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01-25-2008 05:25 AM

I have years (about 20 or more I think) of back issues of Wood magazine. I started buying and subscribing to tons of magazines within the past couple years, and recently received a big box of back issues from my grandfather. A

Now that I’m drowning in them, I feel like I should thin them out some…. I was thinking about posting them on eBay, a quick look shows others doing the same without much activity.

Anyone looking to fill holes in their collection, or any newbies eager for a couple decades worth of woodworking knowledge?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/


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#1 posted 01-25-2008 05:33 AM

about 6 years ago I bought a big stack of WOOD magazines at an estate sale. Something like 25 cents each.
sold them all on ebay and did pretty good. Earlier ones are at times valuable. I sold a issue number 6 for 26 bucks. Everything else for 3 bucks or more. Not sure what the going price is now .. Depends on who is filling in a collection.

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#2 posted 01-25-2008 05:52 AM

I’ve lightened my load on craigslist free listing, even having to divide the lot between two gents who both wanted them. Might be a way to go should you decide to let them go without selling them.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#3 posted 01-25-2008 06:52 AM

I had good luck selling some cookbooks before Christmas, some for a buck, some for more. I suppose diet books would fare well now.

I’m torn between just going ahead and purging massive amount of stuff from the house and seeing if we could make a couple bucks – some extra cash always sounds good – not wasting my time and paring down to basics, essentials and things we love sounds good too.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#4 posted 01-25-2008 07:33 AM

I know what you mean, Scott. I have a line on a used DeWalt 788. I am seeing a lot of old tools that have been upgraded and a lot of other dross it’d like to sell to help against the cost of the desired wonder scroll-saw. Anyone want to buy a wobble dado or a Slick-plane (Mwa-ha-ha-ha)?

Just kidding.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#5 posted 01-25-2008 08:15 AM

lol doug…

re-gifting to new woodworkers is always considerate…!!! Consider a highschool woodworking program in your area…if you decide to give them away…MAYBE EVEN AS A TAX WRITEOFF—-you can value them at $26.00 each…since you have a credible source who has valued them for you, right??? ANd the kids benefit…

But if you can sell them on e-bay…go for it…use the money for wood or tools…or new magazine subscriptions…

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#6 posted 01-25-2008 08:19 AM

I would love to have them! I love those old FWW magazines. What would you want for them?

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#7 posted 01-25-2008 11:00 AM

My collection is rapidly growing due to an inability to throw any of them out.

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#8 posted 01-25-2008 11:14 AM

PLEASE… SEND THEM TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I will help you get rid of them. Recycle!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#9 posted 01-25-2008 12:18 PM

I sell anything I can on eBay, because that gives me “free money” in my PayPal account so I can buy stuff on eBay and not worry about clearing it through the wife!

-- Eric at https://adventuresinwoodworking.wordpress.com/

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#10 posted 01-25-2008 12:18 PM

I’d be tempted to donate them to a library or your high-school woodshop. I’ve been acquiring a pretty sizeable stack myself and all it seems to do is catch the dust. I really don’t have the time anymore to refer to them since joining LumberJocks!

Blake seems to be begging for them. Make him grovel!

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#11 posted 01-25-2008 02:10 PM

ok blake ill start the bidding at 10. 00 !! lol

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#12 posted 01-25-2008 04:35 PM

Wood, not FWW Blake. I’ll get a list, or a photo together. You can paypal me the shipping, or what do you have to trade? I accept gifts of wood, homemade items, cash and food ;)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#13 posted 01-26-2008 06:48 AM

I’M CHECKING THE FRIDGE FOR LEFTOVERS RIGHT NOW!!!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#14 posted 01-27-2008 12:02 AM

anything with chocolate?

I culled the magazines yesterday – covered the kitchen table.

the stack of WOOD is over a foot high! I’ll have a list of issues, or years this weekend.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#15 posted 01-27-2008 12:09 AM

Wood is the two big piles on the left, FWW and FHB are on the right – didn’t think I had too many of those either!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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