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June 2009: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • Website Special
  • 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 thirty first 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 June Update

Late Edition This Month: Lathe Talk was published lathe this month due to our vacation and numerous computer problems we have been working through since we returned. Please accept our apologies for the delay.

New Cartoon Feature Coming Soon: For some time now I have wanted to add a wee bit of humor to the pages of Lathe Talk. A few days ago my wife and I were in the Delta Sky Room at the Salt Lake City Airport on a layover, waiting to fly to Maui for our vacation. With more than two hours of "dead" time to fill, I quickly ran out of all available reading material.

I started thinking about my future plans for Lathe Talk and how I might share some of the humorous things that woodturners experience in the wonderful world of woodturning. Ka Ching! Why not add a monthly cartoon? I have always loved drawing and I did quite a bit of it as a student in various art classes during school, but it had been years since I've ever tried to really draw something… Humm… Why not!

So with pen in hand and a big grin on my face, I'm proud to announce that Lathe Talk will soon feature an original monthly cartoon feature. Look for my new woodturning cartoon feature in the very near future. It will highlight some of the trials and tribulations that woodturners experience, as well as some of the really funny things that happen from time to time in this utterly addictive quest we call woodturning. It should be a stack of fun!

Back From Hawaii: My wife and I returned a few days ago from our vacation on the island paradise of Maui, Hawaii. This was our fifth trip to Hawaii in as many years. We have a splendid time as usual, enjoying the sights and sounds of one of our favorite Hawaiian islands. We visited with many of the local artists on Maui, including artists in wood, textile, glass, oil painters, potters, jewelers and more. It was great to visit with some of our old friends and make a few new ones as well. We're already planning our next trip!

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 38 articles in the Main Library, 36 articles in the Tips Library and more than 650 terms in the Multimedia Glossary Library, covering beginner to advanced topics.

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June Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

Additional $5.00 Discount off the Current Sale Price of 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. It gives you a complete set of our current woodturning videos at the maximum discount available.

This video combo pack 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 video, the 2-hour, 20-minute (2 disk set) bowl turning videos, and the 2-hour (2 disk set) bottle stopper turning videos. Additional information on specific topics covered in the DVD videos can be found here.

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.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 8876 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends July 5, 2009 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Hot Tip of the Month:
75 Woodturning Tips and Tricks

75 woodturning tips and tricks from Steve Russell to save you time and money in your studio. To view the full article, click the link below.

75 Woodturning Tips and Tricks

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base is growing significantly 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 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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