I know we’ve mentioned Taunton’s Fine Woodworking magazine archive before, but as each year’s updated version comes out and we receive the inevitable promotion emails, we always wonder: How does the magazine stay in business when you can buy the huge archive so reasonably?
Seriously. 208 issues would include enough projects and tips to keep you happy in the wood shop for many years, if not the rest of your natural life. And though $150 can be hard to dig up, consider this: A single year’s subscription (in the US and Canada) will run you $35, and that gets you just seven issues. That’s just under $5/issue as their real price is one of those just-under-the-dollar numbers we automatically round up on Toolmonger.
Order ’em in digital form on DVD and you’re looking at less than $0.75/issue. Plus, you can perform searches without digging around in a pile — or wondering if you finally threw out that issue because you needed the shelf space back.
Anyway, regardless of the future of paper magazines, this still seems like a killer deal to us, especially for the younger crowd which probably won’t get access to the December 1975 issue any other way.