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T1747_PW2000-2013With the recent release of our eleventy-billion-years DVD (OK, it’s 19 years, and more than 9,000 pages, plus it includes Glen D. Huey’s “Finishes that Pop” video), I’ve been getting questions about where the old “extras” can be found. (The actual title of the new DVD is “Popular Woodworking Magazine: 1995-2013.”)

Before the flood of blogs and magazine extras from Popular Woodworking Magazine, a deluge that got under way mid-2007*, we used to post all magazine extras and errata on one web site page:

Now, as you probably know, we post extras for just about every article, so we have a page with links to go with every issue, always coded as a backslash and then the three-letter abbreviated month of the issue and year – or, for example.

So there you go: is where you’ll find such useful (and free!) information as plans for the “$175 Workbench” (which now costs closer to $240 – still a bargain!), a plywood optimization chart for a “German Work Box” and drawings for a sliding deadman (or sliding deadwoman, as I prefer to call it – just add curves). You’ll also find there corrections to misinformation in old issues (yes, it’s true – we sometimes make mistakes. And we try our best to fix them.)

The CD with all 2013 issues is also available now in the store (those extras are a little easier to find).

— Megan Fitzpatrick

* Our first serious online endeavor was the Woodworking Magazine blog, which I think began in 2005. Ninety-five percent of it was from Christopher Schwarz, and those posts were imported to his current hand-tool blog on our site.


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  • gumpbelly

    Not to mention everyone knew immediately that it was your blog entry. 🙂

  • zephyrblevins

    I am interested in getting the “whole set” of publications going back to ‘Wood’ magazine and other early incarnations. Would you please list the complete set of links to get that entire history. Thanks.

  • Jim McCoy

    I don’t mean to be too picky but I think the correct terminology should be “forward slash” rather than “backslash” when navigating to the online extras. Web navigation can be a pain sometimes if you don’t have a hypertext link to click on, so small, seemingly insignificant errors can make for a frustrating experience. On some flavors of web server typing a backslash in a URL can cause some really weird things to happen.


  • frozen1

    Interesting choice of terms. Do you mean antediluvian, “before the deluge”, to refer to the period before the amount of woodworking information on the web became impossible for 1 person to follow or before PWW started multiple broadcasts per day or were you just trying to raise the intellectual level of your readers?

    A loyal reader and subscriber

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