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01-13-2014 12:28 PM

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 05:26 PM

? ? ? ? ? – ok

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 08:12 PM

A year ago my Other signed me up for a couple and they all just ran out. None of them moved me especially, but it was fun to have a reason to check the mail.

I thought people might have all sorts of opinions… :/

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 09:33 PM

Not sure about best – I get WOOD and Fine Woodworking as a subscription.

For a stocking stuffer this year i got the winter 2013/14 issue of Woodwork.

I guess it used to be published more frequently til 2009/10 ish as the issue now is ~#120

But it seems to be a once a year thing – but the gallery/stories and projects are really nice.
Got the issue at the checkout area of Lowes.

You can order issues from American Woodworker site:
http://www.awbookstore.com/category/woodwork-magazine-issues

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#4 posted 01-13-2014 10:00 PM

I’ve still got close to a thousand back issues boxed up in my garage.
FWW, Woodwork, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker, Wood, Woodworker’s Journal, Creative Something, Weekend Woodworking, Weekend Woodworker, Woodsmith, ShopNotes etc.

They all suck now. There is nothing new to write about. There are no new tips to write in and get your $50 or free tool for (Yep I said it – there are no new ways to use baby food jars for storage or fancy ways to hold and cut your sandpaper). There is no type of furniture or utensil or toy or doohickey or thinamabob that hasn’t had 500 different projects presented for you to choose from. Now it’s just cover to cover glossy pages of advertisement – some of it masquerading as woodworking articles. It’s a place for this generation’s idols (I call them “the new Norms”) to tell us how they like this plane or that saw so they can start a sales feeding frenzy at this or that boutique tool store, or to try and tell us with a straight face why their method of layout/joinery/gluing/cutting/burning/welding is better than the 3000 methods presented in the past.

Of course you’ve always got the specialty magazines – there used to be a decent british one about routers, and there are one or two on scrollsawing and at least one on carving, cabinetmaking, wooden boats etc. If a particular area is interesting to you there might be something worth reading about.

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#5 posted 01-13-2014 10:07 PM

Everything has a cycle to it – not everyone is going to be comparing the magazines of 30 years ago to today – - for some the information is still new to them, withouth combing through archived copies.

Heck – people watch Roy Underhill show you how to make a wagon wheel…..

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#6 posted 01-13-2014 10:12 PM

Heck – people watch Roy Underhill show you how to make a wagon wheel
I like Roy Underhill. I like him a lot. Maybe not as much as those who refer to him as St. Roy, but I still really like him. But to be honest he’s like the NASCAR of woodworking shows. There are a few die-hard fans who really like watching cars go in circles for a few hours, but most of them – whether they admit it or not – just watch it to see the crashes. That’s how I am with Mr. Underhill. His cheerful disposition is great, his skills are beyond superb, but I really tune in to see which part(s) of his body he is going to cut/stab/scrape/burn that day.

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#7 posted 01-14-2014 07:04 PM

I like Roy too – took a class from him – it was awesome.
But the information is still “old” but the story begs retelling… not that “there is nothing new to write about” learning old things is great too, even though they may have been told/written/demonstrated before – the experience was “New” for me.

Thus it is with magazines and books – some things are a rehash – sometimes there is new info – glues, tools etc.

Not that different than there being a movie and several books in the past 2 years about Abe Lincoln – - last I heard, it still ended with him being shot in the back of the head at Fords Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.

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#8 posted 01-15-2014 03:04 AM

Depending on your level in the woodworking “learning curve”.

ShopNotes was a great source of information when I was just starting out. Lots of jigs, techniques, etc.

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 09:02 PM

JustJoe… Mail me a crate.

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