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Blog entry by Ed posted 01-26-2015 01:15 PM 1193 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maybe I am alone on this but I find the site for Wood Magazine, to be one of the most annoying on the internet. I presume that if you are subscribed it would not be so bad. Do I really need three or four pop ups during each visit to sell me a subscription. I realize that memory if failing but really!!

On another note I was going to post some pics of projects, but will have to dumb them down to get under the pixel limit??

I enjoy everyones input into this site. Many great ideas with good explanations and instructions. Thanks

-- Ed, Dawson Creek “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission”



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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 01-27-2015 12:35 AM

Sorry that you have troubles with their soliciting tactics, but that is how they pay the bills.
I subscribe to five woodworking magazines, and my pet peeve is all the cardboard mail in cards … and every month telling me that my subscription is running out … When I’m paid up till June 2017.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 01-28-2015 03:57 AM

Grumpymike thanks for the comeback, think i needed to let off steam. Just spent a week painting the garage/shop. Of course that involves moving and cleaning everything. Looks good now. I built this place 15 years ago and my attached garage is 26×24 with an additional 8×20 foot jut out that I use for carpentry. The biggest problem is dust. I only use a shop vac but am heading towards a dust collector. Of the magazines you subscribe to, which do you enjoy the most? I only receive family handyman and yes the first thing is to get rid of all the inserts. I get a lot of ideas from pinterest which also pointed me to Lumberjocks. I will have to live to 100 to even get a good start on all that could be done.

-- Ed, Dawson Creek “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission”

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#3 posted 01-28-2015 08:25 PM

I have subscribed to Wood magazine since late 70’s or early 80’s, and still do but my personal favorite now is Woodsmith.
The editors of Wood make a lot of errors in the dimensions of their projects, so wait till the next issue and look for corrections Then start the project. But I usually modify their plans to suit my needs anyway so it’s not a big deal.
Woodsmith has no advertising and last month incorporated Shop Notes (my second favorite magazine) in to what they call the guild edition of Woodsmith.
Last year I moved out of the garage into my 24×48’ dream shop. Added the Harbor Freight (HF) 2 HP dust collector and separator connected to the machines via 4” PVC ducts and flex tubing using blast gates at each port … Works great, but there was still dust so I added a Grizzly ceiling mounted air filter … helps a bunch.
I still use the shop vac here and there and of course for cleanup.
I’ve never been on Pintrest, but it looks like i’ll need to check it out.
Like you said: I will have to live to 100 … I think I should have started 30 years earlier …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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