|Review by David Craig||posted 12-04-2009 04:19 PM||3733 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
- Woodsmith Magazine Publication of August Home Publishing Company
- Brand: Woodsmith | Category: Magazines
A friend of mine recently gifted me with a subscription to Woodsmith Magazine, a publication of August Home Publishing. I have leafed through a number of woodworking type publications over the last couple years (in fact I am a subscriber to Wood Magazine) and have often been left unimpressed with the quality of the material contained within. There are quite a few niceties that this particular publication has that many do not. I will list some of the positives that most impressed me.
1. The magazine is produced on thick paper. This publication is designed for the shop environment. While other periodicals are on glossy paper, this publication is on stiff stock and will not reflect glare under shop lights. The magazine is also pre-punched if you wish to put it in a binder to keep in the shop area.
2. This publication is not funded by advertisers. While I enjoy seeing what tools are available and on the market, I do not necessarily like a magazine that is 40% ads and 60% woodworking material. This is 100% information and space is not dedicated to sales.
3. The diagrams are very detailed and the steps broken down with clear and concise diagrams. The publication does not trade illustrations and diagrams for snapshots that are difficult to decipher.
4. There is a nice mix of large and small projects and there will also be a section describing a new technique which will be applied to at least one of the new projects listed. So each magazine will produce an opportunity to gain at least one new woodworking skill or technique to add to the woodworkers arsenal.
This publication is a true treat and I am confident that woodworkers both new and experienced would gain from the read.
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.