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11-05-2009 01:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: newsletter woodworking carving literature question

I have recently obtained a copy of the Woodworker magazine from July 1943. The cost of an annual subscription in the USA was $2.50!

It makes for interesting reading, with a special article on parakeet carving!

Does anyone else have any literature of a similar age, or older? If so, I’d love to hear from you.

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-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture,

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#1 posted 11-05-2009 02:12 PM

Good find, $2.50 was alot of money back then, my father in law gave me his collection of Woodsmith and shop notes, only went back to the 80s, not vintage yet but alot of good info projects.


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#2 posted 11-05-2009 02:40 PM

It is interesting, when you look at all the older publications, (pre 1990’s) you don’t see any web site addresses.
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#3 posted 11-05-2009 07:18 PM

Not woodworking magazines, but I have a very interesting Saturday Evening Post. My birth date is 8-28-1948 and the cover date on this magazine is the same. What is even stranger is the cover story is about the Skowhegan (Maine) State Fair – both of my folks and their families are from Skowhegan. How odd is that!!!


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#4 posted 11-05-2009 07:59 PM

Thats great. I love to look at those old mags.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 11-05-2009 08:47 PM

I have picked up a couple along the way I think one was in the early 40s also. I have complete collections of about 5 different woodworking magazines they take up a lot of room so I don’t know were I put the oldies .


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#6 posted 11-18-2009 01:12 PM

Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond; I’m glad that I’m in good company in my enjoyment of old publications!

-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture,

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#7 posted 11-18-2009 02:07 PM

earliest woodworker mags i have are a dozen from the early 50,s up till 63 or so. great projects if your into the 1950,s style furniture. Almost mint condition and if i remember i payed $2.50 nz each for them 2 years ago.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#8 posted 12-01-2009 09:15 AM

I have some old manuals from the 50s & 60s for my Shopsmith. Also for my 50s Rockwell Super 900 trunnion saw {RAS] Many years ago I had a job cutting in 4 dormers in an old houses attic. The area was a mess with stuff that was to be cleaned out, well I just cleaned it myself & what great stuff I found! Lots of gun mag’s from the 40s & up. The Shooters Bible 1941 & more. I even found & then given a Winchester 30 30 new in the box from about the 70s. Love the old mags, I have many old car mags as well.

-- $tudie

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#9 posted 12-01-2009 01:48 PM

That is cool!

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#10 posted 12-01-2009 04:11 PM

Since I’m not old enough to have an old collection of magazines, I’m really glad I have the internet because I enjoy looking at that stuff too. Here’s one I was looking at recently, a link to the 1914 Woodcraft.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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