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October 2008: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • October Website Special
  • Turning Tip of the Month
  • Hot 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 twenty-third 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 fifteenth 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 October Update

Hurricane Ike Update: Thanks for all of the kind words of encouragement and support we received after Hurricane Ike. We were very lucky to have sustained no significant damage to our home, or property. Although we're getting back to normal now, the memories of Hurricane Ike will linger long after the last piles of debris have been removed. Please keep those who are still struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike in your thoughts and prayers as the area continues to recover.

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 26 articles in the Main Library and 28 articles in the Tips 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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October Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

Additional $5.00 Discount off Our Volume II e-Book and DVD Video Combo. From now until the end of October 2008, you can save and additional $5.00 off the current sale price of $40.00 on any Volume II e-Book and DVD Video Combo set ordered from our website. With this special sale, your price will be $35.00 (plus taxes if you live in Texas) plus postage. The regular price of this combo is $45.00.

This Combo Pack includes the Volume II e-Book, plus the Volume II pen turning DVD video. With this package, you get one 70 minute DVD video and one electronic book. You can view the book on your computer monitor or print individual pages, chapters or both books with your computer printer.

In the Volume II e-Book, 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.

In the Volume II DVD Video, I demonstrate 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. More information on this e-Book and DVD Combo pack can be found here.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 344 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends October 31, 2008 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Turning Tip Of The Month – Reducing Vibration when Scraping

Learn how to reduce vibration when using scrapers on the lathe. Includes tips for using different kinds of scrapers and tool rests to effectively mitigate vibration and achieve a smoother surface. To view the full article, click the link below.

Reducing Vibration When Using Scrapers

Hot Tip Of The Month – Power Sanding Mandrels

Learn how sanding mandrels can be used to effectively power sand woodturning projects on the lathe. Includes usage tips and how to make your own sanding mandrels. To view the full article, click the link below.

Power Sanding Mandrels

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base is growing every month! Thanks to all of our new and existing subscribers for our continued record setting subscription pace! Our subscriber base continues to see explosive growth every month.

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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