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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 10-03-2014 10:48 AM 1213 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2014 10:48 AM

amniunced today:

Following a restructuring of the woodworking team by our parent company, three people have elected to leave the company. October 15 will be the last day as part of the F+W woodworking community for Robert Lang, Glen Huey and Chuck Bender.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 12:27 PM

Yes, I read Megan’s terrible news this morning about 2:30 am EDT. The three best woodworking authors in PW now to leave, following Christppher Swarz a few years back when he left to start Lost Arts Press. Glen left once this year to join American Woodworker and help it fold to return to F+W. Now Megan’s the only one left to draw my attention. Who’s to write Power tooling after Glen? Or Robert Lang’s articles such as his 21st century Workbench and the like. Chuck Bender has a wonderful background in fine furniture All are such grest writers to those of us non-professionals. I certainly hope they will find their new opportunities and keep publishing.

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#2 posted 10-03-2014 02:37 PM

Seems to me that this is just another sign dealing with the downward trend in print media.
I’m only subscribing to 2 mags now, and that number will probably be cut in half at the end of my subscriptions.
I will miss my magazines ‘cause I enjoy the old school reading.


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#3 posted 10-03-2014 03:43 PM

I’ve seen the term “restructuring” tossed around many times, luckily i haven’t been ‘restructured’ out yet. When a company uses that term, it usually means a change of management came in, and thinks they know what’s best, and certain people have been deemed either unnecessary or not worth what they’re being paid, and they get the boot, or are forced out.

My guess is this is one of those restructures that, later on, they realize was not in the bets interest of the product/company.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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