History

 

A Brief History of the More Woodturning Magazine

Fred Holder
Fred Holder
Dennis Daudelin
Dennis Daudelin

 

The first issue of the More Woodturning magazine was published in October 1996 by Fred Holder, with all material written by him. It was a 12-page tabloid publication with black ink only. It was originally published monthly and then in 2001 it became 10 issues per year when Fred and his wife Mildred began to travel and demonstrate internationally. It was converted to a 40-page black and white magazine in 2005 with an electronic version in full color available over the Internet. In May 2014, Fred converted the magazine to a fully electronic edition (pdf format) available only over the Internet.

In 2015, Fred decided to retire from magazine publishing, and looked around for someone to carry on the legacy of the magazine. That person was Dennis Daudelin, who had maintained the web site for several years. Dennis has been very active in the woodturning world since 1998 when he sold his computer company and retired. He also runs the woodturning web site, Woodturning Online.

Dennis began as publisher and editor with the May 2015 edition of the magazine, and spent the next few months conducting a survey of existing subscribers and discussing magazine approaches with members of the woodturning world.

More Woodturning Magazine is now a fully-interactive, online publication available to subscribers on the first of each month. It has nine main sections: Editorial, News, Tutorials, Articles, Events, Q & A, New Products, Product Reviews, and Meet the Turner. It is supported by sophisticated computer software that allows subscribers, writers, advertisers, and staff to easily interact with both the magazine and the supporting website.