Favourite woodworking magazine

Canada
January 31, 2007 8:25am CST
What is your favourite woodworking magazine? I enjoy reading 'Fine Woodworking', though I find that most of the articles are written for a skill level that is beyond me right now. I also like 'Shopnotes' and 'Woodsmith'. They have good projects with detailed plans and cutting diagrams (available on their websites). Occasionally I pick up 'Canadian Home Workshop' and 'Workbench'.
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
31 Jan 07
My husband is great at woodworking projects, when he has the time to do it. He made many of our Christmas presents this year. I saw very little of him all month of DEC. He was either at work or in his workshop. It is for this very reason that I joined mylot. I am working hard to make the money to purchase him some new woodworking tools. I got him a new planer for Christmas with my gather.com homedepot gift certificates. Do you get the lowes workshop magazine. It is free and you sign up for it at Lowes.com. It has lots of patterns in it. The last issue had a pattern for a chest that I dearly love. Workbench is another good mag.
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• Canada
31 Jan 07
We don't have a Lowes around here, but if the mag is free from the website I'll check it out. Thanks for your post!
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I've always liked 'Workbench' magazine. They have some awesome projects in it that aren't too much for me to tackle. I'm hoping to set up my shop better this spring so I can get some more projects going. The hardest thing I ever did was a rolltop desk. Whew! I won't tackle anything that hard again, it took forever! I'll have to check out and issue of 'Shopnotes' and 'Woodsmith' the next time I go to the library and see if I like them and can get some good ideas.
• Canada
31 Jan 07
Whew! You're well ahead of my skill level to even think of tackling a rolltop desk! I'm also hoping to reinvent my workshop this spring. I tore out the workbench last fall because it wasn't in the best location, and I want to insulate my shop. Then I can start relocating my tools and set up my new 15" bandsaw. I like 'Shopnotes' and 'Woodsmith' because they are printed on much heavier paper and are hole-punched for three ring binders. This makes them durable in the shop environment.