Steve Russell's Lathe Talk

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Blog entry by Douglas Bordner posted 09-29-2009 07:11 AM 7167 reads 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I receive Steve Russell’s free Lathe Talk newsletter every month. Steve is a very talented and prolific professional production turner. He quite literally stepped up to …the plate (well, bowl actually) when I posted a call for help from fellow turners on Yes, he’s one of us.

Steve loves to teach, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of turning and finishing techniques, good shop practice and what it takes to be a professional artisan. Much of the letter’s content can be used by any woodworker, not just those who specialize in lathe work. I highly recommend it.

originally posted on Facebook

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#1 posted 09-29-2009 08:23 AM

Thanks for the link and the info.

Just signed up for the letter.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 09-29-2009 03:18 PM

Great info Douglas. Thanks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 09-29-2009 03:26 PM

Yeah and his tutorial on sharpening band saw re-saw blades saved me a lot of money. I was looking for a local sharpening shop to help me with a dull 2-3 TPI blade…and I decided to look up sharpening of a BS blade on the internet and up pops Steve Russell’s video with a Google search. I followed his instructions to the letter and I’m back up and running. I thought I’d have to buy a new blade with bucks I didn’t have….goes to show what a little reading can do. My internet connection paid for itself again this month.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#4 posted 09-29-2009 06:21 PM

Good link, I signed up as well. Thanks, Al

-- Alan, Prince George

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#5 posted 09-29-2009 06:22 PM

Thank you Douglas,

I signed up, a person can learn a lot on this site.

I’m always open to learning more.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 09-29-2009 07:26 PM

Yes Doug I get his letter too, and you’re right, he is full of it, knowledge that is. Very informative posting and free. I just finished reading it. Lots of info.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dennis Zongker

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#7 posted 09-29-2009 10:46 PM

Thanks for the blog Douglas!

Very nice web page.

So how’s the woodworking been going for you? I got a lot of poplar scraps if your looking for any scrap wood to use.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 09-30-2009 12:04 AM

Great Info…thanks for the post….It is always a pleasure to find good informative publications…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 09-30-2009 12:36 AM

Thanks Douglas. I saved the link for future reference.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 09-30-2009 05:12 AM

Thanks for the link Doug Lots of good info here I look forward to this news letter.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#11 posted 09-30-2009 05:16 AM

Thanks for the info Doug.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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