I feel like such a fool. I’ve always thought that Popular Mechanics magazine was about working on cars. My mistake! Apparently it’s about how to make or use all kinds of things. A person that I work with had it sitting on the counter, and I saw an article about duct tape. So I had to pick it up and read about it, right?! Then I saw that there was an article about how to build your own backyard forge.
I have thought on and off about doing this, but never really had a schematics to work from (and I’m sure my neighbors are really not ready to hear my hammers outdoors). This was a wonderful article, and while I’m probably not going to do it any time soon, I wanted to share it with everyone out there in internet land. In the same issue there was also a mini how-to article about making a heavy duty workbench, but I couldn’t find it online, so you’ll just have to buy it if you want to see it. Sorry.
So now I’m in love. Just when I was cutting back on my magazine subscriptions this one comes along. I still don’t know whether to make a full commitment, so for now we’ll keep it online.