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bbasiaga

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04-12-2015 02:09 PM

Looking for a magazine subscription. My Father in Law used to get Handyman magazine which had a lot of wood type projects and articles, but also had a lot of other unrelated stuff. I currently get Woodcraft magazine, which I’m no so keen on so far.

Have heard of others like FWW and Wood magazine. Unfortunately there are no bookstores within an hour drive of me anymore so I can’t really go check them out first hand, nor see if there are any others out there. I like some project ideas and plans, but also some tips and tricks on techniques, etc. Two questions to you ‘jocks:

1. Which magazine do you prefer, and why?
2. Which magazine comes with the highest probability of getting the highly coveted Grizz 10% coupon? :) This could be a deal breaker…lol.

Thanks,
Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.


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#1 posted 04-12-2015 02:28 PM

If you like projects and tips Woodsmith is the way to go, In general Finewoodworking and Wood are good too.
They all have online subscriptions and I think free trial periods to check them out.

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 03:07 AM

I think it depends on the type of projects you do/like. I get Wood and Woodsmith. Wood seems to be catered to casual, beginner-intermediate woodworker. Woodsmith caters to folks that possess advanced skills, high quality tools, and lots of them. They also feature lots of one-use jigs that are very time consuming to make and relatively expensive. That’s not a knock on Woodsmith. It’s just their style. Both magazine have pretty good tips.

I’ve read some others as well (FWW, WWJ, etc.), but I prefer Wood, because it suits my style the best.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 03:09 AM

Also, if I remember correctly, I think Woodworkers Journal is usually the one with the Grizzly coupons. Woodsmith doesn’t have ads or coupons, and I’ve never seen the coupon in Wood.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#4 posted 04-13-2015 04:45 AM

Depends on your skill level. After reading a bunch of magazines from all of them, I feel like Wood is the most for novices, followed by Woodsmith/Popular Woodworking, and then FWW at the top.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#5 posted 04-17-2015 05:04 AM

Thanks guys. I actually managed to find a place that had Wood magazine on the rack. I will check that out. I also saw Woodworkers Journal is selling their print subscription for $12 for a year….so I signed up for that sight unseen. $2/issue it can’t be that bad….

-Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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