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Today's Woodworker® Complete Collection from Woodworker's Journal

Item #
48689
Rating:
76% of 100

With this one CD, you get over 200 project plans! (Yes, you read that correctly.) It's a compilation of everything, from projects, to techniques and tips, to wood science, from over nine years' worth of Today's Woodworker magazine (published 1989-1998). Everything, from every issue of the magazine, is on the CD and is easily searchable. Available nowhere else, this CD gives you all the information you need to build timeless projects ranging from furniture to toys to jigs for your shop -- and more! Whether you're building for your kids, grandkids, your spouse or yourself, you'll find a project that fits your needs.

(1) Today's Woodworker® Complete Collection from Woodworker's Journal
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Brand Woodworker's Journal
Manufacturer Part Number CD WWJ TODAY'S WOOD
Weight 0.0600
3.8 / 5.0
25 Reviews
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Today's Woodworker CD
I had the good fortune to have a few old copies of Today's Woodworker I had subscribed to many years ago. It was an excellent magazine and I jumped at the chance to have all the issues that I had missed so long ago. This CD was well designed with easy access to everything as well as printing capability. I did discover that you need the actual Acrobat Reader, as the pdf reader included with most browsers are limited in features and will not allow searches nor printing.
April 14, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Only worked on 2 plans, but everything was there for them, from hardware that would be needed to detailed plans. Looking forward to building other items, in time.
April 8, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great. Well worth the price.
January 30, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Lot of material and information at a low price
Today’s woodworker magazine hasn’t been published for a number of years, but this digital disc provides all the issues. One of the things I liked best about this magazine is that each issue contained one or more full sized patterns. The patterns are not full sized here, but you can’t put an 18”
Full sized pattern on a 6” disc. ;-)
December 9, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Very convenient layout
As a Mac user, setup was less than a snap. I read the attached Mac instructions but thought I would use Preview for the pdf files anyway. It failed with a permissions error. I then tried another non Adobe pdf reader which failed in the same way. After installing the Adobe reader all was fine. I especially like the links set up between the cover and contents pages to the articles. Other disks I have ordered of this type do not have this very convenient feature.
July 19, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
A great CD
Whoever worked on this CD deserves a raise.
July 9, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Great Collection
I enjoyed reviewing the entire collection of projects. Although I am only very interested in a subset of the offered projects, the techniques utilized and detailed in all of the articles will help me improve my woodworking skills. Thank you.
December 18, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
thanks much
July 21, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
The complete collection is great....
I have used the DVD for two projects since I got the disk.....
Very informative.
July 18, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good deal
Every issue. I was getting this until rocker bought them. On my tablet I now have all issues to browse quickly and print out the plans as needed. I found it worth the money.
June 17, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I've purchased the magazine in the past and believe the quality of this will be equivalent to the quality of the print magazine, with easy to follow plans.
John W on Oct 10, 2019
So I don't have to keep paper copies of a magazine and the ability to look up projects quickly instead of leafing through multiple magazines.
James W on Aug 2, 2019
I've purchased the magazine in the past and believe the quality of this will be equivalent to the quality of the print magazine, with easy to follow plans.
John W on Oct 10, 2019
to replace the paper books I have and missed issues
Charles B on Sep 1, 2019
So I don't have to keep paper copies of a magazine and the ability to look up projects quickly instead of leafing through multiple magazines.
James W on Aug 2, 2019
looks like a good, inexpensive source of information
greatUnknown on Apr 28, 2019
Why not complete this training with some Professional Wood Workers Knowledge, and its easier to keep a DVD player in my small woorkshop!!!
Donald S on Apr 14, 2019
price
H LEE C on Mar 19, 2019
For husband
Marta K G on Mar 12, 2019
All projects in one place
Scott I on Feb 27, 2019
CD takes up less space than all the mags. in paper form. I do have the maf<br />gs.
Michael S on Feb 17, 2019
I have all of the magazines but it would be more convenient to have them on a CD
Paul B on Feb 12, 2019
