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Inside Issue #38

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • Website Special
  • Tool 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 thirty-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 approximately once every four to six weeks 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 Update

No Distribution In January or February, 2010: Lathe Talk was not distributed in January or February 2010 due to a withering work flow in my studio and a family related issue. My schedule was further complicated by several last minute design modifications on commissioned work that was in process, which required significant revisions. This all created a perfect storm of time management challenges that left me with no free time to work on Lathe Talk. To help prevent this from happening again, I’m revising the distribution schedule of Lathe Talk to help insure an uninterrupted distribution in the future.

New Lathe Talk Distribution: Due to an increasingly heavy work flow in my studio and my continuing work to organize “Your Time To Turn,” the first national woodturning symposium for the visually and physically disabled, Lathe Talk will be moving from a monthly distribution schedule to a four to six week distribution cycle effective with this issue. This will allow me a little more flexibility for getting the next issue published, photographed and distributed, as I continue to manage the highly variable nature of my production deadlines. Thanks for your understanding!

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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 43 articles in the Main Library, 41 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:

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Thanks in advance for your support of our educational efforts.

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Issue #38 Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 Off Any Order! Take and additional $5.00 off any regular or sale priced e-Book, DVD Video, or Combo set from our website. To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 4478 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 25th, 2010 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Tool Tip of the Month:
Easy Wood Tools

Learn about Easy Wood Tools and how you can use these carbide tipped woodturning tools in your studio. To view the full article, click the link below.

Easy Wood Tools

Hot Tip of the Month:
Green Wood Checks - Whilst Turning

Learn how to work with green wood, preventing surface checking during turning on the lathe and while the blanks are in temporary storage. To view the full article, click the link below.

Green Wood Checks - Whilst Turning

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base has grown for 40 straight months! Thanks to all of our new and existing subscribers for our continued record setting subscription pace! Our subscriber base continues to see explosive growth from woodturners all over the world 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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