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Blog entry by trifern posted 2044 days ago 1967 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found out this morning that Antigua was selected by the American Association of Woodturners to be the “Photo of the Day” on their homepage. I am truly honored and humbled by their selection. I purchased a lathe and turned my first bowl in March of 2008. Who would have thought 10 months later I would be represented on AAW’s homepage? I would like to thank all of my fellow Lumberjocks who have provided encouragement and inspiration to me over the past several months.

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

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#1 posted 2044 days ago

Congratulations Joe! It’s beautiful!

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#2 posted 2044 days ago

It’s always good to see excellent work recognized. Congratulations Joe. Your work is first rate and you deserve any recognition you receive.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#3 posted 2044 days ago

Well how about that!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations Joe, Well deserved and hard earned, I wish you all the best.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#4 posted 2044 days ago

Ditto, Ditto and Ditto!

Joe, you have an encouragement to all of us. Watching your work progress has been an inspiration to me.

Congrats- You deserve it!!!!


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

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#5 posted 2044 days ago

Joe, I want to offer you my congratulations as well but, given the pieces that you have “turned” out I am not surprised at their selection. It is an honor that is rightly deserved.

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

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#6 posted 2044 days ago

Congratulations Joe, what an honor. I agree with them, this is truly one of your finest pieces. The color makes it one of a kind. The true mark of genius would be to see if you could ever duplicate the color.

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#7 posted 2044 days ago

Very Very Cool Joe! Congratulations! It’s always great to see what you come up with next. As others have already said, it is most certainly well deserved. I’ve just started using the lathe I acquired last fall, and every time I pick up a turning chisel, it becomes increasingly amazing to me how much I don’t know about turning. The fact that you’ve only been turning such a short time makes your recognition even more impressive.

Thanks for letting us know about it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#8 posted 2044 days ago

Congratulations. You sure do some pretty work.

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#9 posted 2044 days ago

Most excellent! You certainly deserve the recognition.

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

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#10 posted 2044 days ago

Congratulations and a hearty slap on the back!

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

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Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 2044 days ago

Way to go Joe! Congratulations!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 2044 days ago

Nice to see a lumberjock get some well deserved recognition. Nice job!

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#13 posted 2044 days ago

umm… march 2008? Now, I’m even more impressed with your body of work. Congratulations!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#14 posted 2044 days ago

Yeah, now that this was so simple…what do you have next on your lathe…there are some jealous jocks around here…but not me…just congratulations on a great job. The excellence is visible.

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

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#15 posted 2044 days ago

Good on ya, Joe, you’ve earned it, Buddy.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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