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Forum topic by akdale posted 11-21-2009 08:10 AM 1528 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2009 08:10 AM

Topic tags/keywords: magazines

Just curious what magazines everyone is reading for woodworking.

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#1 posted 11-21-2009 08:12 AM

Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking, shopnotes, etc.

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#2 posted 11-21-2009 08:33 AM

Shop Notes

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#3 posted 11-21-2009 08:34 AM

woodsmith and shop notes appear to be very similar..comments?

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#4 posted 11-21-2009 08:59 AM

They are by the same publisher. One has bigger projects, the other shop tips and jigs.

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#5 posted 11-21-2009 10:45 AM

Shop Notes, Wood Smith, Fine Wood Working, Canadian Wood Worker.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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#6 posted 11-21-2009 12:31 PM

Wood, Shopsmith, Family Handyman, Popular Woodworking

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#7 posted 11-21-2009 07:25 PM

Woodsmith, Shopnotes, Wood, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, Woodworker’s Journal, and WoodCraft. I subscribe to most of them. I’m a magazine addict.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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#8 posted 11-21-2009 07:34 PM

Fine Woodworking and Shop Notes. I had a sub to WOOD but I had a problem with receiving the magazine on time and the content, to me, has taken a downward turn. I cancelled it not too long ago.

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#9 posted 11-21-2009 08:27 PM

Fine Woodworking, American Woodworker and the odd UK magazine…


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#10 posted 11-21-2009 08:28 PM

I think we went through this before….but always a good time for an up date…..I’ve been hearing that wood has taken a turn downwards…..I still get it….I got one of those 3 year “promotional” subs. It’s not too bad….lots of adds…..thats why I like woodsmith and shop notes….but I would wish that they would quit building the same old bookshelves and get to more interesting stuff….I like the LJ’s cyberzine….at least it mentions the blogs and discussions that are most notable here…..the shiny mags should take a look at the content here to see what woodworkers are really interested in….....we get more content here than in any of the zines…..

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#11 posted 11-21-2009 08:36 PM

I’ve just given up on the mags. Too much repetition for me, and most of the projects (rocking horse???? Sure.) are not for me. I do sub to Woodshop News for info on fellow WWers.


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#12 posted 11-21-2009 08:37 PM

FWW and the occasional Shopnotes. I had a subscription to Furniture and Cabinetmaking, from the UK. It has some good stuff, but is a bit expensive.

-- Gerry,

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#13 posted 11-21-2009 08:52 PM

Fine Woodworking and Wood, I really like Fine woodworking I consider it the premier magazine.

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#14 posted 11-21-2009 09:07 PM

Woodsmith, Shopnotes, Wood, , American Woodworker, Fine Woodworking, WoodCraft and wood shop news
I like Fine Woodworking best.

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#15 posted 11-21-2009 09:07 PM

I have been through a lot of them over the years, Fine Woodworking, Wood, Shopnotes, American Woodworker. I currently only subscribe to Woodsmith. I do get This Old House also which is nice for construction, and it does occasionally provide some good woodworking ideas.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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