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08-23-2011 02:03 AM

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Just got finished flipping through the latest issue of Wood that I got today and felt compelled to mention that it was a fantastic issue. A broad range out topics were covered, slick projects featured, and some neat tricks explained. No, it might not be the most professional mag, but it touched on a lot of the things I’ve run into lately. Anyways, pick it up and take a quick read if you can

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 08-25-2011 03:12 PM

I agree and really like this magazine. I will never be good enough of a woodworker where Fine Woodworking would be my mag of choice. I am still intimidated when I look at it.

I get a lot of tips from Wood and find there are projects for any level of experience. In fact I was re-reading a few issues from a number of years ago and saw a project that back then I would not have even considered but now I don’t think it would be a problem. My point is we are all at different levels and publications like Wood offer a wide range of topics and help.

-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 03:46 PM

Definitely. I don’t mind doing novice-y projects, since that tends to build up my confidence to try a few red-letter projects. The sideless end table was pretty slick.

I’m just glad someone … anyone commented on this thread. It felt lonely..

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 08-25-2011 04:14 PM


I’ve been taking Wood Magazine since 1990, and still have every issue from then until now…..WOW… that’s a lot of books and lots of reading and great projects, also. I have built a few things from getting ideas from Wood, like my storage cabinet that’s under my work bench, another work bench, and several others. A couple of projects I’ve modified to suit my needs, but basically the same idea. It’s probably my favorite magazine that I take, along with ShopNotes and Woodsmith….I have one whole cabinet that’s dedicated to just woodworking books only, and probably have around 1,000…..I need another cabinet…..I’m out of

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#4 posted 08-25-2011 10:20 PM

I think Wood Magazine strikes a nice balance between the pro and novice.They don’t get overly technical and they don’t insult your intelligence either. Also it’s a nice mix of furniture plans and jigs and fixtures.Every time I open an issue of my Wood smith I say to my self wish I had gotten a subscription to Wood Magazine instead.Don’t get me wrong about Wood smith it’s a fine Mag but it’s by monthly and the style of there projects don’t jibe with I like to build.Shop notes by Wood smith is an excellent mag but it is shop related and again its by monthly.

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#5 posted 08-26-2011 12:56 AM

Rick If you look though all those books and magazines, maybe you’ll find how to build another case ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 08-26-2011 12:58 AM

It’s one of the few magazines I can grab at the grocery store. If there’s anything even remotely woodworking to be found at the grocery store, I am the man to sneak it into my fiance’s cart. I’ll be sneaking this one.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 08-26-2011 01:04 AM

  • Bob, *I think I got the idea for my first cabinet from Wood….:)). It’s been so long I don’t remember. But I’d bet there is some to be found that would work….But I think I’ve got a pretty good handle on the “how-to”...

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#8 posted 08-26-2011 01:32 AM

Wood Mag. is my favorite woodworking magazine!!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#9 posted 09-13-2011 07:18 PM

I am a novice and I am not as intimidated when I read WOOD…In the October issue, I really like the plans for the rolling, fold away work bench…it will be PERFECT for my “shop” as an outfeed/assembly table!

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