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Blog entry by trifern posted 04-29-2013 10:43 PM 1868 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recent video produced about my inspiration.

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

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#1 posted 04-29-2013 11:03 PM

Very nice. I like your philosophy on wood. I have philosophic view points about wood and woodworking as well. Mine has more to do with that the tree was a living thing and we owe it to the tree to make something beautiful out of it; then it lives on and on.

Have a safe trip. When you get back you will have to turn some vessels that the experience inspired.

Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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Steven Davis

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#2 posted 04-29-2013 11:10 PM

Very nice

-- Steven Davis - see me at and

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#3 posted 04-29-2013 11:26 PM

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Joe on the greater power than surrounds us & how that guides you toward your passion & creativity with timber.

My Guild does dozens of little top similar to yours along with Butterfly boxes for Kids cancer unit here in Auckland. we also do wig stands for the ladies Breast cancer who loose their hair with due to treatment. It’s great to share a small opiece of your time to just help people as a Fellow human being.

Go well

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#4 posted 04-29-2013 11:41 PM

Very powerful thoughts. Have a safe journey

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 04-29-2013 11:42 PM

Great work Joe. I am glad to see you getting the exposure your work really deserves. You have been a great inspiration here, your forms and colors are awe-inspiring and have encouraged many to take up woodturning. Keep up the great work.

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

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Big Ben

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#6 posted 04-29-2013 11:53 PM

Just awesome!!!

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#7 posted 04-29-2013 11:58 PM

Very nice video, very nice.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 04-30-2013 12:00 AM

Beautiful story and beautiful work. I too am often hesitant (or reluctant) to talk to others about my faith, unless asked directly.
God Bless you and your daughter as you go forth among men.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#9 posted 04-30-2013 12:45 AM

Joe, very nice video and beautiful works of arts. Thanks for giving credit to the real Maker of all things….May God richly bless you and your daughter.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#10 posted 04-30-2013 01:05 AM

Excellent video and a great story! Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#11 posted 04-30-2013 01:16 AM

An inspiring video! And some gorgeous artwork!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 04-30-2013 01:41 AM

Wow, Joe! This is an awesome video and great story. Great to see you get the recognition you deserve. God’s richest blessing to you and your daughter as you make that mission trip.


-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#13 posted 04-30-2013 02:21 AM

Joe, So often when finishing a turning or finishing a nonturned piece I always marvel at Gods Beauty. Sometimes I feel that I fail in showing the true beauty of the wood but God is always true and I cannot do anything without Gods will. Your work is far superior to anything I do and I always enjoy seeing and wondering how you do what you do. You are one talented and blest man to show Gods beauty from within a raw piece of wood. Thanks Joe for your video and I wish you and your daughter the best on your mission trip.

May God Bless!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 04-30-2013 02:29 AM


Have always loved your work but now I know why your art work is so great,,, It is a true reflection of the artist. Great to know a little bit more about you and that you have and awesome view on life and people. Thumb’s up and hat’s off.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#15 posted 04-30-2013 03:01 AM

Speechless mate, speechless.

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

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