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Forum topic by Albert1 posted 10-24-2011 05:28 AM 896 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-24-2011 05:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood woodworking wood magazines wood tools resource

While skill is certainly not easily acquired as knowledge, learning new tricks can definitely better your technique and make your craftsmanship stand out among the rest.

It is your responsibility to develop your talent and hone your craft to perfection. There is no other way to do so but by diligent practice and by constant acquisition of new knowledge. Although you may argue that it is not always possible to attend conferences or to enroll on crash courses for joinery, there is no excuse why you should be left behind. There are always other means to get what you need to excel in your craft.
Bear in mind that woodworking, though it may seem mostly physical labor, actually involves analytical thinking too. It requires meticulous planning, innovativeness in designing and great agility in constructing the idea into place. Analytical thinking is also a skill – a mental skill that cannot be neglected or else you encounter a domino effect of problems when building your project. Unfortunately, there is no novel option to cultivate your analytical prowess than by reading. In your case, it is reading woodwork magazines or books.

Though there is no doubt that there are countless books out there, they may be too long to read, too specific to cater for your wide array of needs and may not contain the latest trends that you are looking for to provide your project a sharp-cutting edge in the woodwork arena. Thus, it is recommendable to subscribe to woodwork magazines that are mostly an easy read and contains the most up-to-the-minute ideas that you can apply to your next project. By doing so, you will gather new tips and techniques to be on your way on becoming a savvy and ingenious woodworker.

Here is a list of magazines that you can subscribe to. Whether you are looking after employing a fine or traditional woodwork or whether you want some help on techniques, At least one of these popular magazines will definitely appeal to you. They can provide you with interesting articles that features many of your different concerns. They can also give you reviews about tools and machineries. Plus, you will never go short-changed with the project plans they have prepared for you.

• Popular Woodworking
• American Woodworker
• The Woodworker’s Journal
• Fine Woodworking
• Workbench
• Wood
• Woodcraft Magazine
• Family Handyman

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-- Albert1,Liberty,Texas,

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 05:31 AM

I like Shopnotes too!

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 01:43 PM

Also use your own creativeness. If you’re building something, think up better ways to do it. It’s good to have a basic knowledge of joinery and mechanics, but if you give your mind the time, it will come up with creative ideas on how to build something. Then you can submit it to the above listed magazines for others to read.

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