|Review by StumpyNubs||posted 11-05-2010 02:03 AM||5876 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
- Fine Woodworking Finewoodworking.com Online Membership
- Brand: Fine Woodworking | Category: Magazines
My money is hard to come by and harder to justify spending. So when I do indulge in a woodworking subscription I demand a great deal of bang for my buck. Well, let me tell you, five bucks never went so far! I subscribe to Fine Woodworking’s online content, and it’s a five star find in my book.
First of all, you get to read the magazine as soon as the newest issues come out. That means you don’t have to buy the regular mail subscription. I know, I also like the paper issue so I can read it while I sit on the toilet like the rest of you. But think of the possibilities of a digital edition- it’s a full color PDF version of each article which can be saved on your computer and kept forever without taking up any space on your bookshelf. And because each article is it’s own file, you can organize them by subject- which is a lot handier than you may think. I have folders on my PC for “Sharpening”, “Tools”, “Chair plans”… etc. It’s great to be able to just open a folder and see a list of the articles I want rather than using an index, or worse yet, paging through stacks of back issues to find an article.
And you can fill those folders fast because you also get instant access to hundred, perhaps thousands of past articles, all in full color just like the original magazine, and all available for you to save to your PC! It’s like getting a new magazine subscription AND getting the expensive CD’s of back issues for free!
Add to that the classified ads, instructional videos, blogs, letters, even projects galleries and this will have you wishing you could give it a SIX star rating.
Bottom line is, if you were going to subscribe to Fine Woodworking Magazine, you’d be silly not to just get the online edition rather than the paper one.
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