Name that Turn - and the Winner is...

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Blog entry by trifern posted 03-05-2009 07:21 AM 3261 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

WOW! I am overwhelmed, honored, and truly humbled by all the response to this contest. Lumberjocks is a wonderful community made of some of the world’s finest workers of wood. I feel blessed to be a part of it.

The quality of responses is just another example of the creativity this community represents. It is evident a lot of thought and consideration went into the majority of entries. Picking the winner was one of the most difficult decisions that I have made in a long time. I wish I could give a prize to each and every one of you.

I hope, with your help, that I can continue to grow as an artist, a worker of wood, and most importantly – a person. The inspiration and feedback received from this community has been the nucleus of my growth.

I have chosen Aine, submitted by Cyan3y3z. The mystic of the Celtic goddess really moved me. I found myself wondering into her world, a beautiful place far away.

Thank you all!


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

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#1 posted 03-05-2009 08:23 AM


-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#2 posted 03-05-2009 11:08 AM

Congratulations! Cyan3y3z, a unique name too!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-05-2009 11:47 AM

Congrats Aine. Cyan3y3z is most unique.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 03-05-2009 12:52 PM

congrats to Cyan and to Trifern!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 03-05-2009 01:24 PM

Congrats, Cyan3y3z!

And thanks to you, Joe, for continuing to be such an inspiration!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#6 posted 03-05-2009 01:24 PM

Congrats to the winner and thanks Joe for doing this. It was fun.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 03-05-2009 01:43 PM

Congratulations! Cyan3y3z,

A very good choice Trifern!!!

If you’re like me your going to hate parting with Aine.

Now you have a repertoire of names for some of your future turnings.

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

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#8 posted 03-05-2009 02:57 PM

Thanks Joe. And congratulation to Cyan.

Another great LumberJocks advantage. Free Stuff.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 03-05-2009 03:28 PM

Congrats Cyan and thanks Joe for the contest, it was fun. Like I said I have never seen anyone come so far so fast. You can really go places with your talent. I wish only the best for you in the future keep on turning buddy. PopularWW had a contest in their woodcentral piece, with a piece shaped like one of yours with the outside looking like leather and a black cap on it, it won the contest. This piece stands on it’s own though Joe. Piece. mike

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

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#10 posted 03-05-2009 04:08 PM

Congratulations to Cyan and to I also thank Joe.

What great fun we all had watching the contest unfold. The imagary that each of the submitted names created as it applied to the wonderful piece of craftsmanship were a treat to read.

I would love to see something like this evolve into an continuing event. In apprecieation for their win and kewl Lumberjock award, perhaps each contest winners could submit thier own works for the next give away?


-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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#11 posted 03-05-2009 04:11 PM


I am overwhelmed with joy and excitement that Aine is going to come to my house. She is perfect. Your generosity is deeply appreciated. To be granted the opportunity to have a high quality piece like this in my home is well beyond words for me right now.

A soul deep “Thank you” to you Joe. May the beauty in your heart continue to flow through you hands.


-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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#12 posted 03-05-2009 04:27 PM

Here is a “TIP of the HAT” to Cyan3y3z and to you Joe.

Running this little contest was a real delight. You had a hard choice to make, but after going over the posts, I must admit you made the right one…... Well Done.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#13 posted 03-05-2009 04:59 PM

Great name for the vase Trifern.Congrats to Cyan3y3z.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#14 posted 03-05-2009 05:03 PM

Thank you. You have done very well. All your turnings are marvlous!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#15 posted 03-05-2009 05:11 PM

Congrats Cyan3y3z! Looking forward to a photo from your house then ;)

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