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Woodturning UK Subscriber Survey

Poll closed Nov 11, 2017.
  1. Few ads with a lot of content

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. About the right balance between # of ads and amount of content

    8 vote(s)
    72.7%
  3. Too many ads and not enough meat.

    3 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. Bill Boehme

    Bill Boehme Administrator Staff Member

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    Always wanted a bug, but couldn't afford one, but could operate a straight key over 20 WPM for a while until I could afford to spend $15 for a mike. Built much of my equipment ... my first receiver was a modified war surplus BC-454 which I believe I modified for the 20M band. A few years later moved up to a Heath SB-301 RCVR and DX-60 XMTR and operated poor man's grid modulation AM on 20M. Later, after getting out of the Army I discovered SSB had displaced AM so my wonderful DX-60 was useless for voice, but 2M FM repeater operation was now the "in thing", I built an early Heathkit XTAL controlled 2M XCVR. A few years later when they came out with the new exciting digital PLL synthesized 2M XCVR and I had an actual paying job, I just had to get one.
     
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    They were called QSL cards. Postage was cheap then and collecting the cards was fun. They called it chasing rare DX (DX means distant stations). High sunspot activity increased the ionization of the E layer of the ionosphere so that stations could reflect signals off that layer and work over the horizon stations and sometimes even half way around the world if the conditions allowed multiple "skips" (reflections between the ionosphere and the earth. I had a very low power transmitter so my collection of QSL cards wasn't very impressive.
     
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  3. Bill Blasic

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    I use Pocketmags and when I bring up a monthly magazine on the right hand side of the screen there are 3 icons one of which is a printer. Click on the printer icon. I print a page then put the paper through manually to get the second side printed. I then use a thermal binding machine and thermal binders to make neat booklets for storage.
     
  4. Derek Lane

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    I get the Woodturner mag here in the UK and have noticed that there are now quite a few adverts selling equipment and the like from the USA when I last spoke to Mark Baker he said that is because there are now many on your side of the pond that subscribe to the magazine.
    I find the content good yes some is aimed at the beginner yet there are articles on some very interesting turners from around the world
     
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  5. Bill Boehme

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    The icons are there when viewed on a desktop computer, but not when viewed on my iPad. Maybe they've never heard of air printers and wi-fI printers.
     
  6. Emiliano Achaval

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    I hope you liked my articles... Aloha
     
  7. Derek Lane

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    Yes i did the use of butterflys to bridge the gap in the wood was another idea stored. I have so many ideas stored but getting around to incorporating them is the big problem
     
  8. Mike Brazeau

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    I have been a subscriber to Woodturning for almost 15 years. Enjoy the content, Mark's intro and rarely make a project from it. Also an AAW member for same length of time, paper + digital downloads. No argument with the content nor the association. Also read FWW from library, Wood Mag, Woodworkers Journal and Popular Woodworking through library access Apps on-line. If I see something useful, I snap a screeshot on my iPad, mail it to myself and archive in my database of woodturning information, organized in about 60 folders on Win 10 notebook. Have a wall covered in WW and WT magazines garnered over past 20 years.
     
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  9. Owen Lowe

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    Perhaps I found the solution to not locating my wallet crowbar… Woodturning UK offers single issue downloads for $2.99. When all you folks are buzzing about an article, I will pop for the single download.

    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  10. Bill Boehme

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    I'm not positive, but I think that might be £2.69.

    That would be about $3.55. Might need a cheater bar on the crowbar. :D

    UPDATE: I found that information on the PocketMags website contradicts the ad in the December issue for digital subscriptions. The PocketMags subscription rates are:
    • Annual subscription (13 issues) is $35.99 which is $2.77 per issue.
    • Six month subscription is $19.99 which is $3.08 per issue.
    • Monthly subscription is $2.99 which is $2.76 per issue (I'm just reporting what their website says, I can't explain it).
    • Single issue is $2.99.
    It's a confusing pricing structure, but it's the best deal. However, there is a caveat -- they have fine print that says the prices shown are for illustration purposes only and the actual price may vary. :D :eek:
     
  11. Bill Boehme

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    I have a Barnes & Noble nook which I rarely use since getting this iPad, but I checked their price for Woodturning magazine and found the following very confusing results:
    • Annual subscription is $39.99 which is $3.33 per issue.
    • Monthly subscription (whatever that means) is $2.99 per issue.
    • Single issue is $4.99.
    I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what is a monthly subscription since there is only one issue per month ans why it costs less than an annual subscription. And, is a monthly subscription different from a single issue?

    I noticed that nook apps are now available for just about every platform so no need to use my clunky really old nook tablet. This looks like a better deal than the official PocketMags subscription plan.

    UPDATE: After seeing the PocketMags website, it's a better deal than this.
     
  12. Owen Lowe

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    Yeah, it’s very convoluted. Why would anyone choose 6 months vs. single issue? (Not sure what a monthly sub is vs. single issue.) Weird math; weird plans.
     

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