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10-22-2012 11:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: magazines

I get bombarded by Mag subscripts offers…what mags do you getand why?
what mags are NOT worth it?
etc, etc.

I keep getting haunted by Woodsmith, they sent me 1 issue and a Router issue, now they are making me feel like I owe them something…

I DID subscribe to WOODWORKERS JOURNAL, it was $10, so..Haven’t gotten an issue yet though

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#1 posted 10-23-2012 01:08 AM

Got “WOOD”. They had a 2 (year) for 1 deal.

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#2 posted 10-23-2012 01:16 AM

I get Woodsmith, Shopnotes, and Wood. I’m thinking of getting Fine Woodworking too-I like that it has a lot of great tips, but the projects they highlight tend to be over my woodworking head, so I’m not sure.

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#3 posted 10-23-2012 02:32 AM

I get Popular Woodworking and Fine Woodworking. Pww fits my style and gives out a lot of content online. Fww has pretty pictures and most of their content is interesting to me. They do cover some difficult techniques, but I usually find that inspiring.

Most of the other magazines I’ve looked at are too much jig-based power tool techniques for me, to generalize greatly.


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#4 posted 10-23-2012 02:41 AM

Fine Woodworking & I subscribe to the online thing which gives me access to all their publications.

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#5 posted 10-23-2012 02:45 AM

I subscribe to Fine Woodworking online and Shop Notes in print format. I’ll likely drop the FWW in the near future. I’ve read about all their old content I’m interested in and the new stuff comes out too infrequently. Shop Notes can’t be beat for signal to noise ratio. No ads and only the occasional product push/review.


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#6 posted 10-23-2012 03:42 AM

i got a deal on PWW, but once that expires ill switch to FWW i find the articles much better there

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#7 posted 10-23-2012 10:50 AM

I gave up all my mag subscriptions….why, because I got tired of every month getting ” second notice” third notice” etc when the D$%# subs were paid up for over a year. Now I pick them up on the newsstand and if there is something of interest I buy, if not I put it back.
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