It was a sad day in November when I received my issue Woodwork came with a notice that their publisher had dropped them and they didn't have plans for a future. It was a sadder day in January when I checked into their status and all indication seemed to be that they were gone for good.
Thus, today is a very happy day having just checked my mail and finding a new issue in the box! On first glance, there appear to be some changes but it looks like it is still the same great format they have always had.
What makes them great? Here is my list:
- They cover wood art, not just furniture and furnishings!
- It is written for professionals and they don't talk down to their readers.
- They have great profiles of great woodworkers/artists.
- It isn't Americo-centric, international coverage too.
- Great pictures.
The first time I saw it I dismissed it as a Fine Woodworking knock-off, but I ran across it again about three years ago and took a closer look. I found that it provides much more about what I am interested in than FW. So, go to www.americanwoodworker.co/woodwork (the magazine says this is their site but it doesn't work yet) and get a subscription if you don't already have one.