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BentWrench609

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I see there are two or three machinist magazines.
I'm not up to digital stuff, so that one is out.
What is the diff between Home Shop Mach and Workshop Machinist?
Which one is better for a newbie to get?
 

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I am a former subscriber to both mags. HSM had longer articles and major builds that went across multiple issues. Machinists workshop had lots of smaller quicky projects. I started with HSM because I saw a issue on a magazine stand with a model IC engine on the cover.
 

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Depends on your interest and skill level I believe. I usta get both but now only receive "Machinist workshop". Seems to have projects and article more related to what I do.
 

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I think these two magazines were owned by the same person who sold them to another publisher some years ago.

I was given old magazines of both from 1999 - 2013. As asm109 mentioned, the HSM articles are more detailed, often with dimensions. I found some articles appeared in both, but HSM had more detailed writeup.

I have not purchased any recent magazines.
 

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For a rank newbee, would MW be better, since the projects are smaller? Or would I be better off spending the money on books, or videotapes to learn?
 

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From my recollection, "Home Shop Machinist" has projects more involved and requiring more time. Not a problem if you want that. You can find many projects online that are well suited for beginners and those with less time to invest in long projects. Just do a search for machinist projects, lathe projects, etc.

I really liked both magazines.
 
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I have had both. I thought the content and publishing was better baked on HSM.
 

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I have a complete selection of both. They have about as complete machining information as any home shop machinist would ever need. they are owned by village press who also publishes Live Steam and Outdoor Railroad. I have all of the issues of this magazine also'
 

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For a rank newbee, would MW be better, since the projects are smaller? Or would I be better off spending the money on books, or videotapes to learn?
Hi BentWrench609,
as a suggestion- don't spend any money-

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there are many other great channels on youtube, but if you only watched these channels and nothing else , you could easily spend the rest of your life trying to digest their information and practices of these wise men

i wish you the very best in your quest
 
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