No, but just ordered it. Thanks for the headsup. The staff looks capable.
Interesting concept, no subscriptions, no advertising. I guess they just
email you when the next issue is available.
In Issue 2, there is an invitation to become a charter subscriber. Based
on what I've seen so far, it's likely worth the money.
What to prune from the subscription list is more problematic....
So what do they think will be their strategic differentiation?
BTW, I got a subscription offer from Woodworker's Journal in today's mail.
They included those free return mailing labels in the offer, as a sort of
an inducement to order.
The first line of the address, in place of my name, was 000427098.
feeling like a number....
Been here for a couple of decades now, but it's only been allowed to be obvious
for a couple of years.
Big Brother is watching.
"A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers." H. L. Mencken
I just caught a wiff (or is it whiff?) of that today. Shill
comes to mind immediately though that's based on half a
century (OK, almost) of seeing this sort of thing and having
it always come true.
UA100, who does think it can't be as bad as Woodworking For
Women, now that is a waste of good pulp...
On 26 Aug 2004 07:01:00 -0700, email@example.com (vmtw) wrote:
|Anyone pick-up a copy of this one yet?
|Would be interested in hearing what you think of it.
What *really* interested me was that they say they have letters and
comments from readers in the *first* issue.
How they do that?
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 00:14:08 GMT, "patrick conroy"
|> What *really* interested me was that they say they have letters and|> comments from readers in the *first* issue.
|Had same question about premier issue of American Router...
Similar to the first annual........
It's not _really_ all that hard to understand.
The Premier issue comes out only after they've gotten high Marx on
the Chairman and General Secretary issues. Preliminary trial-balloons
are floated under the Minister and Politburo names.
And that's the Pravda! Nothing but the Pravda.
And you wondered why the introduction of new magazines seems to be so
<<What *really* interested me was that they say they have letters and
comments from readers in the *first* issue.
How they do that?>>
The editors will usually visit places like this or Wood Central and solicit
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
Well, I've picked up several times now, it's ok. It's not
a full magazine like Pop Woodworking (who by the
way puts it out) or Fine Woodworking. It usually
covers one project in depth and teaches around that.
There are no ads, hence the "thinness" of the
magazine, but I think the projects are recycled
from Pop. Woodworking, but wouldn't swear
by it. What they cover is good stuff, hence I
keep buying it.
I'd say you could stop by your local vendor (bookstore,
newstand_ and peruse the whole thing in a less then
a minute and make up your mind.
Out of curiosity, I bought one yesterday: a Woodwooking magazine, that
is. I think it's competive with Fine Woodworking. I have mixed
feelings about advertisements. I actually like some advertisements but
I don't like too many. I often read the Fine Woodworking classifieds.
I liked the article on sharpening chisels. It says the same things you
get elsewhere but was written very consisely....
I thought the article reviewing chisels was incomplete. Why weren't
some of the high end chisels reviewed (Barr, Japanese varieties, or
the new Lie-Nielson's)? I wasn't sure what was meant by "setup time".
The back cover was refreshing -- a chisel 101 class.
Since I recently bought about 50 board feet of lyptus, I was
especially interested in the article on lyptus. The article turned out
to be a single page. I was hoping for some advice on lyptus finishes:
e.g. shellac versus tung oil, etc.
The pictures were good. Looks like they were saving money by making
all pictures throughout the magazine in black-and-white. That's not a
probem with me but maybe some folks really want color....Had they
shouwn some pictures of finishes on lyptus, color pictures would have
been a must - perhpas that's why they didn't discuss it????
I'll wait on a few more issues before to evalaute before I subscribe.
Fine Woodworking has set the bar pretty high - in my humble
FYI: It's $5.99.
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