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Blog entry by Obi posted 02-15-2007 07:02 AM 1084 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anybody get Wood Magazine? I was checking into it and I’ve ordered so many magazines and to tell the truth, some of them weren’t worth that papter they were printed on, so I was wondering who gets this Mag and if they could give me the run down on it.
Thanks



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scottb

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#1 posted 02-15-2007 07:12 AM

Obi, a bunch of the guys commenting on this thread seem to be getting that one, as do I.

I like it, My grandfather also subscribes to that one exclusively, as he finds it more “approachable” (seems like an apt description). Good for novice and intermediate I’d say. I think that it, combined with FWW offers a broad spectrum of advice and projects.

I’ve inherited a decade or more’s worth of past issues, and I’ve seen considerable improvement in the readability, and timliness of the projects – for shop, home and garden alike. The articles have always been good, but looking back a decade or more, some of the projects seem dated, while others are timeless.

I don’t subscribe to half the mags out there, but for the ones I find myself buying more than 2 or three issues a year, then a subscription is generally a cheaper way to go.

Hope this helps.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Mark A. DeCou

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#2 posted 02-15-2007 07:30 AM

I get Wood Magazine, but mainly because they had a lot on Mission furniture over the years that I read while I was building all of the Arts & Crafts work the past two years. Since I finished that commission, I haven’t had as much interest in the magazine. I have found that the last 3-4 issues I have gotten, I haven’t had time to read.

I seem to be more interested these days in artist profiles and pro business strategy than the Plans and Tips/Tricks and New Tools. What I am most interested in seeing these days is the most complicated and wildest examples of the art form, which Wood Magazine doesn’t provide.

I have several favorite magazines, each has a little something different. Woodwork, Woodcraft, Fine Woodworking, and WoodShop News. WoodShop News would be free for you Obi, as it will be mailed at no cost to you as a professional shop owner.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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David

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#3 posted 02-15-2007 09:06 AM

Obi – I subscribe as well. I am not the best to comment as I will admit I love to read and I love wood so I am always in trouble :-)

I subscribe to Fine Woodwoorking, Fine Housebuilding, Wood, Workbench & ShopNotes. I also make a lot of impulse magazine / journal purchases at the local bookstore or wood store!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Jack Erickson

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#4 posted 02-15-2007 01:23 PM

I get most of the woodworking magazines, and I think WOOD is one of the better ones..

-- Jack

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 02-15-2007 02:28 PM

I’m a charter subscriber to Wood magazine. It’s been very helpful in my woodworking. I seldom build things directly from their plans, but I get a lot of ideas from it. They usually do a pretty good job with tool reviews. I also got my start in wood carving, with one of the early issues.
I recently re-subscribed to Workbench, after a lapse of a few years of which I’ve been a subscriber to that since day one. They’re celebrating their 50th year, & I still have the first issue. I may be wrong, but Workbench is about the first woodworking magazine. I also re-subscribed to FWW, & Popular Woodworking.
I’ve noticed lately that all the woodworking magazines seem to overlap each other with the same subject matter. Also after many years they start doing the same thing over again, Like how to make raised panel doors. Only now they do it with more expensive equipment.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dick38

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#6 posted 02-15-2007 09:55 PM

Obi – I subscribe as well. Wood is good for getting idea’s and searching back projects online.
I quit all the rest because of repeat of tool reviews , etc.
I’m good on my subscribtion till 2010, hope I make it that long.

Dick38

-- dick38 Tracy, ca

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scottb

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#7 posted 02-15-2007 09:57 PM

I think your right about Workbench Dick… they recently had a cover retrospective. It was a spin off of Popular Mechanics or something like that – If I remember correctly.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 02-15-2007 11:36 PM

Scott, I just checked, Workbench was previously called, Popular Hobbies.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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