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Does it still exist? I can't seem to find any information about the latest issue anywhere.

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I don't subscribe.  But according to the web site they are still selling subscriptions.  It's 6 or 7 issues per year so perhaps the most recent issue wasn't so recent.

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It does. I got a subscription a while back when they offered 2 years for $18. Haven’t found them as interesting or helpful as FWW, so now I mostly just flip through quickly to see if anything catches my eye. 

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I got mine about a week ago, I think I'm near the end of my subscription, I won't be renewing....... To much advertising, and I haven't found one thing I'd want to build in their magazine.

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I got mine recently as well - haven't read it yet.  I'm debating renewing - I might renew just the print version, since I enjoy actually flipping through the magazine - but they changed their electronic/online version to delivery through some app (Zinio) which I find terrible so at a minimum I won't be renewing any sort of online access.

I agree on the content - it's not just something I find all that useful anymore.  I think it's gone in a different direction since the shakeup they had a while back.

 

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35 minutes ago, RichardA said:

I got mine about a week ago, I think I'm near the end of my subscription, I won't be renewing....... To much advertising, and I haven't found one thing I'd want to build in their magazine.

What is the current issue date Rick? 

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26 minutes ago, TerryMcK said:

What is the current issue date Rick? 

April 2019  #245.    Hope that helps.

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Hmm, I don’t think I’ve received the April issue yet. Though I also haven’t checked the mail in days. 

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Yea, I let my subscription go a while back.  I found the stuff just too basic for me anymore.  I am down to just Fine Woodworking now.

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I’m just a collector of woodworking magazines in pdf format. I have years of PW them all 2000 up to October 2018. Also a few pre 2000 issues.

I noticed a steep drop in quality of PW since Schwarz and Megan left. So not too bothered anymore. I just thought it had gone to the wall when I couldn’t find it easily.

Fine woodworking is one I do still subscribe to and have every issue from #1. That really makes my OCD woodworking magazine collection complete. “Tools and shops” is the annual issue I look forward to. Always nice seeing other peoples shops.

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On 3/5/2019 at 12:24 PM, TerryMcK said:

I’m just a collector of woodworking magazines in pdf format. I have years of PW them all 2000 up to October 2018. Also a few pre 2000 issues.

Same. When they switched to Zinio I decided to not renew since I couldn't get the PDFs any more and that broke my OCD collecting impulse. To each their own of course, but I found the major decline in interesting (to me) material dated back to the departure of Bender, Huey and Lang (shame they couldn't make a go of 360 Woodworking), not the more recent departures.

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I subscribed to PW last year but like others I find its utility limited for me. Doubt I’ll renew. I did receive my print issue recently  

I get FWW (best in the business imho) and Wood. Wood is ok but if I had to choose only one I’d drop it and keep FWW. 

Taunton also sells superior quality books and plans. I’ve bought several. 

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17 hours ago, drzaius said:

Chris Schwartz has some thoughts on this in Lost Arts Press blog.

His comments echo a lot of what is happening in all types of businesses.

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