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August 2007: Inside This Issue

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


A warm welcome to all of our new U.S. and International subscribers! This is the ninth 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

Email Address Change Link Now Working: We were notified recently by a subscriber that the link for the email address change at the bottom of this e-zine contained an error that prevented the update screen from loading properly. This problem has been corrected and all of the links at the bottom of this e-zine are working properly now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you if you tried to change your email address recently. If you need to change your email address at any time, simply click on the link at the bottom of this e-zine and you can submit your new address. Thanks!

New Woodturning Tips Library: We have added a new educational library for woodturning tips and tricks. This is our second educational library and it will feature selected archived articles from early editions of Lathe Talk, as well as new tips and tricks about woodturning tools, tool reviews, product test reports from my studio, finishing tips and more. To check out our new tips library, point your browser here.

New Photo Thumbnails Added To Our Educational Libraries: We have added small photo thumbnails to the directory page in our main educational library and our new tips library. These changes will enhance the look of the pages, as well as make it easier to visually scan for the article you're interested in reading. To view our new page layout in the main library, point your browser here.

Bandsaw Blade Resharpening Video Segment Added: As many of you know, I have been resharpening my dull bandsaw blades for years. The protocol I developed uses a small high-speed Dremel rotary tool, in conjunction with an abrasive or diamond cutoff wheel to resharpen the dull bands. "How to Easily Resharpen Bandsaw Blades" has now been enhanced with a 72 second video that shows exactly how I use a Dremel tool to resharpen my dull bands. To read about my bandsaw resharpening protocol, or to watch the video segment, point your browser here.

More Features Coming Soon: We will be adding more articles, tips and video segments to our educational libraries in the near future, so check back often to keep up to date on our latest content enhancements. We want to build one of the best resource libraries on the Internet for woodturners. Let us know what you would like to see and what we can do to build a better educational library.

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?


August Website Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$10.00 discount off my Volume #1, #2 and #3 e-Book and DVD Video Super Deluxe Combo Pack. For the month of August 2007, you can save an additional $10.00 off the current sale price of $90.00 on any Volume #1, #2 and #3 e-Book and DVD Video Super Deluxe Combo Pack.

With your special discount, a copy of my Super Deluxe Combo will only cost $80.00, plus postage (and taxes only if you live in Texas). That's a savings of $10.00 off the current sale price of $90.00 and $50.00 off the regular price of $130.00. This combo pack includes my Volume #1 and #2 eBooks, plus my Pen Turning DVD Video from Volume #2 and both of my Bowl Turning DVD Videos from Volume #3.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 3245 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends August 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 Super Deluxe e-Book and DVD Video Combo Pack is available here.


Hot Tip of the Month - Thermally Transferring
Photocopied Images Onto Wood

Learn how to use a wood burner to transfer photocopied images onto the surface of your woodturnings. The transferred image can be used as a guide for burning, carving or other embellishment work. To view the full article, click the link below.

Using a Woodburner to Thermally Transfer
Photocopied Images Onto Wood


Turning Tip Of The Month – Tips for Working With Antler

Learn how to turn deer antler writing pens. Lots of tips and tricks are included for working with this alternative material on pens. To view the full article, click the link below.

Tips for Working With Deer Antler


Closing Thoughts

New Features On The Way: We've been working hard learning all of the programs in the new Adobe Creative Suite CS3, Web Premium Edition. Look for new enhancements to the website and Lathe Talk in the coming months as we incorporate new features and programs to serve you better. We're committed to continuous improvement of our website and Lathe Talk and we're glad to have you as a subscriber.

We're Growing By Leaps and Bounds: Thanks to all of our new and existing subscribers for our record setting pace! Subscribers to Lathe Talk have increased more than 450% in the last few months. We're proud of the fact that Lathe Talk is now being distributed to professional and hobby woodturners all over the world. If you have any suggestions or topics for Lathe Talk, or any other comments, please let me know.

Help Us Spread The Word: Please let your woodturning friends know about my Lathe Talk newsletter and encourage them to subscribe here.

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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