Kelsey named editor of AAW’s Woodturning Fundamentals
February 22, 2018 | 8:36 am CST
John Kelsey

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The American Association of Woodturners has announced that its board of directors has rededicated Woodturning Fundamentals, AAW's digital publication for new and beginning woodturners, and appointed John Kelsey as its new editor. The online periodical will continue to help newer turners build foundational woodturning expertise and skills, serving as an authoritative and pertinent guide to learning the art and craft of woodturning. The editorship of American Woodturner, AAW's journal, remains unchanged.

Kelsey will produce four issues of Woodturning Fundamentals during 2018. He succeeds Linda Ferber, who founded Woodturning Fundamentals and served as its editor since its inception.

Kelsey, based in Pennsylvania, is a journalist specializing in crafts and design. He has been editor of Fine Woodworking magazine, editor and publisher at Cambium Press, and editorial director at Fox Chapel publishing. He has worked as a freelance writer, photographer, and editor since 1992, and is a founding member of the Lancaster Area Woodturners chapter of AAW.

AAW has nearly 16,000 members and a worldwide network of more than 360 local chapters representing professionals, amateurs, gallery owners, collectors, and wood/tool suppliers. The AAW possesses the single largest collection of woodturning information anywhere and its award-winning journal. See

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