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Inside Issue #39

  • 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-ninth edition of Lathe Talk, a free 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

Late Edition This Issue: This issue of Lathe Talk was a little late due to an uncompromising series of deadlines in my studio. Two of my huge time-consuming projects have been completed now, so I’m hoping to get back to a normal “crazy” schedule this month and resume monthly publications of Lathe Talk. Thanks for your understanding. I’m also hoping to get the cartoons up and running, which had to take a back seat when my schedule got so crazy earlier this year.

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Issue #39 Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 Off Any e-Book Order! Take and additional $5.00 off any regular or sale priced e-Book from our website. To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 5609 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 31st, 2010 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:
Lessons Learned and Tips


Not long ago, I celebrated the 15th anniversary of my professional woodturning studio, Eurowood Werks. Although the focus of my studio continues to evolve and my interests have changed multiple times, my core passion for woodturning remains as strong as it has ever been. With the extreme clarity that 15 years of experience offers, I recently reflected one day about how I got started, the choices I made on tools and equipment and my early decision to concentrate on turning production salad bowls as my studios primary product.

It is said that hindsight is always 20/20. How true! As I reflected that day on fifteen years of good times and the blessing of being able to do what I love every day, I recalled some of the bumps that I’ve experienced along the way. As I mused about what I would do if I could magically start over with the benefit of what I’ve learned thus far, several little “nits” became very apparent.

There were a few decisions I made that could have benefited from a different perspective. Lessons are sometimes learned the hard way. Luckily, my “hard” lessons were few and far between. There were also a few things that I would have done differently, if I had the chance to go back in time and start over. In addition, there were a few tools and accessories that I should have purchased sooner, instead of waiting so long to take the plunge.

This issue of Lathe Talk will start a new periodic column that will profile some of the lessons I’ve learned over the years, as well as a few things that I would have done differently, if I had the chance to do them over again. They are offered in the hope that they might save you time, money and unnecessary frustration, as well as increase the enjoyment you experience every time you go into your studio and turn on your lathe. Cheers!

Green Wood Processing

Learn some tips about processing green wood logs processing that will save your time and money. To view the full article, click the link below.

Processing Green Wood Logs


Learn how using a sharpening jig can help you improve your sharpening skills in your woodturning studio. To view the full article, click the link below.

Sharpening Jig Tips

Lathe Related

Learn some basic lathe tips for woodturners. To view the full article, click the link below.

Lathe Tips


Learn how to choose the best bandsaw blade for cutting green wood and how to improve the dust collection efficiency of your bandsaw. To view the full article, click the link below.

Bandsaw Tips


Learn how to upgrade and repair two Stihl chainsaws that are useful in a woodturning studio. To view the full article, click the link below.

Tips for Chainsaw Repair

More of these lessons and tips will be included in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Closing Thoughts and Thanks

Our subscriber base has grown every single 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 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.

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