Monday, February 27, 2012

Popular Woodworking

Popular Woodworking (1-year)

Popular Woodworking (1-Year)

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Issues: 7 issues / 12 months

Availability: Your first issue should arrive in 6-10 weeks.

Average customer review:
(11 customer reviews)

Product Description

POPULAR WOODWORKING has everything woodworkers need to develop their skills. Woodworking essentials from A to Z are covered. Topics include routers, lathes, joinery, table saw use, and more. Every issue includes inspiring projects that build your skills and make your shop time more rewarding. Articles about technique and finishing methods are written by professional woodworking experts. Tool reviews are based on shop tests that arm you with the knowledge you need to make smart buying decisions.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #185 in Magazine Subscriptions
  • Formats: Magazine Subscription, Print
Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
4One of the Best
By Bob Key
This magazine surprises me. It looks like just another mass media pulp magazine, but it's really solid on the inside. These guys actually go to the shop and do woodworking. They are enthusiastic, thorough, honest, and funny. The articles seem to aim toward the moderately experienced amateur, but there's plenty of stuff for beginners. And the price can't be beat. This and Fine Woodworking are my favorites - put them together and you have everything you need.

38 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
5Popular & Practical Woodworking
By R. Miller
While I appreciate tool reviews and tips and techniques for woodworking, what I like most in a woodworking magazine are projects which I find interesting and attractive. I have found Popular Woodworking to be the woodworking magazine that meets my expectations in this area.

Yes, there are tool reviews, which are particularly useful when considering the purchase of a new tool (with prices these days, we need all the help we can get) and there are plenty tips and techniques.

But I do enjoy the projects the most. Don't get me wrong, not every issue has a project I want to tackle (thank goodness, or I wouldn't get anything else done), but I will usually find something that I want to make or that illustrates a method of work which will help me with other woodworking projects. Also, the projects are not just limited to pieces of "fine" furniture, they also include things like functional outdoor woodworking and practical furniture.

This is one of only two woodworking magazines to which I regularly subscribe. If you like woodworking projects, you may like this magazine.

37 of 41 people found the following review helpful.
4Popular Wood Reading
By Marc Ruby™
It's very easy to write off Popular Woodworking without even reading it. One tends to assume that it is going to be the Readers Digest of woodworking. One imagines countless overly simplified articles on how to build bookcases or select the right shop vacuum. Actually, this couldn't be further from the truth.

Admittedly, Popular Woodworking is not a high-end magazine. It is for the moderately funded woodworker who wants to get the best out of his or her tools without a huge outlay. It's also for folks who like a wide coverage of the woodworking field. Plans, tools, jigs, wood, techniques, and workshops.

In going through a recent issue repeatedly, I kept finding little articles that I have missed on earlier readings. This is a compliment to the editors in that they try to answer many needs. On the other hand, it indicates that magazine layout and structure is a bit haphazard and cramped. You just have to keep perusing it until everything sinks in. Take the time to do so and I think you will agree the Popular Woodworking is worthwhile reading.


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