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handystanley

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830 days ago

I wonder if any of the wood working magazines provide subscriptions so they can be loaded into the Kindle Fire?

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA


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Maveric777

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#1 posted 828 days ago

Don’t know but a good question. I got a Accer tablet for Christmas (which can used as a reader and a lot more) and was wondering the very same thing. I looked around some but had no luck so far.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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muleskinner

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#2 posted 827 days ago

Not really a subscription, but Google Books has ten years of American Woodworker on line. (1989 thru 1999). I’m pretty sure you can access them with an e-reader.

They also have the last 90 years of Popular Mechanics to browse through which is petty cool

-- Visualize whirled peas

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UncleJoe

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#3 posted 827 days ago

I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas. I am an IT consultant and I have to say I was shocked at all it can do. I got it mainly to read pdf’s of various wood working magazines and watch wood working videos while in my easy chair in font of the fireplace.

I was surprised when I was able to load a free remote desktop program and log in with an encrypted connection to some of the servers I maintain. I can also receive all my business mail and do several other things with it that I did not know it could do.

I got this as a gift so it is not like I researched it and found the perfect device. I will say I had sort of dismissed the kindle from my research because I thought it was just a reader and I was considering getting an Acer or Asus tablet. This does just about everything those do for a lot less money.

With the power of Amazon I would guess it is just a matter of time before most wood working periodicals go digital. Amazon sold 1 million kindles a week durign the holiday shopping season. I think they got this product/price pint right.

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Dave Pearce

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#4 posted 827 days ago

I did see where Popular Woodworking was offering digital subscriptions.

http://www.shopwoodworking.com/product/popular-woodworking-magazine-one-year-digital-subscription/

It’s PDF format however, and not being familar with the Kindle, not sure if that format would work for it. If so, it looks like a decent deal.

-- http://www.pearcewoodworking.com

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DrDirt

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#5 posted 827 days ago

I haven’t seen them yet, but it must be coming – there are always inserts in the magazine to see ‘additional content’ online, like videos of test procedures. or a joint strength test.

On a kind of seperate note, does anyone have the DVD library from Fine Woodworking?

I am wondering if the Digital archive of all the issues is a complete “page view” with all the advertisements etc, of if it is a catalog purely of just the articles themselves as ‘PDF’files.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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Maveric777

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#6 posted 826 days ago

I actually won the complete digital library of Fine Woodworking a couple years back. If I remember correctly they are set up as PDF files with no advertisement, but to be honest I am not 100% sure on that. I haven’t reinstalled it since I upgraded computers (big file). If I get a chance to check it out soon I can tell you more….

Now that you brought that idea up I may go through and find a lot of them that really interest me and shoot them over to my tablet. Hope it works… That would be pretty nifty…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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handystanley

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#7 posted 826 days ago

Here is a Twitter reply that I received from Wood Magazine today…

WOOD_Magazine WOOD Magazine
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@handystanley Working on it, Stanley. Due to the popularity of the device, Amazon is backed up on adding new titles. We’ll let you know.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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Maveric777

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#8 posted 826 days ago

Thanks for the update Stan… Keep us in the know…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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