|Review by Karson||posted 04-04-2010 04:36 AM||5317 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
- Wood Magazine Archive Issues 1 - 195 Sept 1984 - Dec/Jan 2010
- Brand: Wood Magazine | Category: DVDs
I bought the Wood Magazine digital archives, which contains all issued from 1 to 195. Years 1984 to Dec/Jan 2009/2010.
It’s very easy to use. It’s made to be run from the DVD, but in doing so it has a speed problem. DVD drives are not as fast as hard drives.
I copied it to my hard drive making a folder called “Wood Magazine” and copied all of the data from the DVD to this folder. It’s around 7 GTB of data and it ran fine. No problems. So that improved the speed problem
It’s easy to use, But it does not have a search which allows you to search for any particular word or words and to find it in the magazines.
You can search the index for lathe and it will show you the issues that have Lathe in the title, but it won’t give you those articles which refer to lathe in the article.
I pulled up an issue and searched for lathe and it worked its way through the issue giving you every occurrence of lathe (even advertising),
In this siearino the Fine Woodworking search in their DVD is more robust.
All of the issues are a PDF file and they are viewed with Adobe Reader or a similar product.
It is possible to print any page or pages that you desire, but be careful when you hit the print key the default is the entire issue.
The DVD contains around 7GB of data which would mean to me that it is a double layer DVD. I don’t know if this DVD will be playable in older DVD drives on your computer. It would be possible to copy it to two DVDs on another computer and then combine it on your Hard Drive. My computer which is new had no problem reading the DVD disc.
I gave it a 4 star rating because of not having a full search of all of the content of all issues.
The index had double columns with about 100 articles per page.
There were: 15 Pages of projects, 14 1/2 pages of Shop Tips, 12 1/2 pages of Techniques and features – about 162 wood species were a part of that section from Ailanthas to Yew. Ailanthas is the species of wood that is referred to in the book and movie of “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” and 5 pages of tools.
The magazines are complete with all of the advertising and showing you if you bought your tools in 1985 they would cost less than if you bought them today.
Moving around the issue and from page to page is all done within Adobe Reader. You can change the display for those of us with vision deficiencies that you can make the type and pictures bigger. It normally comes up in a two page view as if you were looking at an open magazine. That can be changed with a click of a button and browse in single page mode.
The Fine Woodworking Magazine and the Wood Magazine archives are different, but the magazines themselves are different, so it is impossible to say which one would I recommend.
The Fine Woodworking archives is easier to use and allows searching through all issues and I see that as a deficiency in the wood magazine archives.
The price is $149.95
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