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Dust Collector Filter - How to Recyle

Learn how to recycle your dust collector filter mounting bracket for use with a new filter.

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Central Station Dust Collector - Upgrades to Consider

Learn about various central station dust collector upgrades to consider for your woodturning studio.

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Enhanced and Blended Finishes for Woodturners

Learn how blended finishes can enhance your woodturnings.

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Air Compressor Upgrade Tips

Learn some air compressor upgrade tips for a woodturner's studio.

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Woodturning Finish Storage Test

Finish storage test results from a professional woodturner's perspective.

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Lathe Crane - An Essential Tool for Woodturners

Learn how a lathe crane can help you in your woodturning studio.

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Developing a Brand Image

Learn how to develop a brand image as a woodturner.

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Surface Preparation Before Finishing Woodturnings

Learn the surface preparation steps needed before finishing your woodturnings.

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Fluid Turner - Learn How with Steve Russell

Learn how to be a fluid turner in this informative article from Steve Russell of Eurowood Werks Studio.

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Multimedia Woodturning Glossary for Woodturners

Woodturning glossary of terms and phrases used by woodturners presented in a multimedia format.

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Volume Fifty Three of Lathe Talk e-zine Mailed

Volume Fifty Three of Lathe Talk was emailed to all subscribers on 12-10-2013. Please check your inboxes for this month's newsletter.

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Woodturning Video Tips by Steven D. Russell

A collection of woodturning video tips and techniques by professional woodturner Steven D. Russell. These woodturning video tips cover various aspects related to woodturning.

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Simple Wood Stabilization Techniques

Learn simple wood stabilization techniques using lacquer, CA and wood hardeners for spalted and soft woods.

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Using Wood Dyes to Enhance the Color of Wood

Learn how to use wood dyes to enhance the color of your woodturnings. Includes tips and tricks for using spirit based dyes.

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Using a Wood Burner to Transfer Photocopied Images

Learn how to use a wood burner to transfer photocopied images onto the surface of your woodturnings. The transferred image can be used as a guide for burning, carving or other embellishment work.

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Wine Bottle Stoppers with Cabochon Stone Inlays

Wine bottle stoppers with cabochon-stone inlays add an extra touch of elegance to your entertaining. Learn how to turn them with this step-by-step guide.

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Wax Finishes for Woodturnings

Steve Russell discusses the types of waxes and wax finishes available to woodturners. Includes application methods and protocols to achieve the best finish possible.

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Wax Emulsion Sealers in the Woodturner's Workshop

Learn about the different types of wax emulsion sealers available to woodturners to prevent checking in green wood. Includes proper application protocols.

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UV Resistant Finishes for Woodturners

UV Resistant Finishes - Preventing Color Loss in Exotic Timbers

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Torn Grain and Tear Out, Learn How To Prevent Or Repair

Learn how to effectively deal with torn grain and tear out on your woodturnings. Includes simple strategies to reduce or eliminate torn grain.

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Tormek Introduces New Products

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.

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Tool Reviews for Woodturning Tools and Equipment

Tool reviews for woodturning tools and equipment from a professional woodturners perspective.

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Woodturning Tool Handles: How to Choose a Comfortable Design

Learn how to choose tool handles for various woodturning tools. Includes pros and cons for metal and wood handles.

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Tone Spray Effects on Woodturnings

Learn how to use an airbrush to create tone spray effects on your woodturnings. Includes tips for a wide range of materials.

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Tips and Tricks for Woodturners

75 woodturning tips and tricks from Steve Russell to save you time and money in your studio.

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Testimonials from Our Customers

Testimonials from our customers about woodturning DVD videos and ebooks from Woodturning Videos Plus.

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Super Glue Application and Storage Protocols

Learn how to use and store super glue. Includes tips and tricks for applying super glue, storing, and preventing tip clogging.

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Inexpensive Spray Finishing Options

Learn lost-cost spray finishing techniques for woodturnings using a variety of easily obtainable tools and equipment.

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Sitemap for Woodturning Videos Plus

Sitemap - Navigational information for Woodturning Videos Plus with links to important pages.

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Shear Scraping Bowl Exterior

This 75-second video clip shows how you can use a dedicated shear scraper to perfect the outside surface of your bowl prior to sanding.

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Shear Scraping Bowl Interior

This 85-second video clip shows how you can use a traditional round nose scraper to shear scrape the inside surface of your bowl prior to sanding.

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Using Shear Scrapers on Woodturnings

Learn the advantages of using shear scrapers to perfect the surface of your woodturnings. Includes tips for Irish bowl gouges, traditional scrapers and dedicated shear scrapers.

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Sharpening Techniques for Micro Turning Tools

Learn effective techniques for sharpening micro turning tools on dry and wet grinders.

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Sharpening Jig

Learn how using a sharpening jig can help you improve your sharpening skills in your woodturning studio.

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Selecting Turning Tools for Beginners and Sharpening on a Dry Grinder

Selecting turning tools overview from Steve Russell. Includes tool recommendations for beginners, specific uses of the tools and proper set-up for sharpening them on a dry grinder.

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Woodturning Scrapers: How to Control Vibration

Learn how to reduce vibration when using scrapers on the lathe. Includes tips for using different kinds of scrapers and tool rests to effectively mitigate vibration and achieve a smoother surface.

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A Sanding Solution for Inside Hollow Forms

How to use The Sanding Solution inertia sander to simplify sanding inside deep hollow forms.

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Power Sanding Mandrels: Tips for Use

Learn how sanding mandrels can be used to effectively power sand woodturning projects on the lathe. Includes usage tips and how to make your own sanding mandrels.

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Resharpen Bandsaw Blades Using This Simple Procedure

You no longer have to throw away your bandsaw blade when they become dull. Steve Russell can show you how to easily resharpen bandsaw blades with simple tools and procedures.

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Using Random Orbit Sanders on Woodturnings

Learn the benefits of using random orbit sanders to finish sand woodturnings. Includes advantages and disadvantages.

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Raising the Grain - Techniques

Learn simple techniques for raising the grain on wood prior to sanding and finishing to get a better finished surface.

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Pull Cut: A Guide to Mastery

Learn to master the pull cut with a Irish ground bowl gouge.

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Using Profile Scrapers in a Woodturning Studio

Learn how profile scrapers can benefit you when working on faceplate projects. Includes sharpening tips for better performance.

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Woodturning Videos Plus Product Reviews

Read independent product reviews for DVD videos and ebooks from Steven D. Russell and Woodturning Videos Plus.

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Privacy Policy and Security for Woodturning Videos Plus

Privacy Policy and Security: How we protect your privacy and keep your information secure at Woodturning Videos Plus.

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Preventative Maintenance for Woodturners

Learn the basics of preventative maintenance for your woodturnining tools and equipment. Includes lathe, dust collector, bandsaw, drill press and others.

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Power Sanding Woodturnings with Interface Pads

Learn how power sanding with interface pads can help you improve the surface of your woodturnings.

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Power Carving Tools for Woodturners

Learn how to use power carving tools for embellishments on woodturnings. Includes examples of multiple tools and their uses.

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Plexitone Plastic Finish

Learn how to make plexitone, a durable homemade finish using plexiglass and acetone. This finish is a good choice for small woodturnings.

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