I have about 80-100 back issues of FWW that I am trying to figure out what
to do with. I am planning on replacing them with the CD of the articles.
Lacking a better idea, they go to a garage sale.
Has anyone used the CD of FWW back issues?
Matthew (who is trying to minimize stored stuff...)
Unless someone has changed something, that CD is SELECTED articles, not all the
material in the back issues.
"Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and
hurry off as if nothing happened." Sir Winston Churchill
I would not be so anxious to get rid of them.
I have about 12 years worth on about 2 ft
of shelf space in my workshop - a lot less
space than some of the crap I've accumulated
over the years.
They are worth something in the non-digitized
I always considered the magazine more like
an art form than typical woodworkers rags.
If nothing else, the "Current Work" section
itself is an inspiration - not to mention the
I get Wood and WW Journal also, but there
is something special about FWW.
An old friend, who was/is trying to lighten his load, so his wife won't
have so much to deal with, when he passes to the other side, graced me with
his large collection of Fine Woodworking magazines, including a pretty
complete run of the black and white years. I was grateful at the time, and
more so, as I read the articles and columns by artists of an earlier
So find a young woodworker or two, and see what you can do. Most of them
will not have heard of Nakashima, Frid, Odate or Franks, or of the other
lumniaries of their day. Their vision, however, continues...
SWMBO ordered the CD for me last year after I mentioned it. I was incredible
impressed when we opened/ran it the first time. I had to do that to maintain
the domestic tranquility.
I am far more impressed every month with the magazines when they come in the
On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 16:46:26 -0500, "Matthew"
|I have about 80-100 back issues of FWW that I am trying to figure out what
|to do with. I am planning on replacing them with the CD of the articles.
|Lacking a better idea, they go to a garage sale.
|Has anyone used the CD of FWW back issues?
I don't know about the CDs for FWW. I tried CD versions of one of my
ham radio magazines and they suck. Trying to find anything is
If the FWW CDs are like the ham stuff and anything like their (FWW)
on-line index then you will be very unhappy.
Try finding an article that you know you saw in FWW using their
on-line index and see what I'm talking about.
Besides, who wants to sit on the john with a laptop computer?
After years of marking articles in magazines with post-it tabs and
realizing that was not going to be helpful in being able to access articles
in the future, I have started something different. I started generating my
own index in KeyNote, sorted by subject (e.g. End Tables, Bookcases, etc).
Really interesting articles and tips I scan in and then index to the
scanned files. For really large articles, or those I find of only
potential interest I only index those articles. I only index articles
that I think will be of interest to me now or in the future (if I'm wrong,
that's the way it goes). If that seems to be of interest to anyone, I
could redact the Magazine articles tab from my KeyNote file and make it
available. Obviously, the links to the scanned in files won't be of any
use, but the magazine title, volume and page will still be listed. If I
don't scan in any articles, it only takes about 10 minutes per magazine to
index the interesting articles. If I scan in any articles, that time could
go up to 30 minutes -- but at least [I think] I'll be able to find things
of interest in the future.
For those not familiar with KeyNote, check out: <http://keynote.prv.pl
Is there anywhere online that indexes FWW? I was able to download the
contents of about 18 years worth of journal articles from NLM and load
into Endnote (similar to Keynote?)
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