WTB Fine Woodworking magazine back issues

Hi all:
I've been filling out my collection of FWW mags for a little over a year now, and I'm nearly done. Been getting many of them on Ebay, but haven't had much luck finding the remaining issues at reasonable prices there. I'm tired of searching through verbose descriptions and fighting with "collectors" who will pay anything for an early issue, so I figure I'll ask here. If anyone is selling, I'd be interested in the following (by issue number):
1-19, 31, 99, 104-109, 128, 129, 141
I've been paying around $3 per issue, and don't really care about the condition (as long as it's readable). I'm buying them to use, not to put them in little bags or to turn a profit. I'll also consider trading, as I have a number of duplicates in my own collection. If interested, email me at john snipped-for-privacy@infoave.net
Thanks in advance, John.
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Good luck finding Issue 1 for $3.
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I gonna take a wild ass guess that you aren't sincere about wishing him luck. Am I right, or am I right?
dave
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oh, for...
Sorry Dave, I held out as long as I could, but you just hit the fecal roster.
See ya.
djb
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You've got a low pain tolerance, my friend...now somebody ask me if I care that he plonked me? :)
dave
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you held out a day longer than I did
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So, your family, they gonna rent mourners for your funeral?
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This is gonna sound like a Tom Watson story. That's what I thought about as it was happening, anyhow. You see, I've been lurking here for about a year or so, and I like Tom's posts a lot better than some of the others that break out from time to time.
Issue #1, along with a stack of maybe 30 other issues, was part of a recent gift to me from an old family friend.
A month, maybe six weeks ago, he dropped by on a Saturday morning, and asked me to come over that afternoon, and bring my pickup truck. There was some wood that needed moving. I told him it would be about 4 pm before I could come, but that was all right with him.
I'd spent Friday afternoon and Saturday morning working on a couple of projects for, and with, my Dad. My mom passed away the first week of October, and, even though she had been in poor health for quite some time, it was, and remains, a challenging time for us all. When we got done, I sent those home with him in my pickup, and borrowed his SUV for a couple of days. So I was in a reflective mood when I drove the couple of miles up to Stan's place to help him move some wood.
Turns out that what Stan wanted me to do was help him clear out some of his wood stash, some of which he'd been collecting over several decades. He builds stringed instruments for the pure pleasure of the craft. Guitars, ukeleles, a violin or two, mostly for the beauty of the wood. No one in his family plays. It's just been a hobby he could manage to fit in around all of the other good things he's done with his lovely wife over the years. And now his health is seriously failing, and he doesn't want to leave her with the burden.
So we worked for as long as he could manage, in the wood storage space under his house, pulling out wonderful boards, each of which came with a story regarding where he gathered it. My wife held the door, the light, and helped me load these into my father's SUV until it was overloaded. Cherry, several kinds of oak, hickory, curly and spalted maple, straight grained cedar and fir, and pieces of dark wood collected on trips to Mexico and beyond. More than we could handle. More effort than was really good for Stan, in his condition.
But he was passing on to me a responsibility, I guess because he saw in me a somewhat (not that much, really) younger person who appreciates the art and the craft, and the beauty in the materials with which we are blessed.
So no, that Issue #1 wasn't $3. And this isn't a gloat. It is an expression of thanks for the many blessings of friends and craftsmen and opportunities.
- Patriarch (no witty sig line yet. Sorry.)
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wrote:

A local (San Diego) woodworker placed an ad in our association's newsletter offering about 20 years of magazines for free. The only stipulations were some were missing pages and that the taker had to take all the magazines. I jumped at the offer, and among the goodies were Issue 1 of FWW, along with 100 of the next 151 issues. There were also a great many ShopNotes and WoodSmith, and some miscellaneous issues of other magazines. I received this bounty about two months ago, and still haven't gone through all the magazines. Still haven't found any missing pages.
No gloat, just a story about one really nice woodworker and one very grateful woodworker.
jmac
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