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Blog entry by DanClem posted 03-23-2011 01:01 AM 4219 reads 0 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m looking into subscribing to a or several wood working magazines and was wondering what any of you guys recommend? I currently get Popular Science/Mechanics and would like to get at least 2 wood magazine subscriptions. Thanks for the help.

-- "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ben Franklin

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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 03-23-2011 01:09 AM

I get “Wood” magazine,, it has great tool tips, woodworking projects with plans, jig tips, lots of cool stuff.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#2 posted 03-23-2011 01:18 AM

I would get Fine Woodworking for skill building, tool know how and honest tool reviews, and Shop Notes for workshop jigs, storage, etc. I’m sure there are other good choices out there too .

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-23-2011 01:21 AM

I subscribe to several but Wood magazine and Shop notes are my two favorites. Both seem to have useful tips and projects ideas.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 03-23-2011 01:32 AM

Ditto on Fine Woodworking. Wish it was monthly though, a year is only 7 issues plus some kind of supplemental guide/issue usually.

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#5 posted 03-23-2011 01:42 AM

Awesome, thanks guys. Looks like Fine Woodworking and Shop Notes are going to move to the top of the list.

-- "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ben Franklin

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#6 posted 03-23-2011 01:44 AM

I like FWW , Wood, American woodworker, woodsmith, shop notes. In that order.

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#7 posted 03-23-2011 01:51 AM

ShopNotes is my favorite, I also have a subscription to Woodsmith which I enjoy.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#8 posted 03-23-2011 02:11 AM

Woodsmith, Wood, Fine Wood Working, American Woodworker, Popular Woodworking, heck, they’ve all got their pluses. Some are more advanced than others, but, all are good.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 03-23-2011 02:14 AM

I like Fine Woodworking myself and would recommend it.

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#10 posted 03-23-2011 02:32 AM

i have got wood for a long time and really enjoy it


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#11 posted 03-23-2011 02:42 AM

I like Fine Woodworking best. Of course I also read all the others. You should check out the online version of Fine Woodworking. It comes with membership to all their online content which includes all of their past issues.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#12 posted 03-23-2011 02:53 AM

I’m not that big of a fan of Fine Woodworking. My favorite is Wood Magazine, lots of projects that aren’t too difficult and they have a ton of tool reviews.

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#13 posted 03-23-2011 02:58 AM

This is some great information. Thanks to all…

-- "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Ben Franklin

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#14 posted 03-23-2011 03:11 AM

I just got my first subscription recently (to Wood) and had people recommend going to the book store to check out the latest issues of each magazine and seeing which ones were most to your liking. I really like Wood because i feel like it has a good mix of reviews, simple plans, and tips. I’m also intrigued by Shop Notes, and might make that my next subscription. I think a lot of it has to do with your personal preferences, interests and skill level.

-- The Dude abides...

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#15 posted 03-23-2011 03:19 AM

Wood & ShopNotes are my favorites. Would be my two choices.

I also get Popular Woodworking Magazine and Woodworkers Journal.

Have bought Woodsmith also and will pick up a subscription of that when my PWM subscription runs out.

-- In this world there's two kinds of people my friend. Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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