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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Jewelry Box

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Project by JR_Dog posted 770 days ago 3172 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this in Wood Magazine last year and had been wanting to build one for my wife. It was fairly difficult to build since I don’t have a band saw and some of the pieces would have come out much better with one.. but it’s done and on her side stand just in time to fill it with a few new pieces of jewelry and wrap it for her Birthday.

Wood used: Bubinga and Curly Maple.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 770 days ago

Very nicely done. Kinda reminds me of “Bridge Over Falling Waters,” or is it “House Over Falling Waters”—I forget?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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JR45

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#2 posted 770 days ago

Really nice box JR! It was also in FWW a while back. Well done.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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PurpLev

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#3 posted 770 days ago

nice build. how did the ‘customer’ like it? ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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JR_Dog

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#4 posted 770 days ago

Thanks for the feedback lumba-bro’s!

She loves it

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Diggerjacks

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#5 posted 770 days ago

Hello JR_Dog

A nice box with an original design

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 770 days ago

Correction: The Frank Lloyd Wright project I was trying to think of is named “Fallingwaters” according to my brother the architect, and it is located in Millrun, PA or what is sometimes referred to as Bear Run, PA. This is added as an additional compliment since my brother likes the piece, and he is far more artistic than yours truly.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 770 days ago

Great looking box well designed anda treat to see. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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JR_Dog

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#8 posted 770 days ago

Thank you for the feedback; it’s always humbling to hear what everyone thinks of things we build.

Very much appreciated

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SPalm

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#9 posted 770 days ago

I think it looks great. And what wonderful grain – zowwy.

Good job,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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jumbojack

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#10 posted 770 days ago

Very nice Dog. Did you have to provide fodder for the box as well?

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 770 days ago

Pretty cool design and a super build.

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#12 posted 770 days ago

Excellent job, especially without a band saw. I’m sure she will love it.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 770 days ago

Very unique design and beautiful choice of woods. I especially like the curved drawer front. Sanded rather than bandsawed?

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

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Chris Cook

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#14 posted 770 days ago

I like it!

-- Chris, “as soon as you come up with something foolproof, they come up with a better fool""

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JR_Dog

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#15 posted 770 days ago

Thank again to everyone!

JumboJack… I tried to search around the internet to act as though I new what fodder was so I could answer your question…. the closest thing I could find that sorta matched up was resins from trees can be used for finish work in some cases… and then there was feed for animals but couldn’t make the correlation; so I officially give up and ask if you could explain what you mean about “Did you have to provide fodder for the box as well?”

Gfadvm… yes I rounded it with my belt sander. Until I can purchase an appropriate sanding station I usually use my Irwin clamps, turn my sander upside down and clamp it to my workbench… gives me something close to a tiny stationary sander to free up both hands and try to shape things. I could have gotten it a bit smoother but I had to stop and throw some poly on it or I wouldn’t have finished it before her birthday. As it was… and she got a chuckle of this… but she figured out I made her something because after I wrapped it and gave it to her at the last possible moment she could smell the polyurethane that hadn’t completely cured yet – lol.

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