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April 2009: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • Website Special
  • Finishing 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-ninth 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 April Update

Late Edition This Month: Lathe Talk was published late this month due to an extremely heavy workload in the studio, coupled with a significant amount of time lost due to a recent series of heavy storms that blew down part on my fencing and caused some roofing damage. In the last 30 days, we have received over 11.0" of rain at our home, with most of that coming in the last two weeks.

This month's edition is also a shortened version (no Hot Tip of the Month) due to the delays in publication. We will return to a regular full size edition and mid-month publication in May. Thanks for your understanding!

Possible "Marketing Tip of the Month" Feature: Would you be interested in seeing an occasional article on selling/marketing your woodturnings in Lathe Talk? Lots of turners never sell their work, but lots do… If you would be interested in seeing an occasional "Marketing Tip of the Month" article on some aspect of selling your work, please let me know via email at

This would take the place of either the Hot Tip of the Month, the Finishing Tip of the Month, or the Turning Tip of the Month when published, to keep the newsletter from getting too large. If there is sufficient interest, I would be happy to add this to the newsletter. If you do not feel this would add value to your subscription, please let me know this as well – your opinion is appreciated.

Lathe Talk Subscription Management: Links are provided at the bottom of this newsletter to help you manage your Lathe Talk subscription. You can easily change or update your email address by clicking on the appropriate link. As always, email addresses of subscribers are always kept confidential and are never shared with any other party, for any reason.

Volume #5 DVD Video in Pre-Production: We've started pre-production and storyboarding ideas for my Volume #5 DVD video. We hope to begin shooting early this summer. If you have any special requests for videos, please let me know. Look for details in future issues of Lathe Talk.

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 37 articles in the Main Library and 35 articles in the Tips Library and more than 650 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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April Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 off Any Order: Take $5.00 off any regular or sale priced e-Book or DVD's placed through the website. Includes combos as well as individual products.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 3477 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends May 15, 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:
Orange Peel Eliminator for Lacquer Finishes

Learn how to easily eliminate orange peel from the surface of sprayed lacquer finishes using this tip from Steve Russell. To view the full article, click the link below.

Orange Peel Eliminator for Lacquer Finishes

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base is setting records 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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