Years ago, when I first joined the Make: staff, we acquired a large collection of Popular Mechanics magazines from the 50s-70s. We loved going through them and looking at all of the new technologies of the time, the shop tips, and the projects they featured. There was even a column in Make: for a time where articles from PM were critiqued and sometimes built.
Jason of Fireball Tool has started a similar series. He’s doing thumb-throughs of issues, picking a project, and building it. In this video, he picks a lathe oiling device and makes it.
A lot of projects from these old magazines sorta-kinda work. This oiler sorta-kinda works. Jason decides to remake it with some improvements.
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