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    What Magazines do you get

    I have let myself subscribe to a total of 10 wood working magazines, and that is too many. I want to cut back.


    OK, No Poll, for some reason my list of 10 magazines was rejected.

    I plan on keeping:
    Fine Woodworking
    Woodwork
    Shop Notes
    Wood Smith

    One that are up for review as their subscriptions expire are:
    Woodcraft
    American Woodworker
    Woodworkers Journal
    Workbench
    Wood
    Popular Woodworking

    Your comments are welcome.
    Last edited by Ken Garlock; 07-27-2007 at 6:30 PM.
    Best Regards, Ken

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    What vote?

    1- Fine Woodworking
    2- Canadian Home Workshop.
    "It's Not About You."

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    I did a poll on this a little while back. You might want to check it out:
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=58820

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    1. Fine Woodworking
    2. Wood
    3. Woodsmith
    4. Shop Notes
    ...and several more.

    If we had to cut back, these are the four we would keep.
    Nancy Laird
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    Oh, and my thoughts on this, from an email I recently sent a friend who is getting into woodworking:

    Fine Woodworking - favorite, but very expensive

    Wood - best value, because you can often get 3 years for $28 and it has a lot of content.
    I like the magazine a lot, but after subscribing for several years, it is getting somewhat repetitive. For someone who has not read it, I would definitely suggest subscribing for a few years until you start seeing articles that are virtually repeats. Given the cost for my subscription (about $1.50/issue), I keep it going because as long as I enjoy at least every other issue, it is still an outstanding deal.

    Popular Woodworking - good

    American Woodworker and Woodworker's Journal - I'm new to them, but so far my impression is that they are descent, but not great.

    WoodSmith and ShopNotes - I like them, but they seem kind of expensive for the amount of content (probably due to lack of advertising)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Triggs View Post
    I did a poll on this a little while back. You might want to check it out:
    http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=58820
    Thanks Steven, your poll is good input.
    Best Regards, Ken

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    Fine Woodworking
    Shop Notes

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    Shop Notes
    Wood


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    I have:

    Fine Woodworking
    Shopnotes
    WOOD
    Popular Woodworking
    American Woodworker

    And I just let go of Popular Woodworking.

    I would probably rank 'em as:

    1. Shopnotes
    2. Fine Woodworking
    3. WOOD

    Then it's a tossup between amwood and popwood.

    I'm considering picking up woodsmith or workbench. Gotta sample a few first.
    Jason Beam
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    I take Fine Woodworking, Woodworks and Fine Homebuilding. And This Old House Magazine for "library" entertainment...
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    The most expensive tool is the one you buy "cheaply" and often...

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    I get Wood, Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking and Woodsmith. Fine Woodworking has really gone down hill IMHO and Popular Woodworking has really improved. Wood almost always has something of interest. Woodsmith either is interesting or of no interest when it comes since there is so little content--usually just a couple projects and other articles.

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    Right now I am getting Fine Woodworking and I have been thinking about getting Shop Notes. There are so many post on the forum that say see shop notes ## and then the next one is I saw that in shop notes ##.
    So I am thinking of getting it.

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    I let your expire list go too. I will be geting Wood again as it was a gift. I keep ShopNotes and Woodsmith as do you. I subscribe to the online version of FWW.
    She said “How many woodworking tools do you need?”
    I said “Why? Do you know someone who is selling some?”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
    What vote?

    1- Fine Woodworking
    2- Canadian Home Workshop.

    Is this the same Mulder that has a letter in FWW Mag. about casters? I picked up the Mag from a pile the other nite and said "I recognize that name," I also saw Dave Falkinstein (sp) name in one of them. Gets to be a small world, huh?
    Gary K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy Laird View Post
    1. Fine Woodworking
    2. Wood
    3. Woodsmith
    4. Shop Notes
    ...and several more.

    If we had to cut back, these are the four we would keep.

    My list looks alot like Nancy"s.

    Gary K.

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