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July 2009: Inside This Issue

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • Website Special
  • First Hot Tip of the Month
  • Second 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 thirty second 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 July Update

Volume #5 DVD Video “Sharpening Woodturning Tools on the Tormek Wet Grinder” Resumes Production: We’re resuming production on my Volume #5 DVD video early next month and we hope to have the remaining sequences completed and off to post production by the end of this year. Estimated release date – Early Spring 2010. Updates will appear in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Volume #6 DVD Video: The topic for our Volume #6 DVD Video will be finalized later this year. Storyboarding should be completed by the end of this year. We hope to begin shooting our sixth volume right after the holidays, in early 2010.

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July Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

Additional $5.00 Discount off the Current Sale Price of our Volume II DVD Video & e-Book Combo Pack: The DVD Video “Turning Elegant Writing Pens” 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.

The electronic book covers woodturning techniques on a broad range of subjects. Topics include how to find free wood, drying green wood, processing logs and perfecting various finishes. Sharpening your turning tools, shear scraping, resharpening bandsaw blades and boiling to reduce drying degrade is covered.

Volume II articles include more than 60,000 words and 450 pictures. You can view the book on your computer monitor or print individual pages, chapters or the entire book with your computer printer.

For detailed information on the contents of this combo pack, click here.

With this special offer, your price will be $35.00 plus postage and taxes (only if you live in Texas). Current sale price for this combo is $40.00, saving you an additional $5.00 off the current sale price. Regular price for this combo is $45.00.

To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 5544 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends August 15, 2009 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk.

First Hot Tip of the Month:
Great New Products From Tormek

Tormek has introduced several new products for their wet sharpening system. Learn about these products and how they can help you in your woodturning studio. To view the full article, click the link below.

New Products from Tormek

Second Hot Tip of the Month:
Dust Collector Cleaning Tips

Learn how to clean your central station dust collector with these simple tips. Includes cleaning tips for ceiling mounted dust collectors and PAPR respirators. To view the full article, click the link below.

Dust Collector Cleaning Tips

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base continues to grow 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.

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