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March 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-eighth 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 March Update

Volume #4 DVD Video Sold Out: Thanks to all of our friends, subscribers, and website customers for the huge response to my latest DVD Video, "Turning Elegant Bottle Stoppers." The response was so great we sold out of our initial production run! Luckily our re-supply order has arrived and we now have plenty in stock. Thanks again!

Glossary Additions Continue: Our multimedia woodturning glossary continues to grow, with more text and photos uploaded recently. More information on our woodturning glossary can be found here.

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 36 articles in the Main Library and 34 articles in the Tips Library and more than 600 terms in the Multimedia Glossary 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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March Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

Additional $5.00 Discount off our DVD Videos Combo Pack: Our video combo pack features three DVD videos - Volume II, Turning Elegant Writing Pens; Volume III, Bowl Turning: Step by Step; and Volume IV, Turning Elegant Bottle Stoppers. This combo pack gives you a complete set of our current woodturning videos at the maximum discount available. This set includes approximately 5 1/2 hours of video instruction and is the next best thing to taking a private class with me. With this package, you get the 70-minute pen turning video, the 2-hour, 20-minute (2 disk set) bowl turning videos, and the 2-hour (2 disk set) bottle stopper turning videos.

With this special introductory offer, your price will be $75.00 for all three videos, plus postage and taxes (only if you live in Texas). Regular price for this DVD video combo is $105.00, saving you $30.00 off the regular price. Additional information on specific topics covered in the e-Books and the DVD videos can be found here.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 4309 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends March 31, 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:
Tool Handles

Learn how to choose tool handles for various woodturning tools. Includes pros and cons for metal and wood handles. To view the full article, click the link below.

Woodturning Tool Handles

Hot Tip Of The Month:
Buffing Compounds

Learn the various types of buffing compounds available for perfecting cured finishes on woodturnings, including solid bar, paste wax, liquid and deluxing compounds. To view the full article, click the link below.

Buffing Compounds

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base continues to grow every month! Thanks to all of our new and existing subscribers for our non-stop, record setting subscription pace! Our subscriber base continues to see explosive growth each and 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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