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Forum topic by thechipcarver posted 02-10-2018 02:35 PM 4771 views 0 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thechipcarver

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02-10-2018 02:35 PM

My wife and I are arguing what should be done with my woodworking/woodcarving magazines. She suggest to cut out the patterns and throw away the rest. I want to keep the entire magazine even if I don’t make everything in the magazine.

What are your ways of storing or keeping magazines?

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."


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JCamp

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#1 posted 02-10-2018 02:50 PM

HOw many magazines are we talking about? If ur wanting them in ur living room I agree with your wife If ur wanting them in ur shop or closet or something I don’t know why she’d b fighting u over it. Either way I keep mine in a tote I’ve seen a few fellas hav there’s on shelves which is easier to get at than how I keep mine

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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mahdee

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#2 posted 02-10-2018 03:03 PM

I have a few hundred myself. They are in boxes and a stack of them in the bathroom. Every once in the while, the stack gets refreshed.

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splintergroup

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#3 posted 02-10-2018 03:45 PM

I like to keep the hard copies, much easier to study an article and have the issue out in the shop during the project.

Many magazines offer digital copies that you can access on your computer. These are great for searching and making a few compilations of articles for a shop reference, but once you find what you are after, you can go dig up the issue (stored out of the way in the attic, shed, etc.).

Others at least have online indexes that are very useful. Either way, it’s a good way to get the hardcopies out of the house and still have access.

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onoitsmatt

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#4 posted 02-10-2018 03:48 PM

I have a bookshelf in my shop for books and magazines related to woodworking.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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Clarkswoodworking

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#5 posted 02-10-2018 04:39 PM

I have 100s and 100s and they live the in closet
I re-read them over time
Scott

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CaptainSkully

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#6 posted 02-10-2018 04:42 PM

I scan the articles and drawings and put them in a woodworking plans folder on my laptop.

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Gilley23

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#7 posted 02-10-2018 05:25 PM

How do you know what information that you’re going to use in the future?

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TravisH

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#8 posted 02-10-2018 05:45 PM

I run into this often. For me really only one or two magazines I care to have. Only subscription I have maintained has been Fine Woodworking. Could see getting Furniture & cabinetmaking aslo. I chucked everything besides those (kept a few “good” issues of others).

I also have a lot of magazines on the computer (Fine Woodworking 1975 to 2013, Woodworking 1984-2011, Woodsmith issue 001 up to 210, Popular Woodworking 1981 to 2013, and few specialty books/articles). I will grab a paper magazine anytime over scrolling through the ones I have digitally.

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#9 posted 02-10-2018 05:50 PM

I got rid of mine. Any info I want to keep is bookmarked or archived on the computer or written down somewhere in the shop. A central stack of magazines takes up space and takes too long to look through.

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Rick Dennington

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#10 posted 02-10-2018 06:05 PM

I built two big cabinets in my shop…..One is for all my finishing, such as stains, varnishes, paints, etc….The other is for all my hardback books, magazines, pictorials, etc….I prolly have 2000—3000 of them…Good reference…!!!

-- " It's a rat race out there, and the rats are winning....!!"

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Kelly

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#11 posted 02-10-2018 06:26 PM

It was hard, but I took JAAune’s approach. I did keep a few, but I figured others would appreciate them. I did the usual “cut the name and address off” thing and leave them for others.

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thimmaker

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#12 posted 02-10-2018 07:53 PM

Toss em fast. I did those projects already anyway.

-- thimmaker

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Ripper70

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#13 posted 02-10-2018 08:39 PM

Use them to wallpaper your bathroom. Then you’ll have all the time in the world to study them. Paper over them every month with new plans for new projects.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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William Shelley

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#14 posted 02-10-2018 08:57 PM

... People still buy / subscribe to paper magazines? I didn’t realize…

I’ve never built anything from someone else’s plans in my life. Designing the project is 75% of the fun.

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#15 posted 02-10-2018 11:00 PM



Use them to wallpaper your bathroom. Then you ll have all the time in the world to study them. Paper over them every month with new plans for new projects.

- Ripper70

ROFLMAO, good one!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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