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Lathe Talk #44: Blended and Enhanced Finishes
June 12, 2011

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Inside Issue #44

  • Website Update
  • Blog Reminder
  • Website Special
  • Finishing 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 Forty-Fourth 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 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

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No Issues for Last Three Months: Due to an unprecedented series of family emergencies (including a massive fire at the retirement community where my in-laws live) and hospitalization of a family member, I was unable to publish Lathe Talk on my planned schedule. As one of my friends said, “Life just got in the way.” Our in-laws were not injured in the fire (which required 120 firefighters to fight), but they lost most of what they owned.

Being that they are both in their 80’s, it has been a difficult transition to say the least. Subsequent to that, my father in-law was rushed to hospital and was soon after transferred to a 24-hour skilled care facility. We have had our hands full… The good news is that we are getting back to our normal crazy schedule and Lathe Talk is getting back on track. Because of this, I have also been late responding to some emails, which I am working my way through now. Thanks for your understanding.

Coming Up Next Month - Long Term Finish Storage: One of next month’s articles has been over a decade in the making. The July issue of Lathe Talk will reveal the results of my long-term (10 – 15 years) finish storage tests. The results of this testing was surprising to me and revealed valuable information on storing finishes over more than a decade. Look for the article next month…

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 46 articles in the Main Library, 48 articles in the Tips Library and more than 655 terms in the Multimedia Glossary Library, covering beginner to advanced topics.

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Thanks in advance for your support of our educational efforts.

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Issue #44 Special – For Lathe Talk Subscribers Only

$5.00 Off Any Order! Take and additional $5.00 off any e-Book, video, or combo pack from our website. To access this special offer, enter the coupon code 9090 on the shopping cart page in the coupon box area. Click the "recalculate" button and your discount will show on the screen. Offer ends June 30, 2011 at 12:01 midnight, CST. Additional subscriber only discounts and specials will be offered in future editions of Lathe Talk.

Finishing Tip of the Month:
Blended and Enhanced Finishes…
Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?

Learn how blended finishes can enhance your woodturnings. To view the full article, click the link below.

Enhanced and Blended Finishes

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 every month.

We’re proud of the fact Lathe Talk is read by more than 13,000 woodturners all over the world and it remains completely free of any outside advertising. If you have any suggestions or topics for Lathe Talk, or any other comments, please let me know.

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