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I was pleasantly surprised to get the latest edition of WoodWork last weekend. I was wondering when the new website will be up and running?
The target date for the new Woodwork website has been set at May 1 (knock on wood). We're very excited because it will provide a place to share Woodwork content with a wider audience and serve as a meeting place for Woodwork readers to exchange thoughts and ideas about the magazine and their own woodworking. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, tell us what you'd most like to see on the new site?
The Woodwork website is www.woodwork-magazine.com, and it's up and running right now. Our next issue will come out in late November. We just wrapped it up, and it promises to be one of the best issues ever!
Editor, Woodwork Magazine
Thanks for asking. Truth is, we're not sure yet.
Thanks. The magazine looks great! It has the same look and feel which I'm glad to see. WoodWork was always my favorite woodworking magazine. Thankfully, it still is.
I need back issues of Woodwork #21 and #24. Will I be able to purchase these in the future? Did AW get all of the NOS from the previous publishers of Woodwork? I checked AW Bookstore and these two issues weren't listed. Thanks in advance.
Ross Publications, the former publisher of Woodwork, has the back issues
from before 2004. You can reach them at 415-382-0580. Which stories were you
Woodwork is, indeed, a terrific publication, as good as, if not superior to, Fine Woodworking. I was sorry to hear of the difficulties that led to, at the least, the reduction in the number of issues per year. I hope that it gets back on its feet. For all of the "wealth" of information on the Web, there's nothing in my mind that beats holding a magazine in your hands. Well, videos actually do a good job of beating print and still photography. I suppose that's the main virtue of the Web. I can take or leave the rest, except maybe tool reviews, which I've come to find invaluable. Having so much information at your fingertips is wonderful, if you discount having to wade through the stuff. In the print magazine era, which is receding further and further into the past, paid editors sifted through the information and decided what was worth publishing in a given time period. This notion--the editor doing what editors do--seems quaint when it comes to Web users. Do I really need umpteen "posts"--written or in video--of how to sharper my plane blades or how to cut tenons? I like the idea of forums when it comes to troubleshooting why my dishwasher and even learning which is a durable and easy to apply finish. But, as with the rest of the Web, there is simply too much information, which is ok in itself, but ALL of it is presented at the same level of importance, with the little snippets about adjusting jointers knives sitting alongside how to do French polish. The "wattage," for lack of a better term, is the same across the board. A print magazine, with keener eyes in its production toward value, relevance and skillful packaging (writing and photography), is special, next to which the offerings on the Web are largely as neglible as the countless insects we live among. But the Web is here to stay. It does provide easy access to information of all sorts. It's the "all sorts" that bothers me, and the vast overabundance of the "sorts" themselves. I'd like to see a day where publishers of online magazine--or the online version of print magazine--gave intellectual property the same due it gets in the hard copy world. I'd like to see editors with a heavier hand--any hand--in controlling the information that goes on a site for the simple reason that the quality of the content can be raised and maintained. But, alas, with sites like YouTube, where any shmo can post the latest pet trick and adolescent lunacy, I doubt that quality is much on anyone's mind. At any rate, let's hope Woodwork stays alive. In the meanwhile, we still have American Woodworker.
I'm not looking for any particular article. I need the two issues to complete my collection of Woodwork Magazine. After I get issues 21 and 24 I'll be a 100 percent again.
Long time reader, new to the website.
The magazine is a great help, so I'm sure that this site will grow into something good also.
excuse me for jumping in to this post ... I am also looking for either a back issue of "Woodwork" magazine - or a way to be included in future issues. I'm hoping to get a hold of Doug Stowe's article "Making Desk Compartments, Techniques for cubbies, drawers, and secret boxes." which was published in issue 78 - and I understand is also being included with an upcoming annual and DVD set. I am in Australia - is there any way I can get a hold of these upcoming gems?
Looking forward to the next issue of Woodwork. I used to always enjoy the articles by Kerry Pierce in past issues. I was wondering if he will still be contributing articles in the new issues?
Nice to hear from you. The next issue of Woodwork will be on the newsstands next week. It's a special issue devoted to what woodworkers do, rather than how they do it.There's a preview of the cover story on the Woodwork website, www.woodwork-magazine.com
Kerry doesn't have a piece in the latest Woodwork, but we still keep in touch, and he may well be in next year's issue. We're planning on running an article Kerry wrote on what it's like to build an infill plane in a future issue of American Woodworker, though.
Hello - I ran across this magazine and would love to buy a subscription for my boyfriend's dad for Christmas but I can't find any links to do this. Does anyone know how I could buy a subscription?
I would appreciate any help. The magazine looks wonderful and I think he would really enjoy it.
Unfortunately, Woodwork Magazine is currently only available at the newsstand, once a year. We will be publishing another issue in December 2010.