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September 2007: Inside This Issue

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

Welcome to all of our new U.S. and International subscribers! This is the tenth 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 September Update

New Website Email Address: Our old Internet Service Provider (Time Warner) was sold to Comcast in my area, which means we've had to change all of our email addresses to Comcast. Please change your address books to reflect our new website email address: Feel free to use our master email address for any general emails about our products, questions about the website, or any woodturning related questions you may have.

New Personal Email Address: My personal email address has also changed as a result of our ISP change. If you prefer to contact me directly with any questions or concerns, feel free to use my new personal email address:

Please note: My old email addresses -


will continue to function until the end of this year (December 2007). Thereafter, Comcast has indicated that they will not forward any emails to the new accounts. Please update your address books now to insure timely delivery of your emails. Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience.

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?

September Website Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 discount off my Volume #2 CD-ROM e-Book. For the month of September 2007, you can save an additional $5.00 off the current price of $25.00 on any Volume #2 CD-ROM e-Book.

Our Volume #2 CD-ROM e-Book contains chapters chock full of woodturning tips and tricks to help you master various woodturning techniques. You can read the book on your computer monitor or print individual pages, chapters, or the entire book with your computer printer. My Volume #2 e-Book is compatible with Mac and Windows operating systems.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 154 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends September 30, 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 are available here.

Hot Tip of the Month - Forced Air Drying in Paper Bags

Learn how to use ordinary paper bags for drying green wood roughouts. Includes advanced protocol to reduce overall drying time with forced air circulation. To view the full article, click the link below.

Drying Green Wood Roughouts in Paper Bags with Forced Air

Turning Tip Of The Month – Pen Mandrels: Maintaining Accuracy

Learn how to properly maintain and store your pen mandrels to preserve their accuracy. Includes mounting, turning and storage tips. To view the full article, click the link below.

Pen Mandrels: Maintaining Accuracy

Closing Thoughts

We're Setting New Records Every Month For Subscribers: Thanks to all of our new and existing subscribers for our continued record setting subscriptions pace! 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.

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. 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:

Help Us Spread The Word: Please let your woodturning friends know about my Lathe Talk 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.


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