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Forum topic by mski posted 2376 days ago 968 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mski

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2376 days ago

Hi all, I just recieved a propaganda package from WOOD Magazine, 3 years for $28.
I was wondering if any LJ’s subscribe and if this magazine is worth a subscription. (seems like a deal)
I just don’t want to see 345 ways to make a crosscut sled ect. every month.
I seen our Supershopjigmiester Niki in this month’s issue! GOOD JOB Niki!!!!
Any input would be apreciated.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL


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Suz

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#1 posted 2376 days ago

I’m a subscriber and I think it’s a better magazine than some. I think I will re-subscribe when it comes due.

-- Jim

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GaryK

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#2 posted 2376 days ago

After 30+ years of looking at various wood working magazines I came to realize that 95% is just the same
thing over and over again. Maybe a new twist, but basically the same thing.

Now that’s not to saw that aren’t worth reading. There are new products, Q&A, Reviews and so forth that
keep things interesting.

It’s up to you.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Tony

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#3 posted 2376 days ago

I picked up a couple of copies of the Wood magazine when I was in the US. I found it quite interesting, with some nice small projects.

There website has a special at the moment 2 years (US only) for $28, 3 years for $28, you can’t go wrong!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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Bob #2

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#4 posted 2376 days ago

I just check the news stands and the local library. If I find a good article I buy the magazine.
I found not every issue of any mag is valuable to me and my wood style.

I am converting articles I can use to pdfs for storage on my computer as the mags are difficult to keep catalogued.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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CedarFreakCarl

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#5 posted 2376 days ago

I like Wood magazine. I think they’ve got great advice and projects. I just got the same propoganda as you guys in the mail and I’m going to send them $28 for 3 years worth. It’s well worth it considering I’ve been getting mine at the Borg store at $7.95 a copy. Oh well, maybe I can get Niki to autograph a copy.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2376 days ago

I happen to enjoy reading the magazine. I have about 10 years worth and still occasionally go back and pick up a project every now and then.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Eric

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#7 posted 2375 days ago

Wood Magazine is one of the few I can find in bookstores here. Every third issue or so, I see something that makes me buy it. (Granted, I’m usually looking only for hand tools things.)

-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com

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8iowa

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#8 posted 2375 days ago

I gave it up. They are moving away from the interests of the home based shop and their reviews are advertiser driven.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Sawdust2

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#9 posted 2375 days ago

I got a 3 year subscription for about $20 three years ago.

I generally like the articles but I did not renew my subscription.

I only continue to subscribe to FWW on an ongoing basis. I may occasionally subscribe to one of the many othe ww mags from time to time.

It’s not a bad magazine, it is not too basic nor is it too advanced altho’ you will sometimes find articles that are too basic or too advanced.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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Dan'um Style

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#10 posted 2375 days ago

buy it…...... only 28 bucks over three years … it is cheap entertainment

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Recycler

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#11 posted 2375 days ago

At less than ten bucks a year, it’s probably worthwhile. As Gary pointed out, all the woodworking magazines become painfully repetitive after a while. The problem is that they have to come up with “new” content every month, when there’s really not that much new.

I kind of picture a meeting of editors who are digging through stacks of articles to recycle: “Do you think it’s too soon to run another BUILD OUR ULTIMATE DREAM ROUTER TABLE! article? How about the Shaker spice box plans? We haven’t run them this year, have we?”

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Paul

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#12 posted 2375 days ago

I like WOOD and I subscribe. I can only afford one mag and it seems to have the most stuff I’m interested in at my skill level. I look at other mags whenever I get to a large bookstore in the big city like Barnes and Noble – and buy others individually whenever there’s enough in an issue to make it seem worth it. I have a hard time swallowing the individual newstand copy price of any magazine though.

Now, I’m a Mission – Arts and Crafts furniture style fan, too and WOOD has been running projects in this style for several years now. So that’s probably the main reason. But they’re running out of furniture pieces.

-- Paul, Texas

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8iowa

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#13 posted 2375 days ago

Their March issue was the final straw for me. They were blantly trying to push 2 HP dust collectors off on the home based woodworker – strickly following their major advertiser’s desires.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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GMoney

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#14 posted 2375 days ago

what’s $ 28 for three years, maybe a buck a copy? i get fww already, but i may sign up just to get that “candy” in the mailbox every month or so!

-- Greg, CT

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2375 days ago

I’ve been a subscriber of Wood since issue number one, I keep them all.

but I do think all of the woodworking magazines seem to get repetitive.

I guess they have to please their new subscribers.

I like to get my magazines by subscription.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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