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Forum topic by HermanKuhn posted 04-02-2013 04:43 PM 842 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-02-2013 04:43 PM

Can anyone recommend a good professional woodworking journal, one that isnt 90% advertisement. I saw one a few years ago that was just articles with great info and I believe it had NO advertisement…..

Thanks, HK

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Bill White

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 04:59 PM

In my opinion, all of the WWing mags have very little to offer. May be proven wrong, but I’m not renewing any of them.


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#2 posted 04-02-2013 05:15 PM

I’ve subscribed to at least a half-dozen woodworking magazines. All have had their good points and bad points, and they all become repetitive after a while. There are, after all, only so many articles you can write on any given topic without repeating yourself.

The best bang-for-the-buck as far as I’m concerned is my Fine Woodworking online membership. It allows me to read the current issue’s articles, as well as search for information from past issues. There are also videos and other content available in addition to everything that is in the print edition.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Gerald Thompson

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 06:34 PM

I am not going to renew any subsriptions. I have enough old mags stashed away that they almost seem new when I drag them out again.
With the cost of everything of late this is just another thing I feel I should cut back on.

-- Jerry

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 03:12 AM

Shopnotes is the only one I am aware of that has no advertising.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 03:15 AM

+1 for Shopnotes….and another is Woodsmith

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 05:25 AM

If you’re talking trade mags, everyone I’ve ever seen was ad supported. As for hobbyist mags, consider that editors have to come up with new content for a hobby/profession that was figured out centuries ago and they’re scared to venture beyond Shaker/Stickley too often or they lose the beginners. Once in awhile they’ll slip a little G&G in there to liven things up – whoa!

England had/has (?) some really great woodworking magazines but I can’t find them around here anymore but they are not project based like US mags.

-- Rick M,

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