Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by panlid, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. panlid

    panlid New Member

    why is when i go to buy my woodworkers magazine i feel like i am buying a porn mag? it also occured to me that you dont see any sparks magazines on tyhe shelves. is this because it is sooooo boring and unfulfilling. ive seen lots of finacial mags and maybe the sparks buy these instead;)
  2. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    My local newsagent puts the porn mags on the top shelf with the woodworking mags directly underneath.
    For some reason the male customers pretend to look at the woodworking mags then quickly pick up one of the mags from the shelf above and hold it under their arm when taking it to the counter and lay it face down so others dont see it.
    As if we dont all know!!!! ;)
  3. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    thats why the brother in law calls them woodw***g magazines

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  4. Jim

    Jim Guest

    SID, perhaps you wouldn`t feel so guilty if you were a woodworker ;) (sorry mate, couldn`t resist it)
  5. panlid

    panlid New Member

    lol.. actually im in logistics;)
  6. dewaltdisney

    dewaltdisney New Member

    I am a sucker for buying woodworking magazines but they do all tend to be much of the same stuff and I think they are too expensive considering that half the pages are adverts.

    I usually have a free read of the mags in W H Smiths whilst Mrs D is looking at shoes and clothes etc and I have to say most of the mags are not worth buying, I only bother if there is something that catches my eye, can I have it back please?

    Has anyone ever used the plans and guides to make anything?

  7. Dewy

    Dewy New Member

    I've never used any plans or guides to make anything.
    I make my own jigs by giving the idea some thought without looking at other jig designs first.
    The only jig I ever made that I had seen before was one for cutting raised panels or tenons on the table saw which was a simple channel shape that fits over the saw fence.
    My computer desk was based on the one Norm Abrams made on NYW but was changed to suit my own ideas.
    I made raised panel doors instead of the original ones he made to look like a bank of drawers and also made my own door and drawer knobs to match some quality furniture I inherited from my parents.
    Approx £300 for materials for a desk that would cost £2,000 plus in the shops cant be bad.
    You can never get plans or furniture that exactly suits your needs like you can when making them yourself.
  8. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    the best thing i did recently was an oak corner cupboard. it was based on my great grandfathers masterpiece which i have in the house, only thing is i cant carve to save my life (so mine didnt have any). the door is a three panel, the top panel is fielded and is carved with (probably william shakespeare) and a woman

    We worked out that my great grandfather finished his apprentiship in about 1894/5

    Carpentry skipped the generations until i came along, i'm really lucky to have the masterpiece
  9. freequote

    freequote New Member

    Sid, there used to be a sparks monthly titled "all you need to know to be an electrician", I bought it, soooooooo boring, thank god it was only 2 pages.
  10. dewaltdisney

    dewaltdisney New Member

    Well it looks like no one ever copies the designs in the mags. Do you think that 'innovative design of furniture' actually means 'I f**** that bit up so I made a few changes'

    My paternal grandfather was a wheelwright and had his own joinery business. He put my father into an auto mechanics apprenticeship as he felt that was where the future lay. My dad is not very good at woodwork, even though he is clever with mechanical and electrical and still pretty resourceful at 80. I have the woodwork gene but my son has not, he is just not practical and does not want to be. Roll on grandchildren who might inherit the gene.

  11. bodget&scarpers

    bodget&scarpers New Member

    i said years ago that i wood stop buying the woodworker an good woodworking,but i still do :(
    never used any of the plans,but always notice that all the tools r brand new,elu 177 an other ol tools,long since gone!! an screwfix glue and sundries!!
    an if i c 1 more photo with morticer with the chisel in the wrong way,pocket 2 the front,aggh
  12. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds New Member

    'sobvious, maybe old tools dont work

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