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February 2009: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • 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-seventh 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.

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Woodturning Videos Plus February Update

Woodturning with Steven D. Russell,
Volume #4, Turning Elegant Bottle Stoppers
is now available!

Turning Elegant Bottle Stoppers

We're pleased to report that my latest DVD video, "Turning Elegant Bottle Stoppers" is now available for purchase. Through the years, I have received a plethora of emails encouraging me to produce a video showing how I turn and inlay bottle stoppers. Of all of the small projects I turn, bottle stoppers are one of the most enjoyable. They make great gifts for family and friends and are a great way to spend a bit of time at the lathe.

Volume Four is a double disk (2-hours total length) DVD video set that demonstrates my favorite techniques for turning four elegant bottle stopper projects. Disk one demonstrates turning two projects: 1) A Cocobolo Rosewood wooden dowel bottle stopper paired with a traditional Flor cork; and 2) A Cocobolo Rosewood wooden dowel bottle stopper inlaid with a 25mm Crazy Lace Agate cabochon, paired with a traditional Flor cork.

Disk two covers two additional projects: 1) A blue swirl acrylic acetate bottle stopper finished to 12000-grit Micro-mesh, paired with a black titanium metal cone stopper; and 2) A blue swirl acrylic acetate bottle stopper finished to 12000-grit Micro-mesh and inlaid with (24) 2.5mm Cubic Zirconia (CZ) presets, set in solid 18kt white gold, paired with a low profile stainless steel bottle cone. Part two includes detailed information on drilling and mounting procedures for installing the CZ presets. Bottle stopper tips and techniques are included on both videos.

If you want to take your bottle stoppers to the next level, or if you're just getting started, this step-by-step video will show you how easy it is to turn traditional elegant designs, or stoppers inlaid with stone cabochons and Cubic Zirconia inlays. Additional information on the chapters and topics covered in each video, as well as a short video preview of each video is available here.

Lathe Talk subscribers receive a special discount on any Volume 4 video purchased from now until the end of February. Check out this month’s subscriber special below.

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February Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 Discount - Volume #4 Double DVD Video, "Turning Elegant Bottle Stoppers": My Volume #4 DVD video will show how to turn elegant bottle stoppers, in a step by step format with great close-ups of the tools in action. Volume #4 is a Double DVD video set and includes 2 hours of instruction covering four different bottle stopper projects. As always, lots of tips and tricks are included to insure your success.

Normal selling price for this 2-hour video is $35.00. With this special introductory offer, your price will be $30.00, plus postage and taxes (only if you live in Texas). To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 9337 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends February 28, 2009 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:
Hunter Hollowing Tools

Hunter hollowing tools review. Learn how you can use Mike Hunter's new carbide hollowing tools to simplify turning hollow forms and other projects on the lathe. To view the full article, click the link below.

Hunter Hollowing Tools

Hot Tip Of The Month:
Faceplate Tips

Learn how to select faceplates for various woodturning projects. Includes tips, tricks and recommendations. To view the full article, click the link below.

Faceplates: Choosing the Right Type

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

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

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