Popular Woodworking Magazine has been bought by the largest magazine publisher of the world, the parent company of Woodsmith magazine, an division of Active Affiliates. The sale price was $1 million dollars, according to court documents. The magazine has always been controversial since it is published by the largest publishing company in the world. Many people questioned the decision to sell the magazine to a small magazine publisher with such tremendous resources.
Woodworking magazine has been controversial since it was first published. Some people commented that woodworkers who actually build woodworking models are not interested in learning how to read woodworking magazines and design plans. They wanted to learn from reading magazine articles and design plans without any reference to how they were going to build their model. Most woodworkers actually feel that woodworking magazines and designs are just not for them and they do not want to waste their time reading articles and information that was not relevant to them.
Woodworking magazine wanted to keep their readers informed about new technology, new patterns, and the newest techniques that were being discovered by professional woodworkers. The problems began when they started giving tips and advice about how to build a woodworking project without following the plans or reading the instruction manual. It became controversial because many woodworkers got into the “I don’t have enough experience” mindset. When a new technique was presented in a woodworking magazine article, this new technique may not work as well as the beginner would suggest. So the beginner would try that technique only to find out that he or she was doing the wrong thing.
Woodworking magazine started to do some research on the state of the industry and found that there was a big problem with beginner woodworkers attempting to build complicated projects that required expensive tools. It was found that most of the techniques presented in woodworking magazines and books were not applicable to most beginner woodworkers. The solution was to publish more advanced woodworker techniques that would be more useful to the beginner and give the woodworker more confidence. The goal was to publish woodworking magazine content that would be both informative and instructive.
Today you will find that woodworking magazine is still trying to accomplish this. They have done a lot of research in the last year and have many more techniques than they did twenty years ago. The most exciting addition to the magazine is that they have added an Expert Column to the magazine. This is where woodworkers that have a lot of experience share their opinions on projects they have worked on and there descriptions of the techniques they used. It gives the novice a more detailed look at the woodworking techniques.
Another interesting addition is the Online Page. This allows the woodworkers to go online and learn from another professional woodworkers. It gives the beginner a chance to get some advice and tips from a professional that has been successful in his or her techniques. Some times it can be hard for a beginner to understand some of the more complicated woodworking techniques. These online experts can help by giving beginner tips and tricks that the beginner can use and understand. Many woodworking magazines do have an Expert Column but are they really any good?
The truth is that no magazine is perfect and I don’t believe woodworking magazine is perfect either. What it does have is a huge variety of information, tips and techniques from which the beginner can choose from that will help them become more successful. I have been reading woodworking magazine every since I started out fifteen years ago. I have had many tips and techniques that have helped me become a successful woodworker.
Every issue of the woodworking magazine will have some great advice and tips that will help the beginner become a successful woodworker. When choosing the magazine go for the one that has the best price. You do not want to spend too much on a magazine that only has good basic information and techniques. It is not going to be worth it and you might end up buying several of the same woodworking magazines each month to keep up with the newest techniques and tips.