like old info. much will still apply.
B G on Feb 3, 2019
Wanted to read the whole collection.
George N. Shaw J on Dec 28, 2018
Only place I could find a childs wooden wagon
Richard M on Dec 18, 2018
Just getting back into wood working after a long lay off. Looks like a good way to get back into it.
Chris B on Dec 9, 2018
I could not pass up the opportunity to get all these plans in a single source!!
Richard M on Nov 27, 2018
A good way to get and store a large variety of project plans.
Stephen L on Oct 26, 2018
Appears to be a comprehensive collection.
Joe Ledesma L on Oct 25, 2018
Interested
Charles H on Aug 4, 2018
Just because I could
Leonard F on Jun 29, 2018
Gift for a friend who is learning
Don M on Jun 28, 2018
I like building things
Craig W on Jun 28, 2018
Love to build.
Robert B on Jun 27, 2018
Wanted to have all copies of magazine on CD
Ed W on Jun 14, 2018
Great projects with good plans
Joseph D on May 4, 2018
I've subscribed to this publication previously, and like their woodworking projects.
Full S on Apr 12, 2018
This is what my dad requested.
Leslie C on Dec 27, 2017
To get the plans for a bird house from issue 22
John G M on Oct 29, 2017
I'm retired and anxious to work on projects in my woodshop
Kenneth P on Oct 6, 2017
To conserve magazine rack space.
Donna B on Sep 29, 2017
For future projects
Joe D on Sep 29, 2017
Would like to see all of the projects.
Rickey B on Sep 28, 2017
I have many wwj magazines
John B on Sep 28, 2017
I like to build things.
Bryan D on Aug 2, 2017
I like to read
Richard D on Jul 20, 2017
I'm looking forward to researching new projects.
David W on Jul 20, 2017
I enjoy building furniture amd especially hand- crafted hand tools. Also this is a great savings onsomething that I wante but just hadn't been able to work into my budget.
Jack H on Jul 14, 2017
Looks good, price, I watch it while I'm in my shop<br />Thanks Mike
Gordon P on Jul 12, 2017
I think it is something I can use
Paul R on Jul 12, 2017
Reputation
Ronald O on May 1, 2017
1. I trust rockler.<br />2. I like to look for plans i actually would use.<br />3. I like to read about different woodworking ideas<br />4. I like the fact that this includes ALL the issues of Today's Woodworker.
John R on Apr 29, 2017
Sometimes older workshop plans use less sophisticated tools to get great reults
Allan K on Apr 3, 2017
I like having a master catalog that I can browse and find projects without looking through a bunch of magazines
Joe K on Mar 30, 2017
Good price
Ronald M on Mar 29, 2017
Lots of plans, I hope.
Fred P on Mar 29, 2017
it has 200 plans, its a better deal than buying them seperate
edward w on Mar 4, 2017
Alot of information is in a compact package
James L on Feb 10, 2017
to have a library for plans and know how with great tips for woodworking
paul r on Feb 4, 2017
Got rid of all my magazines and went digital.
Stormin on Jan 27, 2017
To discard my paper copies of the magazine.
Alan R on Jan 17, 2017
Not as happy with this one as I am with the one I bought from Woodsmith. I just getting back into woodworking.
Norman F on Jan 3, 2017
to replace the paper books I have and missed issues
Charles B on Sep 1, 2019
looks like a good, inexpensive source of information
greatUnknown on Apr 28, 2019
What plans are on the CD? Does anyone have a list of the 200 project plans?
Julie O on Jan 13, 2016
Sure would like to know what plans are on this CD. This is a question...????
BlueMax on Sep 27, 2017
Does this CD contain plans for the Civil War folding armchair?
Mark A on Mar 29, 2017
Is the disk worth the money that they are charging? To what level of detail are the instructions?
Scott on Jun 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: All of the projects in the collection are very detailed and include material recommendations (type of wood, finish to use, etc) as well as complete cut lists and in many cases full sized drawings so you can make patterns for the project being worked. There are also many pictures showing the techniques being used on the project.
Is there a digital version to download? I have no DVD or cd drive on my laptop.
Frank A on Mar 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, this is only offered as a software CD
does cd work with windows 10 ? yes or no ??
patrick c on Jul 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, running on my Win 10 system right now.
Is the 5 jigs every shop should have included?
JL S on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we do not have access at this time and do not remember off hand.
CD menu and search does not work in Windows 10. This statement was made by a reviewer, however one owner has stated that this disc works on his windows 10. Who is correct?
Phil W on Sep 27, 2017
Can this be purchased to be used as U S B drive rather than a disc?
Frank on Mar 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, this is not available on a usb drive.
Where can I get part #98120 for toy car hauler?
Bill W on Aug 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Try calling woodworkers journal. I believe that they originally printed this magazine.
Does it work with apple 🍎 sox 10?
S.r. M on Sep 27, 2017
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