LumberJocks

Norwegian bentwood tine box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Tony Strupulis posted 02-25-2010 06:39 AM 6386 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I came across this project in a magazine. Next thing I knew, I’d been “volunteered” by the local club to teach a workshop to make them. It seemed like it might be a good idea to try making one before I teach the class. I made it with cherry and walnut. All shaping was done by hand. The finish is lacquer.

This was also my first project steaming wood. The Wife gave me a dirty look when I attached her beloved clothes steamer to a sewer pipe.

5/11/10 update:
A few additonal photos

I sent the box to my mother for Mother’s Day. She’s loves it and she’s using it for knitting supplies. On the card, I said that handmade mother’s day gifts have come a long way since I was a kid.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com





17 comments so far

View JenWoodworking's profile

JenWoodworking

128 posts in 1795 days


#1 posted 02-25-2010 11:04 AM

Very neat, got any more photos?

-- Jen loves wood!

View michelletwo's profile

michelletwo

2284 posts in 1740 days


#2 posted 02-25-2010 11:19 AM

I make a ton of shaker oval boxes. Sorta plain cousins to these Norwegian ones. Very cool box

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

View bigike's profile

bigike

4033 posts in 2012 days


#3 posted 02-25-2010 01:20 PM

nice

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

View rmoore44's profile

rmoore44

51 posts in 1758 days


#4 posted 02-25-2010 01:51 PM

Haha, I’ve been wanting to steam something too. I asked my wife about the possiblity of borrowing the rice cooker…not happening. Nice job.

-- --RoB, Florida

View Kari Hultman's profile

Kari Hultman

48 posts in 1737 days


#5 posted 02-25-2010 02:44 PM

I love that bentwood box. You did a great job! May I ask in what magazine you found the plans?

View mtnwild's profile

mtnwild

3474 posts in 2251 days


#6 posted 02-25-2010 07:16 PM

Man that’s cool!! Great looking project, very interesting…................

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

View Tony Strupulis's profile

Tony Strupulis

240 posts in 1847 days


#7 posted 02-26-2010 05:31 AM

Kari – it was in the December/January 2009 American Woodworker. I pilfered it from the doctor’s office. Actually, I had permission to take it from the doctor.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

View jim1953's profile

jim1953

2678 posts in 2566 days


#8 posted 02-26-2010 05:50 AM

Very Nice Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

View Colin's profile

Colin

244 posts in 2645 days


#9 posted 03-01-2010 07:54 PM

Nice job Tony I have completed a similar version that you can see from my projects, I am intrigued as to what you used to ‘lace’ the box together.

well done

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

View Tony Strupulis's profile

Tony Strupulis

240 posts in 1847 days


#10 posted 03-01-2010 09:08 PM

Colin,

I’m very impressed with your version! I took less of a “purist” approach than you did. My box is glued together with hot hide glue. The lacing is purely decorational. I didn’t have any chair caning, so I used heavy waxed thread from my leatherwork supplies.

Are your “horns” hinged? How do they spring out?

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

View Colin's profile

Colin

244 posts in 2645 days


#11 posted 03-02-2010 10:30 PM

Tony, there is a small 5 mm check on each horn, by gripping the sides of the box and pushing outwards on both horns the lid is released, the lacing, instead of glue allows the sides of the box to flex and move with the horns. Opening this box is always a good discussion point with visitors to the house.

cheers Colin

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

View Tony Strupulis's profile

Tony Strupulis

240 posts in 1847 days


#12 posted 03-02-2010 10:52 PM

Colin,

If you wouldn’t mind sharing, could you post photos showing the details of the moving parts on your box?

Your method sounds very cool and I would like to refine my approach. I’m already thinking about what I can dig up in my yard as a supply of lacing roots.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

View learnin2do's profile

learnin2do

866 posts in 1575 days


#13 posted 08-06-2010 11:16 AM

too wow!
-i’m stealing my daughter’s steamer!

-what do you use to make the veneer? I love making things curved, but i only know how to make strips.

-- christine

View Tony Strupulis's profile

Tony Strupulis

240 posts in 1847 days


#14 posted 08-06-2010 07:10 PM

I resawed the sides from a piece of 4/4 lumber. Then I ran them through my thickness planer. A drum sander would be a better tool to use.

-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com

View learnin2do's profile

learnin2do

866 posts in 1575 days


#15 posted 08-09-2010 07:44 AM

i’ve made strips in a width planer before, just looked at Autumn’s hand-made drum sander a second ago-amazing!
i no longer have access to a width planer -one day…
Thanks!

-- christine

showing 1 through 15 of 17 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase