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June 2008: Inside This Issue

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

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Welcome to all of our new U.S. and International subscribers and thank you for joining us! This is the nineteenth 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. All back issues of this newsletter are available to subscribers here.

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 June Update

New Feature Articles Coming Soon: We are planning to add a new series of feature articles to select editions of Lathe Talk. These will be step-by-step photo articles with captions that show different projects being turned from start to finish. Since there will be so many photos, we will introduce the article in Lathe Talk and give a link to the full article on a special area of our website. This will insure that the email editions of Lathe Talk do not get too large for those subscribers on dial-up, or those who read it on their mobile devices. Look for these special photo articles in the near future!

Link To Our Free Educational Libraries: If you belong to a woodturning club or association, please consider asking your Webmaster to add a link to our website's free educational libraries. There are currently 21 articles in the main library and 24 articles in the tip 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 woodturning website links page.

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Thanks in advance for your support of our educational efforts.

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June Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

Additional $5.00 Discount Off Volume #2 DVD Video, "Turning Elegant Writing Pens": For the month of June 2008, you can save and additional $5.00 off the current sale price of $25.00 on any Volume #2 DVD Video ordered from our website. With this special sale, your price will be $20.00 (plus taxes if you live in Texas) plus postage. The regular price for this video is $35.00.

This 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. Full details on this video are available here. A preview clip of the video is available here.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 62508 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends June 30, 2008 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Hot Tip of the Month - Preventing Wax Finish "Creep"

Learn how to store paste wax finishes to prevent creep (seepage) from the tins during storage. To view the full article, click the link below.

Preventing Wax Finish Creep

Turning Tip Of The Month – Mastering Pull Cuts

Learn to master the pull cut with a Irish ground bowl gouge. To view the full article, click the link below.

Mastering the Pull Cut

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

We're Breaking Records Every Month!: Thanks to all of our new and existing Lathe Talk subscribers for our continued record setting subscription pace! Our subscriber base is more than doubling every six months! We're proud of the fact that Lathe Talk is now being distributed to thousands and 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

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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