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Forum topic by Bugnurd posted 01-21-2014 01:51 AM 1159 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2014 01:51 AM

Are there any magazines out there that focus only on traditional methods with hand tools? There should be.

-- Marc -- Worcester, MA

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 08:09 AM

Not enough advertisers.


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#2 posted 01-21-2014 12:21 PM

Go to google books and type popular mechanics in the search bar. There are many old (really old) issues that have a lot of how to’s regarding use of hand tools

-- "Man Plans and God Laughs"

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 01:30 PM

Does it have to be a magazine? Paul Sellers has a website with lot’s of great videos and I enjoy The Woodwright’s Shop on PBS.

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 01:33 PM

try this link,

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 03:09 PM

I enjoy reading the many blogs and online resources. Thanks for that link, Don, very helpful. However, there is something to be said for a print magazine to look forward to every month or two. Is the traditional/hand tool woodworking community really that small?

-- Marc -- Worcester, MA

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 05:30 PM

Well yes and no. There are a lot of power tool users, a lot of mixed (power & hand) tool users, neanders are the minority but it’s better than it used to be 20-30 years ago. Plus print is dying, the future is digital and youtube is a big part of that future.


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#7 posted 01-21-2014 11:08 PM

+2 to that Rick, we just lost an 80 year old newspaper in our area, no revenue and costs going up..and up..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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