Snow Trojan

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Project by trifern posted 01-30-2009 11:56 PM 3416 views 7 times favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The concept for this piece stems from a case in which I served as a juror many years ago. A thug had ripped out the screen of a kitchen window and stole a wedding ring and another heirloom ring that were sitting on the window seal. They were burglarizing the neighborhood looking for easy targets. They were selling the goods for drug money. I have always thought if the owners only had a convenient way to disguise their jewelry, they would not have gone through the terror.

Snow Trojan’s base was turned from box elder, it’s top is turned from hack berry, and the stand is copper.

All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#1 posted 01-31-2009 12:02 AM

Neat idea Joe, and you did a beautiful job on it. another very good turn.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 01-31-2009 12:05 AM

Joe, you really do not have limits!!! This is a wonderful piece and you have blended the colors and materials beautifully. You have graduated Magna Cum Laude from a woodturner into a full fledged artist.

Nice use of colors and another beautiful turning too.

Thanks for sharing this piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 01-31-2009 12:25 AM

Very neat turning. I like it.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~

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#6 posted 01-31-2009 12:29 AM

I’ll take a black cherry,,,,,,Joe! Nice work.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 01-31-2009 12:30 AM

Way Cool!!! This is a truly unique piece. Great design and execution.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#8 posted 01-31-2009 12:38 AM


I have to wholeheartedly ditto what Scott said. You are the master.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 01-31-2009 12:49 AM

This piece is pretty cool Trifern. I agree with grampata in that if I were a thief I’d steal it too. LOL Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#10 posted 01-31-2009 01:00 AM

Joe, looks good enough to eat.

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

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#11 posted 01-31-2009 01:26 AM

Joe, very very cool stuff. I’ll have to agree with everything said above. You continue to take woodturning to a new level.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 01-31-2009 01:29 AM

Far out design, outrageously cool!!! Terrible hide a ring. They’d steal that for sure, find the rings later, LOL. Really great idea and craftsmanship. The dye work is far out, love the stand. That black outline at the cone top is a nice detail. It’s all good!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 01-31-2009 01:32 AM

Joe, I am always amazed at what you come up with. This is really another great piece of artwork. Thanks for sharing!

-- Rick

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#14 posted 01-31-2009 01:48 AM

I kind of stopped posting on your projects because you really crank them out and I end up saying basically the same thing each time (how much I like them). This one is so different from the norm, that I couldn’t resist. Nice work. I would say that if I were a thief (never been convicted yet), I’d probably take this too. Just too nice of work. Thanks for posting all your great projects and keep up the good work.

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#15 posted 01-31-2009 02:28 AM

Allright Joe!!!!!!!!!!!! This is great!! Very nice idea, and I see the airbrush at work, in a way I was hoping you would start using it. Excellent job.

-- Dan Wiggins

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