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Forum topic by markf31 posted 12-14-2016 08:00 PM 690 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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markf31

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12-14-2016 08:00 PM

I am interested in any and all back issues of Fine Woodworking. I am of course open to discussing price and to figure out the best method of getting the back issues to me via either shipment or if you are located PA, OH, WV area even a local pick-up.

I know a few listings pop on on Ebay but I figured if I could help someone on here with cleaning out their old back issues, then all the better.

-Mark


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Rick_M

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#1 posted 12-15-2016 04:58 AM

I gave away a bag full last year and it took months, thought I was going to have throw them away. Not much interest in them anymore.

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#2 posted 12-15-2016 05:03 AM

Have you tried

https://www.tauntonstore.com/archives-2016/2016-fine-woodworking-archive.html

It is all the years on DVD or a flash drive.

-- Wuddoc

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 05:47 AM

Another vote for the DVD archive. I have a copy from a few years ago and like it a lot better than some of the other magazines on DVD. The flash drive might be even more convenient.

-- Steve

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markf31

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#4 posted 12-15-2016 01:46 PM

Rick, I have sensed a similar issue with others who have tried to get rid of their back issues previously as well, that is why I thought it might be easy for me to find someone who would gladly be rid of them.

Wuddoc and Steve, thanks for the link and thoughts on the digital archive through Tauton, I was aware of that already though. After staring at a computer screen for an average of 9 hours a day in the office, being able to sit at home with a magazine in my hands does wonders for helping to relieve my eye stress. I try to avoid staring at my computer screen at home as a result.

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#5 posted 12-15-2016 01:47 PM

If you don’t mind skipping 2016 issues you can get the 1975-2015 Fine Woodworking Archive on DVD on Amazon for about 1/3 less than at the Tauntonstore.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#6 posted 12-19-2016 02:40 AM

Hi Mark,
I sent a PM with the duplicate issues I have. Please let me know if you see it, if not I’ll post that list here.
Thanks, . Marc

-- Windsurfing, Woodworking, Weaving, and Woodducks. "Most woodworkers are usually boring holes"

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#7 posted 12-26-2016 02:35 PM



Rick, I have sensed a similar issue with others who have tried to get rid of their back issues previously as well, that is why I thought it might be easy for me to find someone who would gladly be rid of them.

Wuddoc and Steve, thanks for the link and thoughts on the digital archive through Tauton, I was aware of that already though. After staring at a computer screen for an average of 9 hours a day in the office, being able to sit at home with a magazine in my hands does wonders for helping to relieve my eye stress. I try to avoid staring at my computer screen at home as a result.

- markf31


I have an older copy of the FHB and FWW “digital archives”, and can relate completely with what you’re saying. If I have the choice of using an old print copy or a digital copy, the hard copy wins (almost) every time. The ability to make a digital copy that is a high-enough resolution, that is easy to navigate (NOT PDF), that is platform agnostic and that can still survive the next “improvement” in technology still has to be demonstrated. Of course, having both could still be beneficial.

I’ll check my stash for you and PM my results.

-- If I knew then what I know now, I'd have made a completely different set of mistakes.

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 12-26-2016 03:38 PM

I used to scrounge and sell back issues of periodicals like Home Shop Machinist, etc. Always in demand. FWW too! This all ended when they put many of them into digital archives. Like you, I still prefer thumbing pages over reading on a computer, but for pure information collecting, you can’t beat the search features the digital copy provides.

I bet you won’t have to wait long to find a hard copy set at a good price.

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