Extremely Average #169: Bargain Woodworking Magazines Rock!

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 06-20-2010 12:24 AM 1373 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello LJ’s,

I love reading about woodworking, especially in magazine form. There is a lot online that is great, and goodness knows I read a bunch of blogs and stuff, but it isn’t the same as flipping the pages. Tonight’s blog is about a nice find of older magazines and how I realized that they are a pretty good deal.


-- Brian Meeks,

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#1 posted 06-20-2010 01:17 AM

congrat´s with your bargain Brian
I do hope you and others find many more
magazines in the second stores

I have a little fetch of trying to collect old
books/magazines from before 1970 the older the better
as long as I can learn things from them
it goes from woodworking over tractores/steamengines
to how to do things in a maschineshop dealing with Iron
I even got an old math book
have nearly the hole serie of popolar mechanic that has come in Danish
between 1950-1970
have a lot that cover photho as well

it´s funny to read about how things was done before
and compare it with todays plastic junk

just take the radio branch what we know as goood sound
and see what they try to sell as good sound after the cd had arieved

thats for now I´m on Duty….later

take care

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#2 posted 06-20-2010 01:27 AM

I love periodicals! :)

I was recently given a woodworking book dated 1963 – I was amazed at how relevant it still is. In fact, aside from the terrible colour in the photos, I wouldn’t have known it was an old book. I think this is pretty awesome.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#3 posted 06-20-2010 03:08 AM

My neighbor “GAVE” me 36 magazines on woodworking !(Past 3 years issues) He knew I was interested in woodworking and told me he was going to throw them away. If I wanted them I ould have them. The price was right !
I also found some CD’s about building the 1890-1900 homes. These CD’s have the floor plans of all the homes that company offered back then. My wife and I are interested in buying an older Victorian home and starting a B&B, so I have been picking up everything I can on OLDER HOMES.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 06-20-2010 04:25 AM

I also enjoy reading all the older magazines. I’ve bought a few lots of them on ebay. It’s amazing how fast you can read thru 3 years of Wood magazine.

-- Derek, Iowa

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#5 posted 06-20-2010 06:40 AM

I see that I am not alone in my love of bargain magazines. I loved all your comments and it makes me want to go snooping around Des Moines’s Half Price Books.

-- Brian Meeks,

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