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interpim

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02-28-2009 08:31 PM

A buddy of mine just gave me a copy of shopnotes issues 1-87 in pdf format… I never knew how informative this mag was… This is an excellent addition to the Fine Wood Working Archive that I received as a gift a month ago. I really am learning a lot from these, but I have a lot of reading to do LOL.

I am a collector of information though, so does anyone recommend any other collections I can put on my wishlist?

-- San Diego, CA


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#1 posted 02-28-2009 09:56 PM

I did not know ShopNotes was available in a PDF format. Was this from the vendor, or just scanned by your buddy? The reason I ask, is because I was considering the purchase of the hard covered voumes.

-- Scott in Texas

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#2 posted 02-28-2009 09:59 PM

I am pretty sure my buddy scanned them… he is a big digital nut. Everything he has is on his PC one way or another LOL.

-- San Diego, CA

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 02-28-2009 10:03 PM

Pim, any chance you’d care to post a link to these?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 02-28-2009 10:04 PM

Well, there isn’t a link… he gave it to me on CD.

-- San Diego, CA

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#5 posted 02-28-2009 10:59 PM

A few years ago, through Usenet e-book forums there were virtually all the Shopnotes and Woodsmith mags posted. It is my understanding that was in violation of copyright law.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 02-28-2009 11:07 PM

I would agree with Gary. We don’t want to the lawyers bugging Martin about copyriighted materials here on LJ. We don’t want things to be ruined here.

-- Scott in Texas

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#7 posted 03-01-2009 01:30 AM

The back issues in hard cover start at volume 9, issue 49 and go up to volume 16. As far as I’ve been able to find out you can’t get the earlier back issues of Shopnotes. I emailed them a few months ago and asked why and got a round of BS. I’m missing issues 19 through 48. Tried on ebay a couple of times but they go for more bucks than I’m willing to spend. If you’ve got them in a pdf format I’d suggest you count your lucky stars. The copyright issues mentioned above are probably right on the money.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#8 posted 03-01-2009 02:36 AM

Well, I can’t send anyone shopnotes 1-86 but there is nothing illegal about telling you were online to find them

Shopnotes

This is a torrent file. You’d have to know how to download torrents to get this file. You need a torrent downloading program. It’s a process you’ll have to research online to find out.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 03:03 AM

I have been a shopnotes subscriber since day one. Have every issue of them. I would recommend them to every workshop. They have many ideas and I have made many of them for my shop.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 03-01-2009 03:36 AM

Interpim you can also get the Popular Woodworking’s CD containing every issue from the years 2000-2007, I listened to a good review in the archives at the ” Matt’s Basement Workshop” Blog mattsbasementworkshop.com
I also got the Fine Woodworking collection as a gift and just love it

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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interpim

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#11 posted 03-01-2009 03:39 AM

Honestly i’ve liked pop-woods mag better than FWW… i’ll have to check that out… thanks for the tip tinnman

-- San Diego, CA

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pitchnsplinters

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#12 posted 03-01-2009 03:40 AM

I have to agree with Bureaucrat. It doesn’t even matter if there is a subscription fee in place, the ownership and rights of ShopNotes is to all information in those pages. Making and/or distributing copies is probably an issue. I wonder if we have any copyright attorneys among us?

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#13 posted 03-01-2009 04:03 AM

Before jumping on the torrent, it would behoove one to do a bit of googling about being safe (especially Windows users).

And make yourself aware of the legal implications.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#14 posted 03-01-2009 04:10 AM

Robert is right. I never said that because it’s online it’s legally distributable. Chances are though that no one is looking at that aspect as it’s not music or a movie. But still it’s not supposed to be distributed. And Windows users, remember to keep your virus software upgraded. Torrents, being distributed from multiple feeds sometimes pass on viruses and other nasty cyberbugs. If you’re a Mac user you’re 99% safe. Can’t say it won’t happen but I haven’t come across a virus, worm or trojan since 1991. So the odds are remote that you’ll have an issue.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#15 posted 03-01-2009 03:45 PM

When a friend of mine went online to get the issues he got a bug that took him hours to clean up.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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