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Not being sarcastic, just honest. I read You Tube... alot! Anything and everything you could ask for is probably available to watch. And honestly, I hate reading of any kind, except for the pictures.

Some of my favorite things to watch include drag racing, woodworking, CNC stuff, 3d printing, learning Sketchup, Microsoft Excel, and a whole lot more.
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I've subscribed to them all at one time or another. I'm down to two now. Woodsmith and Wood. I like having plans for projects and I like the inspiration I get from the magazines, but with what they cost today and the limited amount of time I have.... And to be sure there is YouTube but IMHO most of us spend way too much time with our devices. I play 3-6 games of chess a week. During this pandemic period I've played on-line at chess.com. But two weeks ago our group (Old Farts Chess Club) decided to begin meeting in person again, outside with masks. It is so much better to sit across the table from a person!!!!
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Woodsmith and Wood. I like Woodsmith because the drawings are great, instructions are clear and there is no ads. I subscribe to their Online version also. Wood has a lot of ads, some are informative. I find projects in Wood are less relevant to my personal interest although I find some of the techniques covered are very useful. And I am a big fan of YouTube. You do have to be careful because some of the YouTubers are not really experts and some of the things I find there are dubious in terms of safety.
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Early FWW 'back in the day', some Shop Notes before it ended, now only forums and YouTube like Mike said. Mostly I'm in the shop doing what I do and only come up for air when there's research to be done. I do have the FWW electronic subscription that allows me to watch their videos and see some articles but it's not the $99/year subscription, seems like it's about $35.

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I’ve subscribed to FWW, ShopNotes, Woodworkers Journal (meh), Woodsmith, and Popular Woodworking.

I agree with the other comments and will add that of all the publications, my current favorite is Pop Wood, because it has an equal split between hand and power tool articles, and its projects are nontraditional/atypical. Being a hybrid woodworker, that is a good help. Also, I really, really like Chris Schwartz’s nerdy deep dives into the historical foundations of our modern woodworking projects — his articles and books about workbenches are seminal and essential for any woodworker contemplating making their own bench.

Being more and more of a handtools-only kind of guy (for cost, space, and health reasons), I truly appreciate Paul Sellers’ YT channel.
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Not being sarcastic, just honest. I read You Tube... alot! Anything and everything you could ask for is probably available to watch. And honestly, I hate reading of any kind, except for the pictures.

Some of my favorite things to watch include drag racing, woodworking, CNC stuff, 3d printing, learning Sketchup, Microsoft Excel, and a whole lot more.
Here there are no options to choose from. I have some old woodworking magazines that I bought when we were happy. Now I do the same as Mike, read youtube when internet service is available.
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One more thing, you can buy CDs with all back issues of several magazines, including ShopNotes. That publication includes detailed plans and excellent drawings and illustrations of a thousand or more projects. I find this is a really valuable resource. I also like that on a big screen it is easier for my old eyes to read. And of course, YouTube is a very good resource.
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