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Ron Davis22/05/2018 19:46:08
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I got the current issue of GW today amd Megan tells us it will be the last as it will merge with The Woodworker. i have read the GW since it was first published and can remember Andy King 'reviewing' the screwdriver with a tedium alloy blade, any one got one of these? along with a test of doughnuts and tea bags there were the usual articles on various aspects of wood working. I also subscribe to The Woodworker, I started with the Woodturner, and continued when it merged with the Woodworker.

I enjoy both magazines, my preference for which is best swings like a pendulum!

So am I better off now they merge, obviously I will only buy the new mag but what will it cost and will the aditional 8 pages be as informative and as wide ranging as GW?


And what of this forum, once the liveliest one going and now with very few posts



Edited By Ron Davis on 22/05/2018 19:47:47

derek willis 123/05/2018 08:32:16
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GW was always the best of them all especially in the hands of Nick.

I agree with you Ron, where are the posts these days, so very few

when at one time it used to take so long to read all the new posts every day.


Derek Lane23/05/2018 09:36:46
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I totally agree about the amount of posts and have commented on this in the past. As Derek stated it use to take a bit of time to read daily posts.

Mike Jordan25/05/2018 09:41:34
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I think that magazines of all kinds are having a hard time, they are relatively expensive and seem to contain lower quality material, repeat articles, etc. Couple this to the fact that wood and metalwork classes in schools have been largely replaced with textiles and art of various kinds,workshops having been scrapped as no longer needed.

With no new blood being introduced to the hobby and the ready availability of information and how to do it articles on the Internet free of charge, the specialist magazines will probably follow the same downward spiral as the newspapers.

The practice of importing skilled workers rather than training apprentices in the trades is already causing obvious problems. Spurious training courses and imaginary "apprenticeships" abound. Perhaps the journalists can be retrained as woodworkers, according to the adverts most trades can be mastered in 6 weeks.

derek willis 125/05/2018 10:41:38
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Woodwork in your own workshop. be it large or small, being able to use your

own tools and machinery is a joy to behold, once you have experienced the

thrill of making, there is no going back, my experience, athough trade based,

was gained by asking, reading and trying out, until I could see a piece of

furniture in an antique shop or on the net and simply go and make it.

The love of wood and making will never go away.


Ron Davis24/06/2018 19:47:53
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As I subscribe to bith the Woodworker and GW I was surprised to see that I got wo copies of the new mag. I have emailed Tegan and got a very swift and helpful response.

Any body want the spare, un read an half price!


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