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RE: New Popular Woodworking Magazine - Handplanesandmore - 06-28-2020

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Popular Woodworking

And that's the right thing to do!.........Giving credit where credit's due (no pun intended).


RE: New Popular Woodworking Magazine - hbmcc - 08-08-2020

I think the article author credits are a random posting. The August copies I see may include the author, but not the issue.

RE: New Popular Woodworking Magazine - Mr Eddie - 08-09-2020

(05-23-2020, 11:52 AM)Admiral Wrote: "Look in your mirror?"  I beg to disagree.  Most people here hung on for a long time after the content started to drop, watched the editorial and author staff be drastically cut, and the resultant overall decline in the publication.  You want to blame someone, blame those responsible - the serial private equity ownership that has no real commitment to long term anything (remember WIA?), but manage quarter to quarter so they can suck out their money and leave the corporate entity burdened with debt service that is unsustainable, then put the shell into bankruptcy and sell off the name.  I've done a lot of M&A for a living, you should read up on it, you might find it interesting, here's a link pertaining to PE's involvement in  the retail industry:   https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/business/coronavirus-retail-bankruptcies-private-equity.html?searchResultPosition=1       

People are hungry for content, ideas, technique... and will support a publication that gives value; value takes investment in people and ideas, which ownership is not willing to fund.  PW is a shell of what it used to be, and they are not even giving it a proper burial.

EDIT:  Another viewpoint by Bob Lang:      https://readwatchdo.com/2019/03/popular-woodworking-corporate-owner-files-for-bankruptcy/
Like you Rich I have seen what pure greed can do to personal lives and the total destruction it can bring to an industry.  The older I get, the more that old adage rings true - "Follow the money."