F+W Publications | 2004-2009 | PDF | 16 issues | 255 Mb
Articles are quite in-depth, with easy-to-follow illustrations
Nearly every issue includes a couple of step-by-step projects, tool reviews, and finishing tips
Letters to the Editor and Shortcuts sections are full of useful ideas
Only printed four times a year (twice a year prior to 2008)
Interior illustrations in black-and-white; color images would be better when discussing finishes
Each issue contains at least two in-depth articles covering a project or woodworking technique.
While all images in the magazine are in black-and-white, they are numerous and very helpful when learning a technique.
Most issues include a glossary, covering any terms found in that issue that may need to be defined.
Guide Review - Review of Woodworking Magazine
Woodworking Magazine is a very well-written, descriptive quarterly dedicated to teaching some of the finer aspects of woodworking. After opening the Autumn 2007 issue, complete with a 16-page set of instructions for building a 19th-century cabinetmaker's workbench, I found it difficult to put the magazine down.
Nearly every issue includes reviews of a specific type of tool, typically followed by an article on how to better use this type of tool. You'll also find an article on perfecting a specific type of finish, letters to the editor, regular columns and reader-submitted tips. Even the back page is loaded with great information, laid out like a reference chart on a specific woodworking topic.
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