Boy Mechanic Series
These vintage craftwork projects date from a simpler time when people were more likely to make their own amusements rather than buy them. Drawn from Popular Mechanics magazines of the 1940s, The Boy Mechanic features a tremendous variety of well-illustrated projects.
Books in the Boy Mechanic series:
The Boy Mechanic: A Completely New and Revised Edition by the Editors of Popular Mechanics (1952)
This harks back to a series of volumes of the same name dating back to the teens of the twentieth century.