Frank Lloyd Wright Contest #1: The Rules

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Blog entry by JoeyG posted 06-07-2012 02:00 AM 11129 reads 3 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I would like to start a friendly competition based on the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. The rules are pretty basic and I have tried to make them so that anyone can enter no matter what your woodworking style is.

1) The piece must be based on a work or works of Frank Lloyd Wright.

2) The piece must be a box or vessel. Basically it must be able to hold something inside it.

3) Any woodwork technique can be used as long as it fits in with the other rules.

4) Any materials can be used as long at least 50% of the piece is made of wood. Plastics, metals, glass, whatever you can image and work into the piece.

5) All pieces must be posted on September 1, 2012. When you post your piece name it FLW and you name/handle.

6) Who ever gets the most views and the most comments wins.

7) Must be a new piece made for this contest. We will use the honor system here.
8) Prize…...................Bragging rights. LOL

My purpose for this contest is not to see who is the best at this or that, it is to see what kind of creative ideas we can come up with from a common idea.

I chose September 1st because the summer is a busy time and I wanted everybody who wanted to participate to have time to design and build their piece for the contest.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 02:04 AM

I like that! Someone complained once about the competitions. I suggested we just consider them themed galleries. -onaccounta what you said…it IS really cool seeing the variety of different types of work and all the creativity and fine workmanship that arise from a single prompt!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 02:07 AM

Sounds good to me. I don’t really care what we call it. I just think it will be fun to see the different creations from the same source material.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 02:09 AM

I am competitive by nature. My problem is skill. Me competing with the top 10 box makers on this site is like my mom fighting Manny Pacquiou.

However, I must say it’s a challenge and I’ve done dumber things (this is very provable). A challenge it is!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 06-07-2012 02:10 AM

im in, nice job joey, this will be fun and its nice having a little bit building time, as you said, things are busy…some folks are just trying to wiggle out of there basements…lol…but i imagine there eyes will be peering out soon…tools are at stake…lol

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 06-07-2012 02:12 AM

Hi Monte, Look at it more as an exercise in ideas. It’s not the skill level I am looking for. It’s a reason for a lot of different people to be inspired and interpret a central idea. In this case the work of FLW.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#6 posted 06-07-2012 02:13 AM

LOL Grizz. I think the new grout mixer I got for my drill is gonna be my tool on this one. But that’s okay, because my wife is happy and that’s all that really matters.

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#7 posted 06-07-2012 02:14 AM

Great! I have a few ideas rolling around that I look forward to bringing to reality.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#8 posted 06-07-2012 02:17 AM

Great contest idea, however I am away from my shop for awhile and will not be able to participate. Look forward to seeing all the cool projects!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#9 posted 06-07-2012 02:18 AM

A cantilevered box. Sounds interesting…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#10 posted 06-07-2012 02:21 AM

Welcome aboard Liz. After looking at your projects I am sure you will create something incredible.

Rob, I am sorry to hear that you have to be away from your shop. I would be very grumpy without my sawdust meditation everyday. You have all summer if you get back in there early.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#11 posted 06-07-2012 02:34 AM

For those who don’t like competition, if you look around life you will see that we compete at things throughout every day. From jobs to driving and so on. If you’re not interested don’t pay attention.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 06-07-2012 10:04 AM

I’m all in and have penciled the date on my calender. The ideas are starting to flow!

I think this “competition” will get everyone who enters to try something new in materials, techniques or skills used! Great idea Joey.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#13 posted 06-07-2012 10:53 AM

I grew up in Midland, Michigan which was the home of Frank Lloyd Wright’s protege, Alden Dow. I’ve been able to spend a lot of time inside several of Dow’s houses, and one of Wright’s in Midland too. Very unique. I may have to enter this contest…

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#14 posted 06-07-2012 10:55 AM

It wasn’t really my idea Jim. I thought that Dennis and Roberts little competition was a great idea, and then I thought it would be a great way to see how folks interpret the same base information. Seemed like fun.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#15 posted 06-07-2012 10:56 AM

Please do join us. I can’t even imagine what kinds of ideas you guys will come up with.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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