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papadan

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01-20-2017 06:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor tip wtf

Do you subscribe to Woodsmith Tips? They have to be the lamest magazine in publication. The “Tips” about woodworking are truly written by Morons. Did you know that when you want to use a bottle of glue after the first time, all you have to do is pull the plug of dried glue out of the bottles spout? Did you know that if you fold the end of the tape over onto itself, it is easy to find the end the next time you need it? Did you know the end of your tape measure is supposed to be loose, so you can measure inside and outside with the same tape measure? Did you know that if you label the drawer fronts of your tool chest, you can find the tool you want faster? I swear this magazine’s editor must be total idiots. What do you think? Oh…. and before you say it, I know I’m an idiot too and magnets don’t stick to water.


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mramseyISU

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#1 posted 01-20-2017 08:27 PM

Personally I enjoy readying /r/sh#ttywoodworking

Makes me feel better about myself.

-- Trust me I'm an engineer.

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#2 posted 01-20-2017 08:44 PM

Actually, I do get them. Every once in a while I’ll see something that makes me go “Hummmm”.

I still subscribe to the Woodsmith shop magazine, although I think the quality and content are not what they used to be. I really like the old Shopsmith magazine. Lots of projects- some of which I built and still use. When they combined the two, nothing seems as well written-at least to me.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 01-20-2017 09:00 PM

I read Woodsmith from the middle 80’s until early 2016. I dropped my subscription because, in my humble opinion as a long time reader/subscriber; the magazine had dumbed down so far as not to be worth the subscription price anymore. It was a great magazine when I first started reading it, and I had all of the issues from the beginning of my readership in binders. I got so sick of the BLAH content, that I gave all of my past issues away and cancelled my subscription. I wish it were not so, cause I really liked Woodsmith. But things have to go if they are not worth my monthly limited cash. I hope they pull out of their nosedive before they auger in, like so many other publications have. Oh well!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#4 posted 01-20-2017 11:12 PM

The entire woodworking magazine industry is struggling. I’m sure sites like LJ are a factor. When I can get on here and get input from countless knowledgeable woodworkers, I have less need to scour magazines for information.

My last issue of PW was only 68 pages, and FW was 92. I give them credit though, that they are trimming down their material rather than trying to bulk it up with junk.

I can’t let the subject of useless woodworking tips go by without tossing in this video from Family Handyman. The level of misinformation in it is maddening. This “editor” should be so ashamed of himself that he resigns. I’m not even going to detail what’s wrong with it, since you guys will know just by looking. If any newcomers to woodworking don’t get it, just ask and you’ll get an earful from me, and probably several others.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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papadan

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#5 posted 01-20-2017 11:17 PM

The random orbital “vibrates” LMAO How does some get so wrong on a 1 minute video.

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#6 posted 01-20-2017 11:42 PM

LOL! if nitpicking were a sport, you guys would be ready for the Olympics.

And did I understand that because the current content of WS doesn’t measure up that all of the issues from the past 30 years are no longer worth having? While I agree that the since they switched to the Guild edition the magazine is not as good, I still find plenty of useful information from old editions. If any of you has an old tool that you love but a new one doesn’t measure up, be sure to let me know. I will be glad to take them both off your hands.

-- 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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Rich

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#7 posted 01-20-2017 11:48 PM

Yeah, and how about those “custom cut” sheets of paper? Fractions of a standard sheep of paper sheets are not custom. AND, he’s unaware that modern finishing sanders, like Festool and Makita, DO have dust collection.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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papadan

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#8 posted 01-21-2017 12:02 AM

He didn’t show the dust port or how to hook it up to a shop vac.

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#9 posted 01-21-2017 01:01 AM

I’m guessing that most of use have gotten good enough over the decades that info that we once found helpful is below our level now, and of little interest. Still, a look at some of the old magazines from time to time will result in learning a new trick or jig to make.

But, no, I have no woodworking magazine subscriptions now. Between you guys, Utube, and a few good books, i pretty much have it covered (I think).

That said, there are still plenty of real beginners out there that need the basics that we already have.

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RobS888

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#10 posted 01-21-2017 03:01 AM

I see nothing wrong with the video and suggest some of you need a nappy.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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ToughCut

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#11 posted 01-21-2017 03:21 AM

I enjoy the shop tips they are FREE. Yes some stuff is lame but every once in a while I see something that is good, even some of the stuff on Lumberjocks is lame and iffy but I still keep coming back because it not all bad.

-- If you are not willing to learn, No one can help you. If you are determined to learn, No one can stop you.

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papadan

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#12 posted 01-21-2017 03:22 AM



I see nothing wrong with the video and suggest some of you need a nappy.

- RobS888


Evidently you have no idea how a random orbit works, LOL

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#13 posted 01-21-2017 05:34 AM

Little early for Friday night drunk posting

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Rich

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#14 posted 01-21-2017 05:36 AM



I enjoy the shop tips they are FREE. Yes some stuff is lame but every once in a while I see something that is good, even some of the stuff on Lumberjocks is lame and iffy but I still keep coming back because it not all bad.

- ToughCut

You’re right, there is an occasional diamond in the rough. I always figured if I got one good idea out of reading something, it was worth it.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#15 posted 01-21-2017 05:54 AM

Yes, they do make the occasional flub but just look around at some other videos which can scare the living hell without regard to safety!

Tape fold, glue bottle snafu, are rather safe compared to many others!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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