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November 2007: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • November 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 and thank you for joining us! This is the twelfth 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 November Update

Happy First Anniversary!

They say that time flies when you're having fun! Our website, Woodturning Videos Plus is now one year old! It was only a few months ago that we started with nothing but a blank computer screen and the desire to build an educational website for woodturners. The first few months were really a challenge as we tried to get up to speed with building the pages and learning how to optimize photos and video for the web.

Neither my wife nor I had ever built a website before and we had absolutely no experience with HTML, Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop and the handful of other programs that we now use every day to manage the text and video content on our website. Looking back it has been a wild, but rewarding ride! Much of the credit for our success is due to good folks like you, who have supported our educational efforts in more ways than I can count.

Marjorie and I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your continued support of our website. We have big plans for the next twelve months as we continue to add value to our three free woodturning educational libraries. We're also coming out with several new DVD videos, the first of which (Volume #4) will be out very soon.

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:

Our woodturning tips library is located here:

Thanks in advance for your support of our educational efforts.

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?

November Anniversary Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

The holidays are just around the corner. Our DVD Videos and e-Books make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for woodturners on your gift list.

Take an additional $15.00 discount off my Volume 1, 2 and 3 Super Deluxe DVD Video and e-Book Combo pack. For the month of November 2007, you can save an additional $15.00 off the current sale price of $90.00 on any Volume 1, 2 and 3 DVD Video and e-Book Super Deluxe Combo pack.

With your special discount, our Super Deluxe Combo Pack will only cost $75.00, plus postage (and taxes only if you live in Texas). Regular price for this combo pack is $130.00.

This Super Deluxe Combo Pack is our most complete package. It includes the complete Volume I and Volume II e-Books plus the Volume II pen turning DVD video and both of the Volume III DVD bowl turning videos. With this package, you get three DVD videos and two electronic books. You can view the books on your computer monitor or print individual pages, chapters or both books with your computer printer.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 670 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends November 30th, 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 1, 2 and 3 DVD Videos and e-Books Super Deluxe Combo Pack are available here.

Hot Tip of the Month - Buffing Epoxy Finishes

Learn how to buff epoxy finishes using various techniques. Include tips and techniques specifically designed for woodturners. To view the full article, click the link below.

Buffing Epoxy Finishes

Turning Tip Of The Month – Tips for Preventing Splits in Pen Barrels

Learn techniques to prevent splits in pen barrels during drilling, sanding, finishing and assembly. To view the full article, click the link below.

Tips for Preventing Splits in Pen Barrels

Closing Thoughts

We're Continuing to Set New Subscriber Records Every Month: Thanks to all of our new and existing subscribers for our continued record setting pace! We're proud of the fact that Lathe Talk is now being distributed to thousands of 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.

Maui sunset
Another beautiful sunset on Maui - 2007

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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