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Forum topic by Arlin Eastman posted 08-12-2014 09:57 PM 1596 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Arlin Eastman

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08-12-2014 09:57 PM

I just saw that at another forum

“It was posted on another forum, but the parent company that published Woodturning Design went bankrupt, and it won’t be published any more.”

I have mine until Dec 2015 and I feel they were so dishonest because they also sent me just a week ago a renewal form.

I wanted everyone to know so they do NOT renew it.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.


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#1 posted 08-12-2014 10:26 PM

Wow. Sorry to hear that. But, thnx for the heads up Arlin

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#2 posted 08-12-2014 10:26 PM

Unfortunate, I like that magazine and have only fairly recently subscribed. Maybe someone else will pick up the title/rights—-

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#3 posted 08-12-2014 10:46 PM

Thanks for the heads up, Arlin. I was considering that magazine, but it was quite expensive.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-12-2014 10:50 PM

Sounds like a dirty lot to me asking you for further payments when the end is so obviously a hair breadth away.I have heard of this before, but it stinks to hear of it happening to you.I hope they get wahts coming to them. Sorry Arlin Alistair

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#5 posted 08-12-2014 10:56 PM

There is one put out in England for those in Europe and I will subscribe to it. It comes out every months and I believe it is around $50 American dollars.

I just looked up the info from a Magazine a friend loaned me

It is called “Woodturning” and the website is—www.thegmcgroup.com
It is 2.77 pounds a issue and a savings of 30% from buying from a stand. It has from 95 to 100 pages each month and the 3 issues he loaned me it has much more info then Woodturning design.

Arlin

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#6 posted 08-12-2014 11:04 PM

Even if it is published again I will not subscribe. Once burned kind of thing.

What really upsets me is my money is hard earned (Well VA 100% disability) and it is not very much it hurts to lose every penny.
Some big shot does not know how hard it is to scrape by every month.

I did not post this to vent though, but to worn others.

Lew

It was a lot of money to me. The magazine above cost a bit more a month but I get 12 instead of 6 issues a month and it has a lot more info in it.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#7 posted 08-12-2014 11:44 PM

Same thing happened to me when I renewed “National Lampoon” magazine.

BJ

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#8 posted 08-13-2014 12:54 AM

Arlin—Thanks for the heads up. It is a shame … the content of the magazine was actually worthwhile.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#9 posted 08-13-2014 01:27 AM

Depending on the type of bankruptcy, it may not mean that they stop publishing…only that they don’t pay their debts!
I don’t know if this is the case here…just saying…

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#10 posted 08-13-2014 03:12 AM


Depending on the type of bankruptcy, it may not mean that they stop publishing…only that they don t pay their debts!

No such luck … this is a total shutdown. Pink slips went out last Friday to the entire staff, not only of Woodturning Design, but all of the publications owned by All American Crafts. I just renewed my subscription for 2 years a few months ago … there’s $60 I’ll never see again.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#11 posted 08-18-2014 12:25 AM

Thanks for the heads-up! I just issued a stop payment through my bank for a check I sent them about 10 days ago (it had not yet been cashed).

Too bad they are gone – that was a nice magazine and had some great ideas for the non-pro turners like me.

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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Arlin Eastman

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#12 posted 08-18-2014 04:37 PM

I found out that the parent company is the one that went bankrupt. Woodturning Design was making money.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#13 posted 08-18-2014 04:48 PM

I found out that the parent company is the one that went bankrupt. Woodturning Design was making money.

This is a case where they should have down-sized and peeled off the unprofitable publications. Instead, they tried to make a go out of some white elephants and took the whole company down. Sad.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#14 posted 08-18-2014 04:59 PM

I agree. I really liked that Magazine.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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