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January 2009: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • Website Special
  • Finishing Tip of the Month
  • Hot Tip of the Month
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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-sixth 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 January Update

Woodturning with Steven D. Russell, Volume #4: We're putting the finishing touches on our new Volume #4 DVD video – "Turning Elegant Bottle Stoppers" and it will be ready to distribute next month. Look for details and a special offer for Lathe Talk subscribers in next month's issue.

Thanks to Subscribers: Thanks to everyone who responded with suggestions and comments during last month's Lathe Talk Subscriber Poll. We had a tremendous response with lots of great ideas and suggestions. We are always looking for new ways to add more value to Lathe Talk. You comments will help us to develop several new core features for Lathe Talk during the coming year.

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 34 articles in the Main Library and 32 articles in the Tips Library and more than 300 terms in the Multimedia Glossary Library with 70 photos uploaded thus far.

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.

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 Glossary: Our new Woodturning Glossary is off and running with more than 300 words and 70 photos uploaded thus far. When I originally decided to build a woodturning glossary, I listed 1,000 words that I thought would make a good reference. That list was subsequently increased to 2,000 words, then to 2,500 and it's currently more than 3,500 words and I'm still adding words to the master list.

My revised goal for this project is now 5,000 words, which should make this the most comprehensive woodturning glossary of its kind anywhere on the Internet. Our glossary will be completed over the next two to three years, due to the massive scale of this project. Be sure to bookmark this page as new terms, photos and video links will be added on a regular basis. If you have any suggestions for content for the glossary, please let me know.

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?

January Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$10.00 Discount Off Any Purchase: Take an extra $10.00 off any regular or sale priced e-Books, DVD Videos, or Combo Packages made from the website until the end of January, 2009. Happy New Year!

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 45887 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends January 31, 2009 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Finishing Tip Of The Month:
Plexitone Pen Finishing Protocol - Part 2

Learn how to apply a plexitone pen finish. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips to insure your success.To view the full article, click the link below.

Plexitone Pen Finish Application Protocol

Hot Tip Of The Month:
Sanding Inside Hollow Forms

How to use The Sanding Solution inertia sander to simplify sanding inside deep hollow forms. To view the full article, click the link below.

Using The Sanding Solution to Sand Inside Hollow Forms

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base continues to grow 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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