Any thoughts on electronic newsletter

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Any thoughts on electronic newsletter

Postby Neville Bastian » Wed, Nov 17 2010, 10:37PM

I wonder if Thermwood is in a position on re releasing the Thermwood Newsletter. The printed one was very professional thus expensive I guess. I would be happy with a MS Word version full of news from Thermwood than none at all.

Maybe it could be half Thermwood machinery stories with Trade fair highlights then the other half Ecabinets hints and suggestions with a few case studies of Ecabinet users. Putting a face to a name. Don't use Dan Epps face. I have seen it. Only joking Dan.

Hopefully someone will volunteer to compile it.
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Re: Any thoughts on electronic newsletter

Postby Bryan J Tanner » Wed, Nov 17 2010, 11:34PM

That's an awesome idea!!! I really miss those magazines.

If that doesn't happen, maybe we should all post more jobs that we are doing/done.


I agree that the magazines Thermwood produced would be time consuming and expensive, content is what we want not a flash layout.
Keeping up with developments at Thermwood, machine and software would be good too.
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Re: Any thoughts on electronic newsletter

Postby DanEpps » Thu, Nov 18 2010, 8:35AM

Hmmm...you guys forget about the Thermwood Blog?

Neville Bastian wrote:...Don't use Dan Epps face. I have seen it...


Yeah, you saw it and went back home--I have to look at it in the mirror every day!!! :wall:

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Postby Jean G Voyer » Thu, Nov 18 2010, 10:42AM

Dan, physical beauty is only skin deep, so is ugliness.
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Re: Any thoughts on electronic newsletter

Postby Bryan J Tanner » Thu, Nov 18 2010, 1:18PM

Dan, your right I did forget about the blog!!!!

Sometimes you can't see something right in front of your face.

So now we just need to, I'm included in this, post more things we are doing/done with ecabinets.
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Re: Any thoughts on electronic newsletter

Postby Neville Bastian » Thu, Nov 18 2010, 7:47PM

I don't think Blogs are as good as a newsletter to get out info. Blogs tend to be spontaneous type info where as a newsletter has a format and a purpose come design.
With a newsletter the editor has a brief to meet certain conditions such as 50% content is Thermwood news 50% is Ecabinet news. Then you can have the sections with 30% on Ecabinet new features, 30% on undocumented tricks & keyboard shorts cuts then 40% on Ecabinet user of the month.
The other good thing is the organiser of the newsletter has a deadline to meet so all articles have to be submitted internally by a certain date. Without deadlines like a blog open endness it won't happen.

Some of the topics I would like to see to get it rolling is
Full coverage of the trade shows with the main feature is Thermwood booth but also their associates like Vortex router bits, Planit, shopbot, 20-20 technologies etc
In depth discussion on new Thermwood models with new features such new spindles, improvements to table bed, new drilling heads. Stuff most people would be bored with but Thermwood owners or prospective users would love to know about.
Staff profiles with their outside interests.
Over view on the different departments like electrical , Engineering, despatch etc. We know a few names on the Thermwood forum staff but none of the back room guys.
Like to see the various industries that use the Thermwood from Euro space to movie set designers.
Maybe some maintenance tips with the Thermwood that we may overlook such as compressed air drying, lubrication and general maintenance.

Maybe you have something you wish to see in a future newsletter. Sorry Dan no girlie pictures. :cry:
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Re: Any thoughts on electronic newsletter

Postby Jason Susnjara » Tue, Nov 23 2010, 4:14PM

Hi Guys,

The magazine was extremely expensive and a e-newsletter has been on my mind since the last copy of the magazine. I don't even do print ads anymore just because of how expensive they are, only banners. Let me think about this because I have a million ideas of what we could put into these newsletters.

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