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Ed Weber
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Jul 17th, 2020 at 10:46am
 
Now I've been reading FWW for years, in print and online. Over the last year or so it seems to have a bit of a disturbing trend IMO.
An increasing number or articles have what I would call, "quick fix" type of suggestions. Every thing winds up with the lasting impression that, it may not be the proper way but it'll get you back to work faster. Now this is all well and good for the DIY or Maker sites but this is supposed to be Fine Woodworking. The word Fine implies a higher level of skill and technique, raising the level of the craft, which seems to be slipping away.
I'm fully aware that we all do things behind closed shop doors  that we wouldn't or should I say shouldn't, share when teaching or instructing others but not anymore. It seems like any lazy, half-muled, quick fix hack  Roll Eyes is fair game these days.
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Reply #1 - Jul 17th, 2020 at 1:58pm
 
What always got me in FWW, was using the most expensive wood to make items for the shop. Although nice, not really needed. They did show projects that were beyond my range.

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