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May 2009: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • Website Special
  • Turning 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 thirtieth 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 May Update

Positive Subscriber Feedback on Marketing Articles: We received a huge response to last month's subscriber question about adding an occasional marketing article to Lathe Talk. One hundred percent of the respondents were in favor of adding an article on how to market your woodturnings, so look for this new article series in the near future! Thanks to everyone who responded with your ideas and your suggestions. As always, I sincerely appreciate your comments and kind words about how to improve and expand Lathe Talk.

WVP Forum Coming Soon: We're still evaluating programs for adding a woodturning forum to our website. I have been acting as a temporary Webmaster for our local turning club for the last few weeks, so I have been having fun learning the nuts and bolts of running a forum before going live with our forum. More details on this in the near future.

Link To Our Free Woodturning 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, 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 these valuable learning resources with other turners in your woodturning clubs, associations, or on your own woodturning website links page. The direct link to our Main Educational Library is shown below:

Our Woodturning Tips Library is located here:

Our Multimedia Woodturning Glossary is located here:

Thanks in advance for your support of our educational efforts.

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May Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 Discount off our Volume II Pen Tuning DVD Video, "Turning Elegant Writing Pens": This DVD demonstrates 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. With this special introductory offer, your price will be $20.00 plus postage and taxes (only if you live in Texas). Regular price for this DVD video is $25.00, saving you $5.00 off the regular price.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 5677 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 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:
Sharpening Micro Turning Tools

Learn effective techniques for sharpening micro turning tools on dry and wet grinders. To view the full article, click the link below.

Sharpening Micro Turning Tools

Hot Tip of the Month:
Drilling Accurate Holes

Learn tips and tricks for drilling accurate holes in your your woodturning projects for turning on the lathe. To view the full article, click the link below.

Drilling Accurate Holes

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base is growing! Thanks to all of our new and existing subscribers for our continued 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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