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What is your current assessment of the offerings of the woodworking magazines? Maybe I've matured, but I've become less and less impressed. There is one local magazine that has had a nearly complete turnover of staff, new and old, in the last few years. Their objective now seems to be the newbie (which is probably the largest market is). Fine Woodworking has become ho-hum for me. After 30 years as a subscriber, I let it lapse a couple of years ago. Now I read copies from the library or e-library. Wood has become a bit better, IMO. Still sad they closed their forum. I subscribe now, but stopped long ago when their emphasis seemed to be lawn ornaments and other pukey ducks. Rockler and Woodcraft have their own in-house magazines. I read a bunch of old Woodsmith magazines and my impression was it was mostly for beginners to cobble together workshop tools rather than just buy them. Family Handyman is inexpensive, has other DIY articles and occasional woodworking project or technique article. Owned by Readers' Digest. Like most industries, there have been some mergers and acquisitions and subsequent retiring of the nameplate.
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