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Ladies and Gentlemen...once again I come for advice...

If I were to subscribe to 5 magazines which would they be...?

My interests are in tips and techniques, projects, plans, how to, general woodworking education, tools, reviews, safety, articles...oh, yeah - pictures... of course, routing and other sawdust-generating stuff...

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Nick, my friend -

It is quite likely no two will agree on this, but here is my answer...

I already have been defined as ODD & UNUSUAL, so I am relatively bulletproof to criticisms, so nothing is likely to "hurt my feelings"...

I figure a person needs new and fresh ideas flowing like a river.

Several magazines per month keeps me something fresh to read:

WOOD
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL
POPULAR WOODWORKING
WOODSMITH
* The Router Forums.com * is an excellent resource, but isn't on paper!
ENTREPRENURE
POPULAR MECHANICS
CAR & DRIVER
MODERN STEEL CONSTRUCTION (trade mag)
CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION (trade mag)
CADALYST (trade mag)
REPTILES
GEORGIA BACKROADS
AMAC ADVANTAGE
READER'S DIGEST (keeps me up-to-date on corny jokes)
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
SCIENCE
SCIENCE ILLUSTRATED
SCIENCE NEWS

* JUST FOR GENERAL INFO: Magazines that tell about movie stars, etc. are a waste of cellulose to me and my family.

Nick - Quite often you may browse magazines online or in large bookstores in the periodicals area. Sometimes, magazines are something I don't have time for - other times I use them for research - the advertisements almost always offer webaddresses. I stack them according to subject and read several on rainy days.

Like you, Nick - I love to see the "Tips and Tricks" sections in the WW mags!

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Hi Nick,

I don't subscribe to magazines anymore, just like I don't buy green bananas.......

I do have an online subscription to Fine Woodworking, so I suppose that counts..VBG.

I also have DVD collection for Woodsmith and Popular Woodworking.

So, my recommendations would be Fine Woodworking, Popular Woodworking and Woodsmith.

Anything else I can get of the WWW (this forum for example) or Youtube.

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Problem with wood work magazines and all magazines in general is that there are no new ideas it all tends to repeat but maybe I am getting old.
I do prefer paper magazines to online ones
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Fine Woodworking (pint and online)
Popular Woodworking
Woodsmith
Wood (just because I have every issue, hate to cancel now)
American Woodworker
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I get mine from the Library...whatever's on the shelf (OK. I heard that! Who called me a cheap s.o.b?)
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Problem with wood work magazines and all magazines in general is that there are no new ideas it all tends to repeat but maybe I am getting old.
I do prefer paper magazines to online ones
I agree....

I've let my subscriptions lapse one at a time, but we usually get one a year as part of fundraising.

I used to love Popular Woodworking, Wood, and Woodsmith, but Woodworkers Journal and American Woodworker wasn't bad either. Now I have Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts as it is 'different' than the others. When I cleaned house last year and got rid of a bunch of magazines, it was impressive how every 5 or 6 years the projects repeat themselves in one way or another. Of course, 15 year old tool reviews were fun to flip through!

Electronic Magazines still don't quite do it for me, I like to have a handful laying around the house, for the airplane, or even in the truck when waiting for soccer practice to finish.

There are a lot of 'freebee' magazines (Lowes has one for example) they are basically advertisement, but they have an idea or two to learn from.

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I guess I still like turning pages...something therapeutic about sitting on a bus for 1 1/2 hrs. Besides, there's nothing like having the page open somewhere close to the tools rather than wiping the dust off the screen

Thank you all for the recommendations...I'll check 'em out on line and then grab a couple...

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"I already have been defined as ODD & UNUSUAL, so I am relatively bulletproof to criticisms, so nothing is likely to "hurt my feelings"..."

I must have missed that thread

I figure a person needs new and fresh ideas flowing like a river.

I can't imagine there would be any more ideas than show up on this forum...especially those that get better with each response...sometimes it's tough keeping up with them and not enough time to get to them all...

Thanks again, Otis...always a pleasure...

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