I Built This From A 1972 Popular Mechanics Magazine Plan. Does It Work?

I dive into my collection of Popular Mechanics Magazines to build something from the distant past! I build an arbor press from scratch using some of my favorite tools. Then, I test it to see if it can press as…
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I dive into my collection of Popular Mechanics Magazines to build something from the distant past! I build an arbor press from scratch using some of my favorite tools. Then, I test it to see if it can press as hard as it claims. I demonstrate stick welding, drilling, and shimming.

Here are the tools I used:

Alligator Pliers
https://fireballtool.com/fish-mouth-pliers/

Mantis Pliers
https://fireballtool.com/mantis-grip-pliers/

Shim Kit
https://fireballtool.com/40pc-expanded-shim-set/

Mega Square
https://fireballtool.com/mega-square/

Monster Square
https://fireballtool.com/monster-square/

Torch Goggles
https://fireballtool.com/the-fly-safety-goggles-flat-black-frame-ir5-lens-mirror-finish-hard-coated/

Cut-less Gloves
https://fireballtool.com/majestic-lightweight-cut-less-dyneema-diamond-a3-pu-coating-3-pack/

Parallel Block Holder Kit
https://fireballtool.com/parallel-block-holder-kit/

Hex Key Kit
https://fireballtool.com/hex-key/

Torch Cutting Straight Edge
https://www.amazon.com/Jackson-Safety-Contour-Magnetic-14791/dp/B001HW6WKC/ref=sr_1_13?keywords=curve+o+mark&qid=1638500859&sr=8-13

Drill Bit Set 5/8″ – 1″
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283638613783?hash=item420a2dc717:g:Kx0AAOSwTwddnlIj

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