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Secret sauce for your workshop, and smart gifts for the makers on your list — you’ll be smitten with our new special issue, Make: Ultimate Workshop & Tool Guide 2011. So where can you find it? And what if you’re a MAKE subscriber?

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Make: Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011 is displayed prominently in bookstores and newsstands across the U.S. and Canada, including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Books-a-Million, Chapters, Walden, Dalton, and many smaller chains and independent bookstores and newsstands. This special issue can also be found in select displays at Micro Center, Home Depot Canada, Lowe’s Canada, London Drug, and Shopper’s Drug Mart in Canada.

It’s also available for order online directly from the Maker Shed (makershed.com) in two flavors: the print edition and a PDF digital edition too.

MAKE subscribers won’t receive this special issue as part of their annual 4-issue subscription — but we are offering subscribers special discounts on both the print and digital editions of this special guide. So keep an eye on your email inbox for subscriber deals on these and other products from Maker Shed.

Happy workshopping!

Keith Hammond

I’m projects editor of MAKE magazine.


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  1. tgmake says:

    I’m a subscriber and have one question:

    Is it all new content or is it a collection of new and previously published articles from past issues?

    1. Gareth Branwyn says:

      It is a combination of previously published and new material, with content from the magazine and from online. Some of the prev. published material, such as Saul Griffith’s Ultimate Tool Buying Guide (from MAKE Volume 03), has been updated.

  2. Patrickiv says:

    Seriously? It’s not included in my subscription? I will not be milked.

    1. Gareth Branwyn says:

      It’s a separate product, like one of our books or other items we sell that are not the regular 4-issue sub to the magazine.

      1. Patrickiv says:

        I understand that it’s being sold separately. It just seems like MAKE: is trying to make a quick buck by asking extra for it. Why not use it as the next issue instead?

        1. Phlamingo says:

          This seems no different, to me, than the annual special editions I see from most woodworking magazines. Tool reviews, shop upgrades, jigs and fixtures, dream shops, Christmas gift plans, etc., all show up from the various magazines on occasion. And usually they are a mix of re-published, updated, and brand-new material.

          I don’t claim to know any magazine publishing industry insider secrets, but it seems to me that these special issues have a legitimate marketing niche (maybe someone is just interested in a “condensed” version of the magazine, and that may lead them to subscribe) as well as providing a forum for a different format. It sounds like a lot of the regular features (Made On Earth, Aha!, Remaking History, etc.) just wouldn’t fit well in a tools & shops special issue.

          And, in the kiss-up category, I intend to buy this special issue just to do my part to help keep Make from going the way of Craft.

          Speaking of which, maybe O’Reilly could do some Craft special issues … I enjoyed Craft, and my daughter deeply loved it.

          1. tgmake says:

            I agree, I don’t see any reason to expect to get this special issue as part of my subscription. I bought a copy today and Phlamingo is right, its in the same vein as a Holiday edition Family Handyman DIY tips, etc. It’s pretty cool. Yeah, if you have all of the back issues of Make you might want to skip it, but if you’re like me and you don’t, there’s some neat stuff in there. The only disappointment I had was the two on Mr. Jalopy’s garage, and that’s just because the material is so old. I would’ve like to see newer stuff from him, like the bike repair shop. The issue also seems to be targeted at a more broad, general audience, which I thought was good. If you’ve never heard of Make but picked this up, it’s a neat introduction to the community.

          2. Keith Hammond says:

            You hit the nail on the head, this special issue is similar to the annuals and specials that lots of magazines do.

            Because parts of MAKE Ultimate Workshop & Tool Guide 2011 appeared in previous issues of MAKE magazine, it wouldn’t quite work to make it a regular issue of the magazine — but even MAKE subscribers will find lots of new articles and tool reviews that haven’t appeared in the mag before.

            (We did something similar in 2007 with our Make: Halloween special issue, which you can also find at the Maker Shed (makershed.com).)

            Plus we’re reaching out to a wider audience with this special issue, confident that more people will recognize themselves and their friends as being makers like you (we know they’re out there!).

            Thanks for all the thoughtful feedback, everyone. Great idea about doing a CRAFT special … and watch MAKE for something new from Mister Jalopy. :)