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Anyone else really disappointed with this month's Woodsmith? Vol 33 / No 196...

Really lacking of any real sustenance... IDK, maybe just me?

What do you guys think?

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
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I totally agree. It isn't just Woodsmith, although this months did suck. I recently built a curio cabinet and this morning I read the lighting article. It didn't tell me anything other than what I can buy. Not install, not anything. The projects look like altered projects from the past. I didn't even like the tips except the DC remote switch (I got one like that several months ago). My WOOD mag has sucked too. None of them have had anything worth reading IMO. I am not renewing my WOOD for sure. I am not sure about Woodsmith yet, but if the next one sucks too I think it's done. Conversly I have enjoyed reading the last few Woodcraft mags and FWW. Popular Woodworking hasn't been impressing me lately either. Sorry for the rant.
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Magazines are a funny thing.....some not being worth the paper they're written on,others...once in awhile are ok.No subscriptions here....occasionally will pick up a FWW,if theres content.

>Allright,above was twds OP,following is slightly off on a tangent.......so some may want to stop reading,NOW.<



Was searching for examples of a "shell carved" back panel's yesterday.You see'm alot as the interior tops of corner cabmets.Gorgeous affairs,cpl enterprising ways of goin about creating them...and it was more in this way that I was searchin for the bloomin things.Spherical trigonometry and how it can be used in everyday life.But you start with pics,right?

I swear,spent over an hour cruisin the web...oh,found some cool stuff and started studying....only slightly related to the search.Meanin,wasn't having a dang bit of luck........so just quit.Before heading to bed,walked into the library and snagged two books..........in less than five minutes had more examples,and very good text,than I knew what to do with.One book was a high $$(probably '00 vintage?)other was a cheapie(8.95$ used,1948),it was in the cheapie.Moral or suggestion......should be rather obvious,start surfin used book stores.BW

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I didn't renew my subscription a year ago for that reason
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Anyone else really disappointed with this month's Woodsmith? Vol 33 / No 196...

Really lacking of any real sustenance... IDK, maybe just me?

What do you guys think?

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
Agreed! Im having second thoughts.

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Anyone else really disappointed with this month's Woodsmith? Vol 33 / No 196...

Really lacking of any real sustenance... IDK, maybe just me?

What do you guys think?

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
No, they suck now! I won't renew with woodsmith.

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It does seem like they are running out of new content. This last issue is a bore.

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Gave me sumthing to read on the john this weekend is about it.....
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A few issues back (I think that it was about the time that Terry left.) I sent a pointed letter complaining that the current issue was about 40 pages of product endorsements and 6 pages of editorial content. (Never heard a response.)

The current issue, 196, is a real yawner.

I don't understand what is going on but Woodsmith is not remaining true to its heritage. I am fortunate to have the first 5 years or so as copies and perhaps the last 15-20 years as a subscriber. A very valuable resource is rapidly becoming just another <fill in the title of your least favorite magazine>.

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Another thought. It seems that when "Workbench" became that home decorating thing (I can't remember the new title.) that it is today is when all this "Pushing Product" started.

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Frankly I get more off the web site than the magazine. Very disappointing. I won't renew again unless it delivers something more in content and a lot less of the "go out and buy this expensive thingie" stuff.

If Woodworking is so much fun why isn't it called WoodFUNNING?

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Was at bookstore yesterday........order'd a Franklin Gottshall book.Might've paid a dollar or two more than amazon?But it supports a local biz..........anyway,whilst waiting for nice lady to process;snagged a cpl real nice books for our collection.One was a whopping 2.95$ and the other 4.95$.The cheaper one is a fascinating look at interior design from 1650-1950 in America.Its intersperced with furniture "plates" about every other page.......showing specific styles and how that relates to the text.

Its interesting because inside front cvr is a 1950'ish professional interior designers biz card,taped in.I sorta know her....well know her work,so that was a treat.Haven't cracked the other book,its a text on specifically,Southern "colonial" 17th,18th cent work.This one is broken down so that the first half is text,second half "plates".BW

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I wonder if the whole TV show and new magazine is going to their head? Or with more moving parts they're QC or time for actually producing content is lessened by all the new responsibilities. I hope they pull their heads out because I used to love this magazine.
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Anyone else really disappointed with this month's Woodsmith? Vol 33 / No 196...

Really lacking of any real sustenance... IDK, maybe just me?

What do you guys think?

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
What does IDK mean?

I periodically find that all magazine issues that I receive have no real interest to me.

Just how it works sometimes.

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What does IDK mean?

I periodically find that all magazine issues that I receive have no real interest to me.

Just how it works sometimes.

George
IDK = I don't know...

LOL! OMG!!! TTF!!!


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"I don't know"........George.

http://www.wkfinetools.com/index.asp

There's just so much reading online!Above is just a very sm example.I think theres room for printed magazines but they're in sort of an identity quandry?The main thing about monthly "rags" for me is how they're so driven by the market.IOWs....whatever the "industry" is pushing....is what their focus or attention is aimed at(think $$).BW

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The thing with Woodsmith is that it is a SUBSCRIBER supported magazine. There is no advertising, at least not something that is OBVIOUS purchased space.

As for many of the other advertising supported magazines, the golden rule is:

"When reviewing product thou shalt not say anything bad, however saying something good is not an absolute requirement."

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