Does anyone have the actual URL for Woodwork magazine? I've tried the
obvious and the word "woodwork" is so common, search engines return 88
kajillion entries - and not one is the magazine.
Do they not have a web presence?
Actually, the OP asked about Woodwork magazine, not American Wooddorker.
Two distinctly different magazines. Woodwork caters to higher-end projects,
serious hobbyists and professionals, while AW is geared towards being a
copycat ad-rag and a mouthpiece for Reader's Digest. Mostly useless, unless
you're a rank amateur who hasn't been exposed to the other publications
available to woodworkers.
Just my opinion.
Wow, second time today I've gotten smacked publicly for providing my opinion
on this newsgroup. I wonder if everyone who posts their opinion on
something gets treated like this?
Hypothetical. The answer is no.
I didn't chastise anyone. The original poster asked about Woodwork
magazine. Woodwork does not, to my knowledge, have a substantive web
presence like most of the other woodworking magazines. I assume that Mr.
Vonk *thought* the OP was talking about American Woodworker magazine. I
clarified the question, and then gave my own opinion of both magazines,
based on my experience.
Nobody asked me for that opinion, but I gave it anyway. If you don't like
it, tough shit. That's the nice thing about newsgroups, I guess. If you
disagree with someone, or have an opinion, you can say so. What bothers me
is that twice today, I've been insulted for it.
Hey, nothing personal, do not take me seriously. It just seemed a little
strange and could not resist, that's all. I do it all the time, so let me
state it clearly: Sometimes I write pretty hypocritical things myself.
Don't count my shoot-from-the-hip comment as an insult.
Good afternoon Jon,
I think this can be best described by the (they ought to be) famous words of
Tom Watson " ... There is an idle sort of meanness. There is a foolish
disrespect. There is a graying of the flesh and a chilling of the heart."
as his answer to a question about the klown hammer.
There are many sorts of people visiting the wreck ... some who offer
intelligent discussions to woodworking topics as their mainstay, and some
who ask good questions (ones a google search or a quick look through the
latest woodworking magazines can't quickly resolve).
There are those who offer their humor, in it's many forms. Some find wide
acceptance and requests for more (do you hear me Tom?), others quietly get
Then there are the "me too" types who have little to add, yet feel compelled
to reply none the less. Annoying, but easy to filter since they seldom offer
any unique insight to a discussion. They are most obvious for their complete
quotation of a lengthy discussion with a four-word (or less) comment buried
at the bottom. They also subsidize the "top-quote vs bottom-quote" frenzy
that breaks out from time to time to time to time to time.
Coming in close to the bottom are those who enjoy ... nay, thrive on yanking
the collective shorts of the wreck residents and giving a mighty heave-ho
either for the momentary glow of seeing just how many people they can piss
off, or for that wonderfully mysterious smell that remains on their hands
for having perhaps dipped a little deep below the beltline. These people
excel in perhaps only one thing ... irritating others. Names need not be
dropped, fingers may remain unpointed ... fact is, we know them, they know
them, and they know we know.
Bottom of the heap are those who don't even try to yank ... they just drop
their scatological missives and measure their gain by the amount of noise
Boorish as it may be to get called down for offering your opinion, at least
you are getting feedback. I determined that there are a number of people who
read and maybe even appreciate, yet don't say anything out of the common
sense teaching that if you have nothing to add to the conversation, keep
your mouth (and/or fingers) quiet. Unfortunately, it looks like you hit a
solid vein of bottom and next-to-bottom feeders. They're hungry. You know
what bottom feeders eat, don't you? :-)
Hang in there Jon, and keep posting.
It appears that Woodwork Magazine is published by Ross Periodicals, Inc.
There is a www.rossperiodicals.com, but the site has not been built yet.
They do have an email address at email@example.com for editorial
contributions, and a phone number (415) 382-0580.
The magazine is hard to find in the San Antonio, Tx area, so I finally
subscribed. They occasionally have some great articles on methods of work,
such as inlay and methods for cutting compound miters.
Just subscribed myself. I've never seen it in Milwaukee (though I'm
sure to be quickly corrected by my fellow grieving cheeseheads) and
used copies on EBay go for premium prices.
The lady who answered the phone took the order, and I didn't hear any
computer clicking noises as she did. Must have been a pencil and
I also confirmed, as others have stated, that they have no website. I
would hate to calculate how much revenue they've lost from that
If you call now, you will get your first issue in late March (June
issue). One year (six issues) is $17.99, same as through Amazon.com.
Two years was $33 or $34, so no big savings.
firstname.lastname@example.org (edfan) wrote in message
There doesn't appear to be any web presence
but I did find the publisher's information.
Ross Periodicals Inc.
Woodwork, Circulation Dept.
Ross, CA 94957 U.S.A
Phone : (415) 382 0580
Fax : (415) 382 0587
I'm not familiar with Woodwork magazine but the
reviews lean to the artists that work in wood.
Their automotive related magazines are quite
good so I would expect no less for Woodwork.
If you DAGS for "woodwork magazine" in quotation
marks you will get hundreds of links to subscribe
and reviews to read.
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