The Trojan Update: July 2011

Hi Everyone! Progress was going well on the crane then haulted so that I could work on some pieces for another show that I was in at Beta Pictoris Gallery. It went well, and I’m starting to make more plans for the completion of the crane for the fall/winter of this year.

After the “soft opening” at Paint the Town Red, I have made a list of the improvements and modifications that I want to make for the crane before its final showing. The most important being the electronic component.

It is possible that I might show the crane yet again unfinished at Artwalk this fall for motivational and feedback purposes but we will see.

Thanks everyone for your support!




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Soft Opening for the Trojan Crane at Paint The Town Red

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Re-vamped Donate Link

Some people have been having difficulties with the paypal donate gateway. If you want to contribute to the crane project and have had problems, try the links below:

Donate Here Via This Link

or via the button below:

Thank You for all your support!

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Sometimes a Crane Raising is like an Amish Barn Raising

thanks to these kids:

as well as Dan Gavin & David Carrigan! 🙂

also, thanks for a recent donation from Aaron Jorbin!

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Sneak Peak of the Crane Progress

the trojan cranetrojan crane

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Thank You’s To Date!

The Crane is moving along. I can’t wait for it to come to fruition! I have a lot of thank you’s.. I couldn’t have done this without each of you!!!! I will send you each a reward after the crane has been completed as a thank you. If anyone else wants to support this project, please do!

Dave McGaha
Becca and Stephen Samson
Noel Jackson
Jeremiah Cohick
Tim Donlon
Chelsea Otakan

Winslow Taft
Duquette Johnston
David Carrigan

Physical Labor / Equipment:
Matt Franks
Kevin Wright
David Carrigan

Artistic Partners:
Andrew Thomson
Andrew Spear
Tanner McNaughton & Atreus Sacco
More To Come!

The World Needs It…

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The Mythological Trojan Horse

Detail from The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy by Domenico Tiepolo (1773), inspired by Virgil's Aeneid

Wikipedia on The Mythological Trojan Horse

The Trojan Horse is a tale from the Trojan War, as told in Virgil‘s Latin epic poem The Aeneid, also by DionysiusApollodorusand Quintus of Smyrna. The events in this story from the Bronze Age took place after Homer‘s Iliad, and before his Odyssey. It was the stratagem that allowed the Greeks finally to enter the city of Troy and end the conflict.

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03.31.11 Update

Production is underway! Stay tuned for photos of the crane in its different parts in the next few days. Rumor has it that the crane might be finished sometime next month for all to see. 😉

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Trojan Crane CAD

Here are some initial CAD schematics that Andrew Thomson has done based upon my balsa wood model. It’s looking like it is going to be 17 feet long! We will know the cut angles based upon 2×4’s soon, but for now a general estimation is that we need the equivalent of 16 2x4x12’s. Please donate!

monty python was only the half of it,

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