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July 2007: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • July Website Special
  • Hot Tip of the Month
  • Turning Tip of the Month
  • Subscription Information


Hello and welcome to all of our new U.S. and International subscribers! This is the eighth edition of Lathe Talk, a free monthly newsletter (e-zine) for subscribers of Steve Russell’s “Woodturning Videos Plus” woodturning website. This newsletter will be delivered on or about the first of each month to the email address you indicated on your sign-up form. Back issues of this newsletter are available here to subscribers.

Lathe Talk will offer tips and tricks to make your woodturning easier and more productive. I’ll also show you ways to save money in your studio, so you can stretch your hard earned money. In addition, we will periodically offer subscribers only specials on our videos and e-books. If you like this e-zine, please do a friend and me a favor by forwarding it to them. If a friend DID forward this to you and you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting our subscription page.


Woodturning Videos Plus Website Update

New Content Added to Our Library: Turning Spring-Loaded Key Rings - Key rings are simple projects to turn and are a good introduction to the basics of spindle turning on a mandrel for new woodturners. This article will give you complete step-by-step instructions for turning these popular projects. Now you know what you can do with all of those small exotic wood scraps that are laying around your studio!

Link Request: If you belong to a woodturning club or association, please consider asking your Webmaster to add a link to our website's free educational library. There are currently 21 articles in the library, covering beginner to advanced topics. In addition to the text and photos in each article, we will adding video segments to selected articles in the very near future.

Please help us to share this valuable learning resource with other turners in your woodturning clubs, associations, or on your own website links page. The direct link to our educational library is shown below:

http://www.woodturningvideosplus.com/woodturning-education-articles.html

Main Library Page URL Changed: We recently changed the URL page for our free woodturning educational library. Please update your bookmarks and website links to reflect the new page.

Boiling Green Wood Article Page URL Changed: We also changed the URL page for my article on Boiling Green Wood To Reduce Drying Defects, located in our educational library. Please update your bookmarks and website links to reflect the new page.

We hope that these changes will make it much easier for woodturners to find these important educational pages when performing search engine queries.

Woodturning Videos Plus Blog: For our new subscribers, we have a free Blog/RSS feed on our website. You can keep up with any changes made to the website including new product releases, new additions or updates to the education library, e-zine mail out dates, special news and much more. It's easy to subscribe to our blog. For additional information on what a Blog is and how it operates, check out What is RSS?


July Website Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 discount off my Volume #2 e-Book and DVD Video Combo pack. For the month of July 2007, you can save an additional $5.00 off the current sale price of $40.00 on any Volume #2 e-Book and DVD Video Combo pack.

The DVD demonstrates all the steps necessary to turn an elegant writing pen. Steps include blank selection and preparation, gluing, drilling, milling, mounting, roughing, finish turning, sanding, multi-step finishing options, assembly and more. Bonus features include my bandsaw resharpening protocol.

The e-Book covers woodturning techniques on a broad range of subjects. Topics include how to find free wood, drying green wood, processing logs and perfecting various finishes. Sharpening your turning tools, shear scraping, resharpening bandsaw blades and boiling to reduce drying degrade (part two) is covered. Volume II articles include more than 60,000 words and 450 pictures.

You can view the book on your computer monitor or print individual pages, chapters, or the entire book with your computer printer. Our e-Books are compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems.

With your special discount, a copy of my Volume #2 Combo will only cost $35.00, plus postage (and taxes only if you live in Texas). That's a savings of $5.00 off the current sale price of $40.00 and $10.00 off the regular price of $45.00.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 103 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends July 31, 2007 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk. Full details on the contents of my Volume #2 e-Book and DVD Video Combo Pack is available here.


Hot Tip of the Month - Chainsaws, Getting The Most From Your Saw

Learn how to get the most from your chainsaw when you're processing green wood logs and turning blanks. Includes tips for chainsaw maintenance and cutting. To view the full article, click the link below.

Chainsaw Tips: Getting the Most from Your Saw


Turning Tip Of The Month – Lathe Drapes Make Your Life Easier!

Lathe drapes can protect your lathe and make clean up easier. Using these simple drapes makes your lathe clean up at the end of the day a snap. To view the full article, click the link below.

Lathe Drapes Make Your Life Easier!


Closing Thoughts

A Big Texas Thank You to all of our new and existing subscribers! Our subscriber membership continues to increase by leaps and bounds every month. We're proud of the fact that "Lathe Talk" is distributed to professional and hobby woodturners in many parts of the world. If you have any suggestions or topics for Lathe Talk, or any other comments, please let me know.

Also, please let your woodturning friends know about my newsletter and encourage them to subscribe. Working together, we can make Lathe Talk a valuable educational resource for woodturners around the world. Take care and let me know if I can help you with any of your woodturning questions or challenges.

Steve

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