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Rockler Woodworker's Journal ALL ACCESS PASS for $19.95

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This is nice for the budding wood worker. Sometimes, I browse Rockler and see these plans that have individual prices on them, I never buy them. But for $20, you now have access to 1500 plans from the past 40 yrs, as well as videos, and 6 issues. They say it's over $200 value. I'll bite.

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Do they have anything that's not available on woodworking magazines or YouTube?
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Do they have anything that's not available on woodworking magazines or YouTube?
I'm going to bite. I think the real benefit is the actual drawn out plans and specific projects that are tried and prove. I would think it's a stepping stone to knowing what you need and drawing out your own plans for your own projects.
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Is this a subscription and you have to cancel later? Or is it a one time purchase?
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Is this a subscription and you have to cancel later? Or is it a one time purchase?
One year subscription
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I can access current and back issues through my local library but I'd be interested in the plans that might be available through this offer. Anyone know if they can be downloaded separately or are the plans what may have been included in the magazine over the last 40+ years.
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Anyone know if they can be downloaded separately or are the plans what may have been included in the magazine over the last 40+ years.
I agree with bigsmooth. For those that have bought already, can you save the past issues/plans? If I can download and offline save the plans for future projects, then it's definitely a big thumbs up.
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Thanks, hope I can get the back issue plans. My first issue with the Adirondack chairs is in front of me, but there is lots of snow, so I'm not looking at it yet!!
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There are Full Plan PDF's you can download and save... Other Premium Projects are more web articles... But i just hit the Print Option on the page and then save as PDF. Guess that will work for archiving on my PC.
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I think my folks got me this for Christmas only it was on a thumb drive... And it requires Windows 10... And needs to install something... Here I'm a fool with a chromebook. Does this also require a Windows 10 client?
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I wonder if this includes the Today's Woodworker archives.
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Any idea when this expires?
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Any idea when this expires?
Same question. How long is this pricing good for?
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A little review...

For $20 which includes 6 physical issues, I can't complain, but it's not as easy to search as I thought it would be. They say 1500+, but I think only a fraction of that is in downloadable format. In the Premium Plans section, they only have 11 pages with 10 items in each page, so that's 110 plans. For the rest, I think you basically have to browse the 40 yrs of past issues.

Rockler has a section of over 300 individual Woodworker's Journal plans you can buy. Keep in mind Rockler and Woodworker's Journal are two separate websites. They have a relationship with Rockler who sells their plans. So initially, when I subscribed, I thought I could browse Rockler for something I like, then go into my subscription at WJ and download it. I figured you could easily searh the same plan at WJ by typing in the title or Rockler product item #. Well, not quite like that. It doesn't work the way I had imagined. If you see something you like at Rockler, and it's not part of the Premium Plans section at WJ which, as I've mentioned above, currently only has about 110 plans, you will need to browse all those 40 yrs of back issues. These plans are basically taken from those back issues. So it will be like searching for a needle in a haystack unless you email Woodworker's Journal and ask them specifically, "In which issue is this plan?" That's what I did and they pointed me to the right issue. And when reading the Magazine, you can't download the plans. The onscreen reader is nice though, and all you have to do is capture or print screen to save what you want. Because of the reading software they use, you can't print to PDF, unless someone can figure it out and share.

If you want to get a feel for what the magazine will look like on your computer. Go to this sight, this is the exact reading software they are using: https://issuu.com/. Choose an example, and click full screen. It's pretty nice. You'll notice a "download" option for the samples at issuu.com, but there won't be an option for the WJ magazines. Like I said, you'll need to print sreen. BTW, I realized I've introduced a 3rd website and could potentially make things more confusing. Issu.com is only a software that I guess WJ has licensed to use. When you subscirbe to WJ, you won't be visiting issuu.com for anything. But BTW, issuu.com is a source in itself. If you search woodworking stuff, you can find many free magazines.

Hope this helps a little.
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Anybody want to split a subacription?
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