I get it along with HSM. I consider it to be HSM overflow. I manange to
pull one "nugget" of information out of each issue - even if I don't
build another dial indicator holder. Four dollars and change an issue is
cheap nowdays and Village Press still uses coated paper. The ads are good.
Bill Marrs wrote:
I've bought it for years. Its really geared to the beginner or those with
totally inferior machines and tooling (made in China, etc.)
But, every time, just as I'm about to cancel, there's one GEM of an article.
Something I really could use, stuff I'd never think of myself. For the
exact same reason, I lurk on this NG regularly and even post once in a
In my opinion HSM is a much better value. I got both for years, but
dropped the other a couple years ago because I just wasn't getting
much of value out of it.
One of the local book stores carrys it, so I do go down there and take
a look... if I see something in that issue that's really
new/interesting then I buy that issue. I haven't bought one in many
I must agree with the others. It seems to have stuff that is geared toward the
beginner. I look though it everymonth at the local bookstore and have only
purchased 1 so far out of 6 or 8. I would definatly not subscribe to it.
Just my opinion.
I'll agree with the statement about Model Engineer's Workshop. It was
great but is hard to find the in the USA. The focus of the (only) issue
I saw seemed to be "real" projects to do real work (in a smaller scale)
rather than some cutesy engine building article that goes on and on and
on.... You may be able to find it in some well stocked magazine shops
in the US. They had info in the mag about US subscriptions but I can'
remember how costly they were.
On Thu, 27 Nov 2003 10:02:36 -0500, the renowned "Donald"
Sez in the front of the mag.. $47.50 surface, $53 airmail to the US
They say $45.50 and 52.50 for surface/air.
But they have a special until Dec. 31 at US$42 airmail for
US/Canada/Mexico which is a pretty darn good deal (only US$6.80/issue)
"it's the network..." "The Journey is the reward"
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Can't find where I have put a later edition than 91(July)
costs $12.20 in Oz from newsagent, I am considering a
subscription which will cost about $83.50 or just over $10 per issue
8 issues per year
US subs airmail $53, surface $47.50
US agent Wise Owl Worldwide Pubs
in beautiful Golden Bay, Western Oz, South 32.25.42, East 115.45.44 GMT+8
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Howdy! The US subscription to Model Engineers' Workshop is 26.5 pounds
which is ~ $45 today. This covers 8 issues. The subscription URL is:
This seems a little "pricey" to me, but then I've never seen a copy.
For those who have seen both, is Model Engineers' Workshop worth twice
what Machinists Workshop costs?
Inquiring minds wnat to know.
If you enjoy model building either from exact plans or need ideas for
your own plans then the magazines are worthwhile.
10 years ago HSM and MW (then called PIM) were a godsend, for the
advertisements and the methods-of-work tidbits. I found the
shop-accessories projects interesting but had and still have no
interest in engines or other modelmaking.
I stuck with HSM because there are still enough worthwhile tidbits,
but dropped MW and haven't missed it. For access to learning and
other resources the magazines are increasingly irrelevant what with
the internet and the general rebirth of small hobby-oriented
Either way, I still recommend Village Press' "Shop Wisdom" series and
also in particular Guy Lautard's three Bedside Readers.
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