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Forum topic by depictureboy posted 02-24-2009 02:57 AM 1324 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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depictureboy

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02-24-2009 02:57 AM

Has anyone else noticed that the big box stores seem to be getting rid of their shopnotes magazines? I used to get my shopnotes from the HD in Ocean City on my lunch break. There is a new Lowe’s that opened in my town and it did have shopnotes, but I looked tonight and it didnt have it, but it did have Workbench and Woodsmith, which I havent seen in a store before.

Also looked like Wood magazine was missing.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.


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#1 posted 02-24-2009 06:58 AM

Same for here – the above mentioned all stock the magazines but seem to be missing from the shelves. We do have a Barnes & Noble store that carries all of the woodworking magazine – if you have one you might try it.

-- "Have you hugged your pet today?" ---------- Larry

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#2 posted 02-24-2009 03:19 PM

Another thing you can do is subscribe. I did am glad I did. Its a great mag.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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depictureboy

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#3 posted 02-24-2009 04:02 PM

Yea, i already subscribe to Woodsmith. I actually had a lot of subscriptions and the wife got pretty peeved…but I imagine ill have to at least subscribe to Woodmagazine. Shopnotes can be hit or miss with me…just trying to save up some scratch for machinery and right now its easier to spend 5 bucks here or there than drop 30 at one time…seems silly i know…but its just the way my mind works.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#4 posted 02-24-2009 04:13 PM

Most larger bookstores have ShopNotes and Woodsmith, but I recommend subscribing as well. Those and Wood are currently the only woodworking magazines I get.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#5 posted 02-24-2009 05:11 PM

It may also be the magazine supplier for those stores. A lot of stores (like home centers and grocers) don’t actually stock the magazines themselves, they have a supplier that does that. If the supplier doesn’t get enough of them sold and has to throw out month old issues on a regular basis, then they will stop buying them for that location.

I’ve never seen Shop Notes at my Lowes or HD. I just decided to subscribe after I bought three in a row to get plans/designs out of. So far I like it better than my Popular Woodworking subscription.

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 02-24-2009 06:46 PM

My Lowes always has them but they sell out withing a few days so you have to be quick.

Maybe your store is not stocking enough copies?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 02-24-2009 07:11 PM

Subscribe…you can’t go wrong! And if the wife balks, tell her it better than Hustler or Playboy!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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depictureboy

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#8 posted 02-24-2009 08:01 PM

i guess that depends on what kind of research she wants me to be working on…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#9 posted 02-24-2009 09:55 PM

My wife calls woodworking and aviation magazines “Danny’s Porn” anyway. I’m not sure if she’d be madder about Penthouse or Fine Woodworking!

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 02-25-2009 12:00 AM

This is probably a “cheap” way to handle mags, but once a month I go to the local Barnes & Nobel/Starbucks and get a coffee and pull all of the new mags off the shelf and look through them. The ones that have a neat idea/project/plan I purchase and take with me. That way, although I pay full price for a mag, I don’t have the other yearly issues that don’t have much in them. It also allows me to look at 10 or so different mags per month, instead of being “held” to just one. I will admit that I do subscribe to Fine Woodworking, but I typically find something good in each and every issue.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#11 posted 02-25-2009 01:51 PM

My local pharmacy (Shoppers Drug Mart carries) most WW magasines. I am also with DonJ but they wont let me take them in the bathroom so I have to but them:-)

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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