When writer and maker Hi Sibley died in 1971, the editors of Popular Mechanics dubbed him the dean of do-it-yourself. Hi wrote hundreds of articles over the years for Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, many of which are now available online through Google Books. Howard Fink has created a Hi Sibley blog and bibliography that links to many of these articles. The blog also has other news, background, and ephemera related to Hi. Good stuff.
Hi Sibley Blog [Thanks, Howard!]