Popular Mechanics in 1941, this book describes how to build a
host of machines and power tools by using commonly available materials.
Topics include the construction of a 10-inch thickness planer, a
tilting arbor circular saw, a power cordwood saw, jigsaws, bending
brakes, a wood lathe, drill presses, bandsaws, and much more. Written
during World War II, when spare materials and labor were scarce,
this is a fascinating look back at how Yankee ingenuity and elbow
grease allowed people to construct their own tools!