A small plumbing crisis (that’s redundant) brought me to the Depot today. I stopped by the magazine rack to see what was new in FWW magazine. My subscription has lapsed and I’ve been too lazy to re-up. I’ve always liked FWW. I like woodworking and I like ww magazines. I like articles about things I don’t do and may never do. I recall a good one about tuning up a bandsaw. I used one of those once and really wasn’t all that impressed with it for the job I was doing. I may never use one again. But it was a good article. That’s the way I feel about ww magazines. I think they are a cheap source of information and inspiration.
While at the magazine rack at the Despot, I saw the FWW/FHB “Tools 2010”, a yearly tool review issue. The hand tool section consisted of clamps, paint brushes and something else I thought was equally pointless. I guess I can kinda see why hand tool people feel they get short shrift from FWW sometimes. Otherwise, I think they make too big a fuss.
Long story short, FWW wasn’t on the rack. In it’s place was the latest issue of PW! I’ve never seen PW at my local Lowe’s or Despot’s and I was impressed. Has anyone else seen the switch in their local home center?