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#1 posted 02-13-2007 02:39 AM

I give more credit to the ones without ads (despite being in advertising myself) because only they can truly say what they think with no repercussion, or at least they don’t have to pull punches.

I read all the ones on the newstand, but I don’t subscribe to all of them, as I find some borrow from each other… and after getting the Family Handyman for a few years now, I’ve seen them steal their own cover designs from themselves!

FWW of course, is probably the gold standard. Most are good. When i’m in the mood to read a bit deeper into the mind of a woodworker or project I’ll pick up Woodwork. This is perhaps the opposite of Wood (which I also get), being information and copy dense, and well written. Sometime with Wood, you don’t even have to read the articles, the pictures will suffice.

While I get inspired by the projects within, I usually only pull from them for inspiration on my own. Especially after thumbing through a decades worth of old mags my grandfather passed along (correction, the project in issue #... was supposed to be …. not ….) usually once or twice an issue. If I were to use a magazine project, I’d redo their sketches just to make sure!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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