Ones tastes change over the years, and so has my taste in woodworking magazines. I think the first woodworking magazine I subscribed to was WoodSmith, then I started getting Wood Magazine, and they were all I really needed or wanted. Then a couple of years ago, I subscribed to Popular Woodworking and now I have added Fine Woodworking to my subscription list. And somewhere during all those year, I started getting Woodcraft magazine and American Woodturner.
I haven’t kept all of these subscriptions, cause if I did, I’d be spending all my time reading about woodworking instead of doing it. So right now, I am only subscribing to Popular woodworking, Fine Woodworking, and the American Woodturner magazine. I have created a pile of magazines that I have kept for one reason or another, and every once in a while, when the pile looks a bit high, I go through them and recycle the ones I no longer want. If the magazine has just one article I really liked, I might reread it, then toss it. If it has plans I want, I’ll pull out the plans and put them in my plans pile and toss the rest. And some issues are just too good to recycle, so I end up keeping them.
I’d like to state for the record, that all these magazines are fine publications, but as I said before, my tastes have changed. Right now my favorite woodworking magazine is Popular Woodworking. I just started getting Fine Woodworking, and it is a good magazine too, but I really need to sign up for the on-line part of the magazine to really get the full benefit of the publication.
I think I would like to work for a woodworking magazine. That might be fun, after all, aren’t we all here because we love to write about woodworking?
I’d be interested in learning about what magazines you like best, especially, my friends in Europe and Australia. Please let me know what you like best, I’m always on the lookout for something new to read and learn.