As I mentioned in a prior post, in an effort to save space in both my shop, and the house, we are digitizing as much of our media as possible.
After digging through the many pages of the various magazines, I have found that my favorites hands down are Wood Magazine, and Shop Notes.
To the end of the goal of physical media reduction, and the fact that at least Wood Magazine keeps shipping out the same articles recyled year after year with a few new ones sprinkled in to keep you subscribing, I simply purchased the digital archive collections. I have had the Shop Notes collection now since early 2013 (Most recent issue is Volume 21 issue 126). And now I have added to that the current Wood Magazine collection of flash drive.
So now I can pull up my woodworking magazines on my laptop, my tablet, my phone, even my smart TV, so…. I have boxes of physical magazines I need to get out of my house, and out of my garage…
I would like to make sure they see some use instead of ending up in a recycling bin somewhere, in that vein, I am considering donating them to the local Universities Art and Architecture library, the public library or to some local woodworkers or woodworking club that can put this stuff to use.
There are gaps in the subscriptions, but generally it is Wood Magazine from 2009 to current, and Shop Notes from 2009 to 2013.
My next step is to see if I can’t get my library of auto repair manuals on .pdf format and do away with the old paper copies…Not to mention the various DIY books from Home Depot, Black and Decker, and…. well you get the idea…
Of course my old tablet is just that, old… And SLOW…. so chances are I am going to end up with a new Galaxy tab, or MAYBE an iPad Pro at some point in the not too distant future (I am not a big Apple fan, but Garage Band might just get me to change my mind!)
So here’s the deal. If you are in the Houston / Galveston metro area, can put my old woodworking magazines to use, and can pick up locally, I am willing to donate these off. If you are interested, I also have a selection of admittedly much older American Rifleman magazines, as well as automotive magazines such as Petersens 4 Wheel and Off Road, 4 Wheeler, Dune Buggies and Hot VWs, VW Trends, and Hot Rod Magazine some of those dating back to the late 80s that need to go as well!
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