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What do you folks consider to be the best, most informative woodworking magazines? I’ve been watching Woodsmith Shop on PBS lately…I think I’ve learned more in three or four episodes than I have in my whole library of Danny Proulx or Woodworker’s Journal books. What say you?

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 04:06 AM

My favorite is FineWW with PopularWW a close second but I also enjoy WWJournal and Wood

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 04:14 AM

Woodsmith is a damned fine publication, as is its’ sister publication, Shop Notes.

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 04:36 AM

I like FWW and Shopnotes

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 03-16-2010 04:37 AM

I subscribe a mess of magazines somehow. (I do NOT recall signing up for all of these!)... My favorites hands down are Shop Notes and Wood Magazine.

Popular Woodworking merged with Woodworking magazine this month to create Popular Woodworking Magazine. I’m not a huge fan of either mag, but the new mashup looks pretty fair.

Fine Woodworking is a darned good publication, but it is written to a skill level WAY above where I am for now…

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#5 posted 03-16-2010 04:45 AM

WOOD and Canadian Home Workshop ;)

-- M.K.

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#6 posted 03-16-2010 04:45 AM

I read a wack of em’ every month LOL!...but the only one I get some type of satisfaction out of EVERY month is Fine Wood Working.

-- It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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#7 posted 03-16-2010 05:04 AM

Thanks folks…FWW and Shop Notes it is!

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#8 posted 03-16-2010 05:21 AM

Those are my favorites too.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 03-16-2010 01:26 PM

The NEW and IMPROVED Popular Woodworking Magazine is a treat.

-- 温故知新

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#10 posted 03-16-2010 01:52 PM

I have subscribed to PW for about 10 years now. I actually DIDN’T like the new Popular Woodworking/Woodworking mash up.

In fact, I am considering dropping my subscription. But then… I looked at my address label, and my subscription ends in… 2014? I guess I know how this happened, and it is pretty funny! So… I guess I’ll have PW until then. Getting money back from magazines is sure complicated!

I sure I hope I get to liking it more than I liked this months issue!

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#11 posted 03-16-2010 02:09 PM


I noticed that lately I get renewal notices almost a year in advance.

That may have happened to you

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#12 posted 03-16-2010 02:14 PM

I’m with the others on this one, you might also look at woodcraft mag.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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#13 posted 03-16-2010 02:18 PM

I’m partial to Popular Woodworking but then again I’m a bit biased.

Uncle_Salty, If you could PM me with your reasons for disliking the new magazine, i’ll make sure they get into the right hands.

-- Chuck Bender, 360 WoodWorking, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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