Woodturning mag at Barnes & Noble......

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  1. Doug Rasmussen

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    This morning I noticed my local Seattle B&N has Woodturning again. They've had it in the past, then for a year or so nothing.

    The clerk said they have a hard time reliably getting it. They order it, but it's hit or miss whether it ever shows up. He said you are most likely to find it in one their larger stores.

    Another article by Emiliano in this August edition, Hawaiian calabash.
     
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  2. John Torchick

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    Good to know but B&N isn't here. Have to go to Chattanooga. Will check BAM to see if they carry it. I'll buy it for the wife so she can pick out some turnings for me to do- her Honey Dew list.
     
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    So glad you got a copy!! I will mention the situation to the editor. I hope you enjoy the article I wrote... Aloha
     
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    I found it too expensive after subscribing to it for many years. I just subscribed digitally. Not sure I like reading it on the IPAD. It's just not the same as holding the magazine and thumbing through the pages but it only cost $14 if I remember correctly.
     
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    The problem with buying special interest magazines in bookstores is that the distributors decide which magazines to to place in stores. The distributors seem to be only interested the high volume magazines.

    I also subscribe to the digital version and while I agree that holding a paper copy has so many advantages, it is also true that it doesn't take long for piles of magazines to become a problem. I receive several magazines digitally as well as a couple newspapers. Digital clutter isn't as noticeable.

    John, I pay $45 for 13 issues of the digital version.
     
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    I read a multitude of magazines including most woodworking magzines except FWW and newspapers digitally through our public library but still like to get Woodturning and AWT in paper. I get FWW in paper at the library. I pay somewhere between $6 and $7 Cdn for WT renewing for two years directly with the Guild of Master Craftsmen in the UK. A big hit when renewing but worth it IMHO. It usually arrives early in the month and in good condition in a plastic cover. I do have a wall of shelves covered in magazines accumulated since about 2000 and I guess they will go on the raffle table at our guild when we make the BIG MOVE some day.
     
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  8. John Torchick

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    Bill, a bit out of the budget for me.
     
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    john I justify my magazine expenses by breaking them down into how much it costs per month. Most come out fairly cheap that way and I can tell my self I spend more for lunch at McDonalds and don't get near the enjoyment I do from a good magazine. I've cut back my woodworking magazines. I use to get the mall. Now it's just the woodturning magazines, Fine woodworking and Wood. I even cancelled my metal working magazines. You can learn what I need to learn on youtube nowdays.
     
  10. John Torchick

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    John, my thing is the Five Buck lunch at DQ. I up graded the sundae and opted for the chocolate cake mini Blizzard. Not much of a McD fan. I had Wood but they kept sending renewal notices for weeks after I renewed. Cancelled it since they couldn't keep their bookkeeping straight. I get the AAW magazine and Woodcraft magazine. Online magazines are hard to read while in the small room off the master bedroom. ;)
     
  11. Bill Boehme

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    Many LCD monitors have a low refresh rate as well as lacking the resolution to work well for displaying small text. Those factors as well as excessive screen brightness and improper white balance are the main reasons for eye fatigue. High quality monitors are expensive so most bundled desktop systems skimp on the monitor. Laptop computers are often worse in this respect. Mobile devices such as the iPad on the other hand are much easier on the eyes because of their flicker-free high resolution display. Also it is easy to use hand gestures to resize pages when reading small text.
     
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    Time to write some articles again for Woodturning, then you get some freebies...
     
  13. John Torchick

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    I'm from the old school when it comes to books. I like to turn pages that are made of paper. We have people in church who use their electronics for Scripture reading but hard to write notes on the sermon on a tablet or iPhone. My aunt and uncle filled several Bibles with notes in their lifetimes. I have several Bibles in different translations including literal translations of the Greek and Hebrew that I use and some have extensive footnotes in each page. I went to McKay's yesterday and picked up six books including one freebie from the bin outside! I'm cheap!
     
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