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derek willis19/04/2008 09:03:00
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Olly,

You are right about Nick, in that he always answers emails, even if it only warrants, thanks Derek, Over almost 15 years I have emailed. practical, Routing, good wood and woodworker, before that i sent by snail mail, I NEVER had an answer to the hundreds of letters I sent, until now, I congratulated Ben Plewes when I met him at the Ally Pally show on the fact that he was the first to reply, and I respect him all the more for it. He is a man of the people and a man of honour.

Derek. 

Big Al19/04/2008 16:50:00
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Hi Derek I picked up the practical woodworking build your own garden projects as on the front cover it has a picture of keith Smith finishing a greenhouse (my big project for next year). I also picked up fine woodworking workshop solutions as that also looks interesting, again because after I finished my latest project, I want to revamp my workshop. And the other magazine that I bought was xbox 360. Al
Olly Parry-Jones19/04/2008 17:26:00
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Xbox indeed... I'm an Ngamer subscriber myself, although I still don't have myself a Wii yet!
Doug19/04/2008 17:49:00
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Olly bought the kids a wii for xmas, haven`t been able to watch the telly since.

It`s also a little embarrassing when your five year old can beat you at boxing, bowling, baseball well everything they choose to put on it really, oh except golf, which i will admit to quite enjoying.

Baz

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I consider the magazines from Magicalia and GMC to be prety good. In my experience I have hed replies to comments.

About 2 years ago the was an article in Woodworker about repairing a mirror dingy. An interesting article well writen. However there were some technical issues which I pointed out. I shold have kept my fingers off the keyboard because the next thing I knew I was asked if I would build a small boat for the magazine.

The project was 3/4 finished when there was a change in Editor and policy so the project was killed. So the record has not yet been put right, never mind maybee some day.

I found the New Yankee Workshop was as good if not better than any magazine and I found that I learnt a lot from watching the easy manner of (Uncle) Norm. I will get shot calling him that especially as he is about 7 years my junior.

derek willis20/04/2008 08:50:00
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Roger,

GMC are alright, and I shold point out that Good Wood was o/k under Phil Davy and Nick Gibbs, but as for Nexus and magicalia, that's another matter, except for our own Ben.

Derek. 

Andy King20/04/2008 22:20:00
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Having worked with both of them, I have to say, hand on heart, Nick and Phil are great guys - about as different as chalk and cheese in methods, but  both very dedicated in what they do.

Me and Phil still meet up about once a month for mag stuff and of course, a doughnut!

It was sad that Nick didn't carry on as editor when we were sold, he has great vision and enthusiasm, as can be seen in his new magazine or if you meet him at shows. I knew when he told me about his new venture it would be high quality.

It's always nice for me to bump into him at a show as we seem to carry on where we left off, I used to have some great laughs with him. He is definitely a top bloke!

Baz wrote:

baz wrote (see)

Dandy & beano, big kid at heart

Ah! The Beano! My first venture into the world of publishing! Apart from myself and my kids being in the Dennis the Menace fan Club (DING) I had two letters printed as well - One aged 21, the other aged 22!

cheers,

Andy

PS. I also won a blue Peter badge when I was 34!

derek willis21/04/2008 09:11:00
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Great to hear from you Andy, support fort hose who have our interests at heart is what is needed, as forNick, I felt he was definately one of us when after many emails to and fro, we finally met up when he came to me, (we only live about twenty miles apart), and his interest in all things woody are many and great, I think our Ben is in the same vein too.

Derek. 

Andy King21/04/2008 11:38:00
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Hi Derek,

I've only known Ben a very short while, but again, as you say, like Nick he is a great bloke, and very passionate about his woodwork and for this website and the mags to succeed.

We are certainly striving to give the best we can to everyone - not always easy trying to find a project/review/feature that will appeal to all, especially as we try to cater for a broad spectrum in both magazines and also keep both magazines fresh and vibrant.

Good to se we've just got our 3000th member, a great achievement in such a short space of time, Ben has worked unbelievably hard to get the website working well, and he's certainly done a great job in my eyes.

It's good to see members of other forums posting here regularly as well, this one feels like it's been running for years already, and that's a good thing!

I try and look in as much as I can, but I do miss stuff as I'm involved in the mag work, so if anyone wants to ask anything specific of me, please don't feel i'm ignoring you, it may be that i've missed it...

I'm always happy to help whenever I can, so if you need to get hold of me at any time, or i've missed a posting, my email is andy.king@magicalia.com or andy.king3@btconnect.com

cheers,

Andy

derek willis21/04/2008 12:07:00
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Andy,

I was impressed at how friendly Ben was at the Ally Pally show, (could have been because of the glass in his hand tho') I tried to get near you and your co-conspiritor Dave, but so did everyone else so gave up, anyway you put on a great ahow demonstrating.

derek. 

O.J24/04/2008 16:36:00
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I think you're right Goodwoodworking has slipped in the last year or so, i used to get it regularly my brother subscribed for years and passed on the copies for me to look at ( nowt wrong with recycling) ;>

I found that Goodwoodworking lacked new ideas and what they do have has  definately gone stagnant over the passed few months.  I subscribed to Woodworking plans and Project when they offered the Faithful planer set foc and buy the woodworker on and off depending if i'm having a good month. I like both; woodworking Plans has new and intresting projects and you get free  plans in every issue  (always a bonus). The Woodworker on the other hand is like a trusty old friend you always know what you are going to get, which i quite like... 

Has anyone ever won anything from the competitions they run, i am always tempted but never feel lucky, Is it worth a go? 

derek willis24/04/2008 16:47:00
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OJ Definately worth a go, I've got a Bosch router, £300:00 worth of cutters, finishing products, and many tools, all from magazines.

My subscription has just come in for me to renew to Good Wood but I'm not going to after twelve years.

Derek. 

Ralph Harvey24/04/2008 22:26:00
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Many years ago i used to write articles for both Practical Woodworking and there Woodturning magazine. Got a great sence of pleasure from being able to pass on ideas to other turners but the one main thing i missed was the ability to explain in more detail as necessary, how to overcome problems or explain what is meant ?

The only way this could be done then was to demonstrate and answer the questions, but this was to a limited audience.

This site is the ideal solution to all these problems if you dont understand you can ask, if it dosn't make sense someone is there to help. !

Brilliant job keep it up.!!

O.J25/04/2008 11:57:00
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Bosch Router sounds like a good prize maybe i will give em a go, i guess if i can enter online i am not even wasting the cost of a stamp !!!

Why are you not going to renew after 12yrs of Goodwooodworking, are you a Woodworking Plans and Projects convertee? ;>  

derek willis25/04/2008 12:09:00
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OJ, I also take The Woodworker, and British Woodworking, I don't think Good Wood is the one for me at the moment, it has changed so much, that is all, I forgot, last year i had an 18volt combi drill as well.

derek. 

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